Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing a card I sent to my good friend Nancy. She is recovering from a bad fall and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her. She has now received the card, so I'm sharing with you. :)
I started with a splash watercolour background (I LOVE making these and will hopefully have a video tutorial soon). I used soft colours of distress inks (Antique Linen / Brushed Corduroy). Once dry, I inked up my solitaire stamp from Penny Black using my distress markers, spritzed with a little water, and then stamped on top (Watercolour Spritz technique). The colours flow when they hit the watercolour paper and it really does look hand painted. While it was still a bit wet, I moved some of the colours around with a waterbrush. When it was completely dry, I stamped my sentiment on top and mounted the piece onto a card base. So fun and easy to make!
I'm entering this into ATCAS challenge #81 - Bloom. :)
I finally got my stamp order in the mail that I sent off a while ago. It included the five sets that I'm giving away to celebrate my 5 Year Blog-aversary. Thanks to everyone who left comments of support. I appreciate it!
I wrote each name onto a piece of paper and hubby did the picking last night --- so exciting! Here are the winners:
Congrats everyone. I'll be mailing them out to you within the next week! xx
One more quick thing before I go. I wanted to share a few pictures from our family gathering from last Sunday. We were celebrating my Mom's 87th birthday. :)
Here's my Mom ... isn't she beautiful??!!
Here's the majority of our family. We are missing six, but the rest were able to make it to the party. Mom had a fun time. :)
Stamps: Solitaire (Penny Black); Heartfelt (Penny Black)
Paper: White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: water mister, waterbrush