Monday, April 24, 2017

Mother's Day Card

The Markerpop blog has had watercolor tutorials all month, which has inspired me to bring out mine and conquer my discomfort with this medium. I used my waterbrush with Prima Watercolors (Decadent pies) and assorted inks. Everything is watercolor. I used my Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and modeling paste to add texture to some shimmer cardstock and then painted with watercolors to create the background. I painted the background of my "scene" with watercolors and the same type of shimmer cardstock. Using the scraps of the shimmer cardstock, I painted swatches in several colors from which I die-cut and punched the butterflies. The flowers were stamped and die-cut with Your Next Stamp "Plant some Kindness" and colored with water-color.

This is my entry to the MarkerPop challenge #118 Watercolor Animals (in this case butterflies). This is also my entry to YNS Color challenge #62 and Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch #96.

Patterned papers are from Quick Quotes.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thank You Card

Here is a thank you card I made with some Spring colors. I was inspired by the color challenge #117 at Markerpop and card sketch #95 at Sketch-n-scrap.

Stamps are from HFC, YNS,  and Kaisercraft, Flowers are colored with copic markers in R22, YR02, YR00, and YR000. I also used  Kaiserkraft papers, Bazzill cardstock, and eyelet outlet enamel dots.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Anne Frank House

Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam was an incredibly moving experience and educational for my kids. They don't allow photos inside and I think these photos of the outside were actually taken on a different day than the one we visited. I used somber colors and the torn edge for this page to reflect the subject matter. I used this sketch from Stuck?!

Thanks for looking.