Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In the Pink

Large Blossom_2_Feb 2011The first time I embossed the Large Blossom image with white embossing powder on white cardstock I realized I couldn’t see enough of the detail to successfully apply color to the flowers, leaves and stems. Thus, I grabbed my waterbrush and simply washed color over the embossed image. My intent was to use it as a guide, which I did with the card I posted last night.

Today, I gave my “guide” a second look, really liked what I saw, and noted that the randomly selected color I had used  coordinates with(darned near matches) CTMH’s new Cotton Candy pink.  I guess we’ll call this card a “happy accident.” One note about embossed and watercolor images: In lieu of watercolor paper, I used regular cardstock that tends to buckle from the moisture. The weight of a couple of heavy books will flatten the image. Additionally, I used Terrifically Tacky tape to adhere it to the cardstock mat.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, and Black cardstock; Black and VersaMark ink pads; White embossing powder; Hero Arts Large Blossom stamp; CTMH Happy Birthday (retired) stamp set; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Lyra Aquacolor water soluble wax crayons; Embossing heat tool.Mari_Feb 22

A Slice of Life: And here is more “In the Pink.” It’s eight-week-old Mari on the verge of the great big smile that emerged right after the flash of Grandma’s camera. Chubby cheeks. A little rosebud mouth. A double chin. Huge blue eyes Mari_2_Feb 22and more hair in the back than she has on the sides or on top. She looks like Daddy. She looks like Mommy. Mostly, she looks like Mari and is (in my opinion) as cute as a bug’s ear. The photo to the left reveals what she did most of the afternoon. Evidently, it is hard work being a baby. Sleeping or awake, she is perfect. What a blessing it is to be able to take care of her. I would be happy to just sit in a chair and drink in her sweetness and innocence all day long.

Baby is coming back tomorrow. If she doesn’t have anything else going on, I am hoping to bring Mom over for the afternoon. I want Mari to know Great-Grandma.

I hope your day was a good one. It’s back to work for me tomorrow evening. I am thinking my days off this time went by way too fast. Tonight, I am going to stamp. Enjoy your evening, and thanks for stopping by. Hope to “see” you again soon.


Laurel said...

Love it, love the pink!

Sylvia said...

Your card is very pretty and little Mari even prettier.

She is absolutely adorable and your opinion is correct she is as cute as a bug's ear.

Dawn's Daze said...

Thanks for sharing the technique on this card, I'll have to try it. It looks beautiful but doesn't seem to hard. Mari is beautiful too!!

Jeanne said...

Ooohhhh, another gorgeous card! I REALLY like that stamp and what you are creating with it. Love happy accidents, too!

That little Mari, though, steals your post(and I'm sure you don't mind in the least). She is absolutely adorable. Thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful granddaughter with us!!

Sheila H said...

Your grandbaby is beautiful, and your card is nice, too!

Alanna said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the embossed look.

And Mari is just gorgeous, so beautiful. And she looks great in pink.

Stampin n da Hood said...

if she isn't the cutest thing ever! Love the card, too!