It's been such a long time since I posted anything on my blog, but that doesn't mean I haven't been creating, I've just been busy with other things in my life.
This includes taking refresher classes in wheel thrown pottery (after more than 40 years) and trying to improve my painting skills as well as continuing with in-person classes for card making. There also seems to be lots of grandma opportunities for me to be involved with my grandchildren's activities and as they are such fleeting times I'm taking every chance to spend time with them.
This week it is my middle daughter's birthday and she is one of those super mums who manages to do everything except relax enough. I made her a card and used the opportunity to relay my message that she needs to take more care of herself as well as wishing her a very happy birthday.
For the base of the card I used one of the designs from one of the Stampin' Up! Kits -
To personalise the card I stamped an image from "In The Moment" stamp set (157987) onto Shimmery White card stock and roughly coloured with Watercolour pencils. These pencils are really good for a quick water colour technique as they transfer easily to the paper and have strong pigmentation for great colour. Add a little water with either a damp brush or the Water Painters (151298) to achieve a nice watercolour effect. The w/c pencils come in 2 Assortments, giving you plenty of colours to choose from, and like paints they can be blended to create new colours. I'm a fan of the pencils and they are a really good way to start with water colouring.
Assortment 1 (161700) Assortment 2 (149014)
The completed card. The hearts from the kit card provided the perfect backdrop, bright colour and dimension that I was looking for and I simply adhered a different greeting and the stamped image. (Along with a bit of bling!)