Sunday, September 4, 2011

Summer time blues....

Is it just me, or do you also hate the end of summer vacation? The kidlets go back to school on Tuesday, and I'm already missing them, and the fun times we had this summer! The following cards will be tucked into their lunch bags Tues, alongside a special treat I made them! (come back tomorrow to see that as well)

I did get to do some stamping with a friend yesterday, we worked on watercolor techniques which was super fun. The cards below have been colored 2 different ways. The one on the left was partially colored with Stampin' Write's in several shades, and then blended with a blender pen and an aqua painter was used on the pot and for the shadow since the area was larger, and I was looking for a looser feel. The one on the right was colored with Stampin' Write's only, but I did layer colors on top of one another for some depth. Which do you prefer?

Ingredients: (All SU!)
CS: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Watercolor Paper
Inks: Black StazOn, Bashful Blue Classic Ink
Stampin' Write's: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Tools: Blender Pen, Aqua Painter
Punches: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle
Stamps: En Francais, A Flower for All Seasons

1 comment:

  1. Hard to say! I like the shading on the one on the right, but I like the "looseness" of the one on the left (especially the ground). They're both fantastic!