Sunday, July 27, 2014

Make It Monday #173


I've been lacking in mojo and crafty free-time this week. We are winding the summer down here and preparing for Back to School. I'm super sad. I would really love a few more weeks and I know the kids would, as well. I never thought school would be exhausting even after I finished it myself! And, I'm going to miss those knuckleheads during the day. :( Sniff, sniff.

So, that being said, I haven't been as crafty or bloggy and that will probably continue until school actually starts back. And then I will need the therapy for sure!

Earlier this week, I did play along with the Make It Monday - No Outline Watercolor challenge. I watched that video laying on the couch one afternoon when I was down and done for the day and it really piqued my interests. I was so excited to see this approach and that it was something I could do with my supplies already on-hand.

I used my Garden Grace set (I think my only PTI set that has an outline only stamp) and I loved how it turned out!

I colored this with my CTMH reinkers, Topiary, Honey, Hollyhock, and Crystal Blue. I don't have a watercolor pen but I did have some of those little Fantastix sticks that I had bought many moons ago when I was a little nervous about Princess Avery coloring with my CTMH Blending pen. LOL. I considered these a cheap alternative and this week I was so glad that I still had them and that I had a good use for them. I just dipped them in water prior to dipping them in my reinker. It was a lot of fun to play with and I hope to do it more -- get a bit more practiced.
I stamped the sentiment using my Wet Paint III set and Onyx Black VersaFine ink. I layered it over a piece of Juicy Pear color Bazzil cardstock after I rounded the corners on the watercolor paper panel. A lot of fun. And I'm so glad, since it was almost all I managed to make up in my crafty space this week!
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
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  1. Those sprays of flowers are so beautifully watercoloured! Very effectiove. SOmeone will love receiving this card!

  2. This is totally gorgeous! Wow!

  3. I think this is so amazingly gorgeous and so breathtaking!! You did a fabulous job with this technique!! I am so impressed!!


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