Sunday, May 24, 2009

Watercolor Irises

{scheduled post}
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{it will make your blogging life mo bettah}
{i promise}

I needed a simple and quick card to send to my friend, Kathi, with a packet of goodies for a challenge that we’re going to be doing here on the blog in June.   I’m not good at keeping “ready made – ready to go” cards on hand… I should really get better at it.  {I think I do mo bettah at actually creating if I HAVE to create something… still working on Jeanne’s advice to “create just to create”}   So anyway… needed a quickie card to send with the goodies and sat down to play.  I have a little envelope of pre stamped images that I received from the swap I did ages ago with Wendy Tunison. 

This little stamped gem has stood out since I got the bunch of images back…  I LOVE the image, nice rich, black lines, AND it was stamped on this really amazing textured paper.  It feels like the portrait paper you have professional pictures printed on… kind of like a canvas…. kind of like watercolor paper. {You can kinda see it in the second photo if you click and squint.. lol!}   I colored the image with some water color pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits and blending stumps.  I love the simple richness of it.

Hope you have a MARVELOUS Memorial Day Weekend.  We’ll be “on the road again” driving back to Utah… See ya again soon!

Inky Smiles!

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Supplies:
DCWV Luxury CS
Archivers CS
Misc Stamped Image
Misc Grosgrain ribbon
Misc Watercolor Pencils (SU &/or CTMH – they live in the same bucket)
Odorless Mineral Spirits (raided B’s shop again)
We R Memory Keepers Brads
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7 comments:

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! Hope you are having a blast and safe journey home!

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful image! I love the water coloring you did!

Kim said...

Stunning, just stunning. Have a Blessed day!

Kathi Carlson said...

And a beautiful card it is. Mine. All mine. A treasure! Thank you!!

Julia said...

Ohhhhhhh...I love the watercoloring!! It's beautiful!

Sparkle said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Barb said...

Oh so very pretty! LOVE your coloring on this...very rich. Makes me want to touch it!