Saturday, January 18, 2014
My sister Penny gave me a set of artist-quality watercolors for Christtmas. I was trained in using watercolor as when I was 11 years old and that certainly has helped a lot when it comes to using Copic pens. But the idea of using actual watercolor has intrigued me and I wondered if it would hold up with the die inks I use for card design. Got some watercolor paper from Ellen Hutson and used a stamp from Flourishes. It works!!! I was so pleased! A whole new arena for card-making!
I made that Christmas card for my friend., Jerri. She brought it in to our crafting group a couple of Saturdays ago so she could show me how it matched a J. Jill sweater she owned! What's interesting is that I chose the colors and design specifically because the "looked" like her to me.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Been ages since I posted any cards! Christmas travel and now I'm making a bunch of Valentines. But I saw that today's PTI post actually used stuff that I have. The assignment was to use multi layering on a lined image and lo & behold, I came up with the Rose from the Year of a Flowers series. No multiple stamping on the sentiment, which came from Basket of Blessings. It would've looked messy and unbalanced with the Rose! Now, if I can just remember how to upload this!