Saturday, April 5, 2014

MIM #158

I love the watercolor trend than has taken over the card making world.  I took a watercolor painting class a while ago and while I wasn't too bad at it, using stamps makes it a whole lot easier. This week's challenge at Make It Monday is "Stamping with Watercolor Medium".   Heather used gelatos as her medium but I used Distress Inks and I must say it takes some practice to get the right amount of water with the ink.


I stamped the ferns from Meadow Greens onto watercolor paper (many times) until I got an image I liked.  It looked better framed so I cut a circle in some woodgrained white paper.  Since the watercolor paper had a cream tone to it, I cut a frame from Vintage Cream and also used that for my card base, offsetting the popped up panel to the right and down.  I tried a number of ways to add a sentiment but the green on a cream flag looked best.

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit.  Have a wonderful weekend.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful Bobby...such a soft and serene sympathy card.

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  2. Oh, I just love how you used the fern images in a window- SO beautiful!

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  3. Great card! Love how you've framed the ferns! We were on a similar wavelength...I've done a card with ferns, too--just haven't posted it, yet.

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  4. This is gorgeous Bobby - love the way you framed the watercolored ferns!

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  5. love your watercoloured leaves on your peaceful card

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  6. love the look of your card and just the right look for a sympathy card...

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  7. Great idea to use the frame and those ferns are lovely with the gradients of green.

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  8. This is so pretty. You used the perfect stamp set for this technique, and I love the circular window. I'm pinning this one to try some day.

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  9. I love ferns. Totally love ferns and totally love this classy card, Bobby! Well done on watercoloring with DIs!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. This is so incredibly pretty, Bobby! What a perfect look for a sympathy card. Gorgeous!

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  11. Those ferns look amazing and I love the way you framed them!

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