It's Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week the lovely Jaydee is hosting a Clean and Simple Watercolor Challenge. Although my card may not be the cleanest and the simplest, it is indeed watercolored. I hope you enjoy "Watercolored Thoughts of You".
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Watercoloring with Blender PensThe finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.
- Faux watercoloring! The Floral Cluster image from Bordering on Romance was inked in Jet Black StazOn and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. Using Blender Pens, I transferred the following inks: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzazz. To shade, I outlined using the corresponding Stampin' Write Marker and blended with a Blender Pen.
- Double Bow! A sweet Pear Pizzazz double bow, created from Stampin' Up!'s fabulous Seam Binding, adds a "pop" of contrasting color!
- Fluttering by! A Pool Party butterfly, courtesy of the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, graces the curled end of the Thoughts of You banner. I love stamping sentiments onto textured card stock for a brocade look.
- Pearls! Of course, Pearls are always the perfect finishing touch...whether embellishing the flowers or adding interest to the Tasteful Trim Large Scallop Border!
Today's card was created for a dear friend of mine who received word this past week, that after winning her battle against breast cancer fourteen years ago, she has bone cancer. It will be hand-delivered, so I have no worries about the embellishments I used. I selected what I knew she would love. She has indeed been in my thoughts and prayers...
As always, your comments are important to me. I do read each and every one of them, so please, won't you let me know what you think of today's card? And of course, if you ever have a question about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away! Until next time...
(Mitzi...the background paper on last Sunday's card was Well Worn.)