Hi! This card was made for today's Sketch Challenge.
Yesterday did not turn out as I expected. I had PLANNED to CLEAN all day. Instead, I cleaned for about 2 hours and ended up GOING SHOPPING! GEEZ! I blame it on Mark and Markie. They TEMPTED me. Markie sing-songed, "Come on....We're going to HOBBY LOBBY!" Ahhhhhh...the Siren Song of the crafter.....
So, today, I WILL CLEAN my house. I SWEAR it...AFTER I go to Hobby Lobby again...They have a FABULOUS SALE going on!!! LOL!
The Siberian Iris was stamped in VersaMark onto Watercolor paper. (I found the watercolor paper at Hobby Lobby, on the CLEARANCE AISLE!!!) Next, I embossed it in Gold. I used SU! markers to color. Then, I used an Aqua Painter to blend.
The swirls are a Big Shot Die! The sentiment treatment is Nesties!
Registered: October 26, 2007 Location: Central Massachusetts Posts: 717
Wed, Dec 31, 2008 @ 3:22 AM
This is beautiful! I love the contrast of the gold embossing on the iris with your water coloring! I should clean as well today since a snowstorm will be canceling work, but now I'm thinking I'll stamp! Oh and I can always shop....on-line! lol Thanks for the inspiration!
Registered: March 5, 2007 Location: Coatesville, Pennsylvania Posts: 44587
Wed, Dec 31, 2008 @ 3:45 AM
Oh, shopping is much more FUN that cleaning!!!! I love your card! This layout is perfect for you as most of your cards have multiple layers. This is fabulous! Your iris is glowing and just exquisite!! Beautiful work, Faith!
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Registered: March 11, 2007 Location: In my Garden in West Jefferson, Ohio Posts: 4296
Wed, Dec 31, 2008 @ 4:15 AM
What a beautiful card to look at on this cold dark WINDY morning in central Ohio. Gives me hope that spring will come again...heee heee.
Gorgeous as always. I checked your water color tutorial...great job...easy instructions.
GardenDiva AKA Tina DeLong
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