I've been being inspired by a lot of watercoloring techniques lately. Hence, this first card I pulled out my Stampin' Up watercolor crayons, a spray bottle of water, Gently Falling stamp set, which is a two step stamp set, perfect for this technique, oh yes, and watercolor paper. I fussy cut the leaves after I stamped and let them dry completely. The little wooden acorn is from a Stampin' Up embellishment pack. I colored it by laying it face down on a couple of ink pads, easy peasy. After arranging the leaves on a pumpkin pie card base stamped with Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and Versamark ink I added a green Window Frames Framlit to set off the leaf arrangement, tied a yellow twine bow on the acorn and attached it with a dab of glue. It still needed something so with the Cajun Craze marker I drew a fine line around the edges with the ruler.
Next up is a card I made for my sister. One of her friends from her previous working life was retiring this week. I did some sponging and blending with Stampin' Up inks, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Soft Sky, and Crisp Cantaloupe. Stampin' Up inks react great with water droplets. I pulled out some stamps that I got from GinaK about 3 years ago I think, and the piece of net with the little puffy bumps all over it which reminded me of a rocky, sandy beach that I've had for I don't know how long. It started out a 12" X 12" piece, but now I'm down to about an 8" X 8" piece. It seems to be begging for a beach themed mixed media canvas, ahh, but that's for another time.
It turned out my sister loved the card and when she got to her friends party, it was a beach themed party, who knew, I just wanted something different than a run of the mill retirement card.
That's it for this evening. Hope you all are getting some studio time with your beloved stash like I have this week.