Hello, dear friends! Well, would you believe I’ve dared to try water coloring again? Yes, and it really takes practice, practice, practice. And I still need more, but here’s another card that was inspired by this dress. I really loved so many dresses and had a hard time picking one, and I love wearing dresses myself, since we live in South Florida. I stamped my image in Old Paper distress ink and then started with the leaves (Peeled Paint and a little Mowed Lawn later), the dahlias (Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Barn Door, and a little Abandoned Coral), the blue flowers (Blueprint Sketch), yellow flowers (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber). I added some extra yellow and blue flowers by just dabbing – and I must say that it was fun and something I’ll try again! I especially like the blue ones in the top left. I finally decided to try a color wash around the image in Antique Linen and wish I hadn’t. But it was too late – live and learn, right? Since I love blue, I decided on a blue mat and a cream card base – and that was that. I still have a long way to go, and I keep looking at Sallie’s and Linda’s amazing work for inspiration, among others. And I will keep practicing, especially since I finally bought some good brushes that really help a lot.
So, sweet friends, thanks for taking a closer look at my card, and I hope you like it. It was absolutely fun to take part in this week’s Inspiration Challenge. I look at it every week and just can’t seem to get a card done as quickly as so many of you can. I am a tortoise, and it takes me a long time to decide what to do and then make a card. I so admire the hares on SCS! Have a great weekend, my friends! Hugs!
Date: Friday, June 17, 2016 GMT Views: 2080
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Mon, Jun 20, 2016 @ 7:32 AM
So wonderful, Cheryl. I'm sorry I didn't see this when first uploaded. Thank heavens for the favorites. Speaking of favorites, I can see why your card was favorite this week. It's just beautiful. I agree with you ... WC takes way more practice than I'm prepared to do so I've just decided to stay with my pencils. You've created a beautiful card here, my friend and beautifully watercolored too boot. Hugs
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