Finally this busy day has come to an end. Phew. I don't usually feel that way, but I've had so much to do today and tomorrow proves to be equally crazy. I did manage to squeeze in my own manicure (I do them myself. Such a treat and makes me so happy.) and I wanted to make this card that had been floating around in my head all week! Since it's using my new MFT set, I wanted to be able to submit it for the Card Design Super Star contest which ends tonight. So it forced me to take about 30 min or so this evening after I grilled our brats to make it. (BD came home to a quiet house and hollered "Where is everybody?!" Ha! He's used to me being in the kitchen and the kids all over the house.)
This week's Runway Inspired Challenge inspired my idea:
Here we go! (I just love how it turned out!)
I stamped the Penguins in Paradise, beach balls, and flowers on a panel of watercolor cardstock in Black VersaFine ink then clear embossed. I colored them all using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, by rubbing them on an acrylic block then coloring onto the images with a waterbrush using the colors in the designer dress as my guide. .....And that was nice b/c I didn't have to ponder over color choices for 10min, making it possible to finish this card before dinner. Color choices can be up there like font choices for me -- if I have too many to pick from (and I have the 48 set of Zigs), I will spend way too much time trying to pick colors. I get on my own nerves. Trust me.
I've decided I really like water coloring this way. I get a bit more color than using straight up water colors that I've tried before. It just didn't float my boat. And, it's a fun change from trying to be so precise with my color pencils and Copic markers. I can kinda do it loosely on purpose. But it's equally relaxing because my A-Type Perfectionist lets the imperfections go in the spirit of the medium. :D I know. It was hard to even type that with a straight face.
The sentiment is from the same set and white embossed on Pure Poppy (PTI) cardstock which was die-cut with the Stitched Fishtail Flags die. I die cut a similar flag in black to layer underneath. The red and black flags were inspired by the models belt and shoes in the photo.
I am also playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More "Make Your Mark" challenge.
Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! Hope you do so again soon.
Galations 3:26-27 NKJV (New King James Version)
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.