Hello friends! Welcome to the new MFT Color Challenge! The colors for Challenge #166 are Grapesicle, Grape Jelly, Caribbean Sea and Eiffel Tower. Remember, you don’t have to use the EXACT colors to play – just use colors inspired by the ones you see below.

This is my card inspired by these color palette.

Well, I must confess you that I have a new obsession. If you follow me, you surely know that I often love to change coloring medium, trying new techniques and materials. So, recently I wanted to try something new and I discovered the wonderful world of Gouache painting. Maybe, you already know that, but for who don’t know it, gouache are water based colors, that can be defined as opaque watercolors. The result is similar to an acrylic paint, but in reality gouache is very different from acrylic. While acrylic colors, once dry, set and do not reactivate, gouache colors, even if dry, can be reactivated with water. Surely, I’m not so good with this technique, but I had really fun to try it and I’ll work to improve it.

So, for my project I created an illustrated card using one of the bears from the beautiful MFT Polar Opposites stamp set. I chose to colored it with Prismacolor pencils, to have a different texture from the backdrop. I realized it like a brown bear and I figured it in a mountain scenery. The color palette of this new MFT Color Challenge was a great inspiration to me and gave me the idea to paint the violet mountains. Another great inspiration for this card was surely Brother Bear Disney movie, which is one of my favorite cartoons ever.

Now it’s your turn! Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this color combination and be sure to link your project on the MFT BLOG for a chance at a My Favorite Things Gift Voucher worth $50.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope my project will inspire you to try something different coloring medium! And of course I hope you’ll join us in this Color Challege!


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Appassionata da sempre di arte e creatività ho spaziato per anni negli hobby più disparati (pittura, cucito, ricamo, bigiotteria, intaglio del legno, paste polimeriche, ecc.) per approdare poi al vasto mondo dello Scrapbooking, dello Stamping e del Cardmaking. Armi e Ritagli nasce con lo scopo di poter condividere quanto imparato in anni di lavoro e soprattutto di condividere la mia passione per la creatività a 360°.


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