Friday 26 July 2019

2019 #11 Retro Colour Palettes: WOOF with Cat's Meow {by Nikki Acton}

2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes

It's always lovely to see samples with our older collections, and the Cat's Meow is often forgotten. In itself is has a very retro vibe, so a perfect match for retro colours too! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Nikki with you today from Addicted to Art and I'd like to share with you my retro colour themed design with one of PaperArtsy's older stamp collections - The Cat's Meow.

I decided to create a painty, layered card with my tag as the focal point. 

I selected three main colours to keep the composition relatively simple as I was adding lots of layers - I love colour but I find it too easy to get it horribly wrong if I use lots!

First of all I played with some Retro colours and made some swatches of colours that (hopefully!) work well together.

I added colour to my Smoothy Card using a brayer before adding my second colour through a stencil using a sponge. The stencil is PS092. I used Fresco Acrylic paints in Peach Nectar, Blue Oyster, Caramel, Eggshell and a little Chocolate Pudding for layering.

I cut these backgrounds to fit onto my 6x6 inch card base layering onto white and then my Chocolate pudding base layer. The scraps were used to stamp the words on - using black Archival Ink.

I stamped the tag from the stamp set (Cat's Meow - Dog) on both a background of brayered Peach Nectar and also white card so I could layer it. The resting dog was also stamped and fussy cut to layer.

The finishing touches were all the words, the stars (fussy cutting again!) and some glossy accents on the dog's nose to add a little dimension and shine! 

If you haven't seen these stamps do check them out - there are 12 designs in the range with various themes. If, like me, colour can be a challenge - try creating little swatches to see what works - it certainly helps me!

Nikki x

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Words and Pictures said...

As Leandra said, the style of the stamps is just right for a retro colour palette. Love your colour swatching, Nikki - a great tip - they look so cool all lined up like that, and the contrasts work beautifully in the brayered stencilling (cool technique!).
Alison x said...

Nikki this is a great combination. Put a smile on my dial this morning!

Miriam said...

This is wonderful nikki. I always forget about these stamps!

A Pink said...

A fabulous tagged card, Nikki . Excellent use of colour , stamps and stencils brought together in a well balanced design .
Great showcasing of an older PA stamp collection .

Corrie Herriman said...

I love this ! I didn't realise PA did stamps like this ! lol
Corrie x