As much as I admire the boldness, warmth, and fiery sweetness of orange,
it can be a difficult color for me to work with on layouts,
especially in large portions.
As always, Shimmerz to the rescue!
With the help of Shimmerz Vibez and paints,
I "tamed" a piece of bright orange cardstock,
rendering it into a gentle peachy color
for my "Tea Time" layout.
I began by opening up a container of that miracle medium, gesso,
and added a few dollops to the paper,
along with an extra helping of Shimmerz Carrot Top Pearlz.
I then brushed the gesso/paint combination across the page,
creating a soft peach background in the process.
I had the idea of adding some extra texture to the page,
courtesy of this Stamping Bella script stamp,
and a few sprays of Shimmerz Fiery Fiesta Vibez.
Shimmerz and I had tamed the orange beast:
Oh, but the powers of Shimmerz didn't stop there.
They also rejuvenated the petals of these Prima flowers,
care of some magical Pixie Dust Blingz:
Could it be that I can actually "do" orange now?
Purple, you're SO next.