Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Watercolor Bliss

Hi there!  The card I am sharing today is the 4th in a series that will become a birthday gift to a dear friend at work.  I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch as the basis for the layout, although you'll see I took a few liberties with the design!

I started by flipping the sketch on its side and then moving and elongating the focal point to accommodate the stamped image.  I used one of my favorite techniques with this stamp by using markers directly on the rubber, then spritzing with water and stamping on the watercolor paper.  The background was then colored with Soft Sky ink using an Aquapainter.

I love this color combination; it's similar to one I used with this stamp and this technique back in early July.  While this stamp has long been retired, it is one I will never part with.

For my returning visitors, you'll notice I updated my profile pic.  The last one was nearly five years old and my hair has gotten much shorter since the beginning of this year.  My husband took this photo in the entry of our house today where he has several plants that thrive with lots of northern and eastern light.  You notice I say "he"...I am a total black thumb, so he is in charge of growing things.  ; - )  

Anyway, thanks for the visit and you know I would love to hear from you if you have time to leave a comment!



Product details:
Stamps:  Inspired by Nature
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Watercolor
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky
Other:  Beautiful Wings embosslit, Curly Label punch, Honeycomb embossing folder, Hello Honey Stitched Satin ribbon, Basic Pearls

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