Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS and some watercoloring .....


I'm surprised to be blogging today AND after a nice little quiet crafty session in my office. The kids have been playing outside with neighbors for a few hours and I'm almost lost! (ALMOST.) The weather is beeee-u-tiful so I plan to get back outside and do something, even if it's just read. I can't wait.

But I will share a card or two from my session first.

This week's challenge over on the SPARKS blog is a sketch:

Here is my card using the new Blossoming Buds stamp set from over at PaperSmooches.
After stamping the focal image in CTMH Bamboo ink, I used Hollyhock and Topiary reinkers dipped with a wet Fantastix stick to color in the flowers and leaves. I also dipped the pen onto PTI Hibiscus Burst and Simply Chartreuse inkpads (don't have those reinkers. Hmmmm....a new shopping list!)
I love how the watercolor looks with this image. I stamped the sentiment in Cocoa ink and then used second generation Chocolate ink for the little dots that randomly surround the image. I layered the panel over a scrap piece of patterned paper from remnants of my CTMH Dream Pop paper kit.
I used an already embossed piece of PTI Kraft cardstock for my backdrop because I liked how the floral looking pattern complemented the stamped image.
Enough about that!   --- Thanks for stopping by to visit!
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  1. WOW!! This card is so beautiful and soothing in a way!! It is loveliness epitomized and I am so excited to see something so touched with elegance and beauty!! The florals are gorgeous and your background elements and the twine just all come together to make this a real beauty!!

  2. Oh wow! Your water coloring is absolutely stunning! Love the gold embossing. Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

  3. OMG OMG OMG!! This is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE everything about your design!! =) Such a NEAT take on the Sketch Challenge!! THANKS SO MUCH for playing along with us on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll play along again Next Week!! Have a FBULOUS WEEK!! =)


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