Sunday, January 16, 2011

Watercolor

Elements of Style_Jan 2011_edited-1

Finally, here is a card I will not use the word “simple” to describe. It’s not that it was difficult or anything – just a bit more involved than most of what I have been doing lately. The image was watercolored using a watercolor brush and ink from my ink pads. I also speckled the background with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink and used the stubble tool to add some texture to the solid cardstock in the background. Because I had “painted” on regular cardstock, the paper buckled. I taped it down with Terrifically Tacky Tape, which did the trick in flattening it out.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Black, and Spring Iris cardstock; Black, Spring Iris, Garden Green, Sunny Yellow, and Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen Distressing Ink ink pads; Stampin’ Up Elements of Style and CTMH Say it in Style stamp sets; CTMH Speckled Background stamp (retired); Spring Iris chiffon ribbon; Pearl Opaques; Watercolor brush; McGill Multi-tag punch, Stipple texture tool.

A Slice of Life: It’s almost 9 pm, and I am still in my pajamas. That pretty much explains my day. LOL. After a two-hour nap earlier this evening, I finally have some energy again, which I plan to take full advantage of tomorrow. Oh, and there is no school tomorrow, so Bjorn and Mathias will be spending the day with us. I am so glad I will be home and have this extra opportunity to spend some time with them.

For now, I am off to the bathtub after which I will climb back into my pajamas. I hope you had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead. Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Laurel said...

This is beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Kathi! Love, love, love the colors!! I'm so glad you had the energy to try something a little more involved than you've been able to make lately. Another positive from the job change, possibly? Thanks for sharing!

I hope you have a fabulous day with Bjorn and Mathias! Definitely a huge perk with the new job!

Alanna said...

WOW Kathi,this is just beautiful. So soft and pretty.

I'm glad you could enjoy the day in your pajamas and I hope you have a great Monday with the boys.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!