Sunday, January 16, 2011


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!


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!