This card is jaw-dropping gorgeous and appeals to my fluid watercolor side! Heather North used Zig Brush Markers but I would experiment with other markers you have on hand, along with paint pallets or even acrylic paint. Play, play, play!!!
A group of us on the A Muse Consultant Forum host monthly swaps. My friend, Sylvia's card must be shared as it is so stinkin' cute!
Another Consultant's card, Kathy Greenia, is clever as can be!!! She also used two stamp sets: Hooray and Hello. I love how she used the sunshine sentiment to create a background! What is it about that bear that just cracks me up?!?
DID YOU KNOW...??? I'm taking Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 103 (since I took 101 and 102!). I'm already behind but learned from Day 1 that Distress Markers should be stored horizontally!!!! What???? I've had them stored vertically in their original round container all this time and ran upstairs to my craft room and tipped the container on its side. Truth be told, I don't use my Distress markers very often (who knows why!) but I store my Tombows horizontally so I guess it makes sense.
WATERCOLOR WOW! Julie Ebersole captured my attention with this card. You will NEVER guess how she achieved the gorgeous watery stripes. Well, maybe you will, but I was surprised when I saw her video. You're gonna LOVE her technique. It's funny that I thought a sentiment would have been nice and she actually stamped one in the video but it doesn't show in the finished card. Click on the photo for the link.
MORE ON PARTIAL STAMPING Suddenly I'm focusing on partial stamping and seeing inspiration even when I'm not looking! Here's an example of a card that I think you'll enjoy:
I love how Jessy Witty used white ink on a grey panel! Love the simplicity of this card.
WILD FOR WATERCOLOR! For some strange reason, I have always loved wildflowers! Probably because I'm a terrible gardener and I have a lot of 'natural' landscape. I subscribe to Lindsay Weirich "The Frugal Crafter" and came upon her you-can-do-this video about painting wildflowers. Click on card for Lindsay's link.
I sat down this morning, yes, this morning, and followed her video and here's my card front:
Simple, sweet and just enough time spent to make it fun and have an accomplished feeling. I used my Koi paints. I'm itching to outline everything in black pen, but I'm not going to this time! I'd love to expand upon this wildflower theme and paint something bigger. Thistle and Queen Ann's Lace are thriving right now, so maybe I'll go take some photos and see what happens...stay tuned!
PAPER ARTS CLUB
August 24, 2016
Swap: September Harvest, Apples, Sunflowers
Everson: Sunflowers, Apples Any Theme
SOTM: Stamp Kissing