Real Life Color Coach Color of the Week: Soft Sky

Posted by on March 16, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

Soft Sky Butterfly Wishes-Visit

Soft Sky is the Tint in the Blue-Green Color Group, which includes the Hue, Tempting Turquoise and the Tone, Marina Mist.  I love Soft Sky for snowflake cards, but since I didn’t feature this color until it’s almost Spring, I made a butterfly card.

The Monochromatic Color Scheme for Soft Sky includes Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White for contrast.  Soft Sky is a lovely pastel, but it gets a little lost with the lacy overlay.  I backed the under wings with Tempting Turquoise to help the butterfly stand out.  You could use Soft Sky and Whisper White alone, but the card or page would be low-contrast – very pastel!  This is great for in-person projects, but the combination doesn’t photograph all that well, so I added Tempting Turquoise.

This combination is great for Birthday, Wedding, Baby, Thank You, Friendship and almost any other celebration.  The Tempting Turquoise sets a bright tone.  For more sober occasions, such as Sympathy, I recommend replacing Tempting Turquoise with Marina Mist.

By the way, you may notice that I used Soft Sky Enamel Dots on the butterfly.  You can see how to make them in my article, How To Turn Candy Dots Into Enamel Dots.

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