Thursday, April 30, 2009

Twice is nice Friday!

Hi all! I'm the hostess over at the Flourishes Newsletter today for the Flourishes Focus this week! The focus is..... easy watercoloring! So, I matched that up with today's Stamp Simply challenge (ssnotime85), which is all about letting the sun shine in our card today! How do you do that? Use yellow! It's so sunny, so cheerful and it's not a color I turn to often! So, this was a bit of a challenge!

But... this card is definitely yellow!To make my card, I used some European Watercolor Paper, and then inked up my image with a couple shades of yellow ink (Memento Cantaloupe and Dandelion and two shades of green (Mementio Bamboo Sprout and Cottage Ivy). After I inked, I went over my work with a damp water brush. The stamp was from Flourishes Signs of Spring set. If you want to see the full tutorial, just click HERE!

I used my oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities, the Vintage Wallpaper background stamp on my card base, some Kaiser rhinestones, sheer olive ribbon, a tag to stamp my "daffodils" word on and some decorative paper from both the Basic Grey Urban Prairie and Memory Box Rhubarb Tart collections and..... DONE!

Want to see what the other Stamp Simply gals cooked up?

Barbara, Our Guest Designer for May!!

Oh... and be sure to stop by these fabulous Flourishes designers to see what kind of easy watercolor beauties they created this week!

Christine Okken
Faith Hofrichter
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Lot of eye candy out there for your viewing pleasure so be sure to hop along and check out their blogs! Thanks for stopping by! See you back here soon!

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