Monday, August 4, 2014

You're Lovely Card

Do you ever make a card with someone in mind?  I had my sweet Grandma Tillie in mind when I made this one.  She has always been a doodler and I remember her drawing pretty paisley and flower designs so well!  It's one of my favorite things to find around her house when I visit :)

Although I didn't doodle these pretty flowers- I used the Blossoming Buds stamp set by Paper Smooches- I did watercolor them myself!  I stamped the floral stamp onto watercolor paper with Jet Black Staz-on ink.  I used Kuretake watercolors to paint them in, layering them to get the colors I wanted.
Once It was dry, I stamped the sentiment, also from the Blossoming Buds set, with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I splattered a little Calico Shine mist over the image and let it dry.
I kept my layout simple, adding some woodgrain patterned paper to the center of the card front and a bit of floral paper to the bottom- they are from Webster's Pages Ocean's Melody line.  I embellished with just a bit of twine from Lawn Fawn to split up the main panel.

I'm going to link this up to the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week- it's an Anything Goes week!

I was able to craft with some of my friends over the weekend- Miriam and JJ came over to spend the day on Saturday.   It's so much more fun crafting with friends, isn't it? :)  They were kind enough to let me raid their stashes- the Kuretake watercolors were Miriam's and now that I've used the larger set, I may have to upgrade!  This adorable stamp set was JJ's and it's definitely on my list now, too!  Such enablers!!  Hee!

Hope you have a great day!
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Erin said...

Oh wow... what a gorgeous card!! I just ordered this stamp set and it is so lovely!

Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!

Taheerah said...

This is so pretty Tessa! I love how you layered the flowers and the watercolouring is great!!

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! I seriously love how you used this set! I haven't had much success yet, but I really love your card!

Miriam Prantner said...

SO much fun to craft together! I highly recommend the big set ;)

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