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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Watercolor Wash with Sheltering Tree

Hello!  It's Wednesday...you've almost made it to the weekend!!  YIPPEE!!! I sure hope your week is going well!

I had something else planned to share with you today, but last night as I was watching the Giants beat the Mets (Heston pitched a NO HITTER...AWESOME!) I was also looking through Pinterest and found some really cool cards I want to try.  So this morning I after going to the gym, making pancakes and eggs for the kids, spray painting some metal furniture that was rusting...I FINALLY made my way out to my workshop!

Here's what I came up with...inspired by frenchiestamps!
I absolutely LOVE this technique and these cards!  Aren't they BEAUTIFUL??!!

Let me show you how it's done...it's so simple!  I just know you are gonna love it as much as I do!! 


All you need to have to do this technique is your Stampin' Write Markers, a clear block and Whisper White cardstock.  The colors I chose for my cards are Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay and Mossy Meadow.  I simply colored my block with my markers, spritzed them with water (hold your spritzer 8-10 inches away) and stamped the image onto the cardstock. Isn't it a BEAUTIFUL technique?!!
This morning when I went downstairs to start a load of laundry...I looked at a canvas I have on my wall (I need to frame these...too much white wall) and I thought...OH MY GOODNESS...I could recreate this as a card...with this technique!  It ALWAYS amazes me where we find our inspiration.  I took this photo a couple years ago at a burned area in a nearby town.  It was so BEAUTIFUL that my husband NEVER hesitated when I asked him to pull over so I could take a picture! 

I'm so excited about what came out of this vision!
For this card I used Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss.
For this card I used Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.


This is where my inspiration ended (I had to come in from my workshop...and get some chores done!).  I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE it!  I hope you do too!  I used Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry...I think it captured the fill of the photo just perfectly! 

I hope you will find time to give this a try...it's so much FUN!  If you do, be sure to share a photo of what you were inspired to create!

I'd also LOVE it if you have time to give me a comment on what you think of this groovy technique!  Have a FANTASTIC rest of your day!!

Thanks for stopping by...and remember









6 comments:

  1. Darla, these are gorgeous!! Each one so unique. I was watching the game too!! Yay Giants, Chris Heston even had two hits and two rbi's! Now that's contributing!

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    1. Thanks bunches Natalie! Last nights game was great too...Panik with another homer with all of his NY fans....very cool! I LOVE MY GIANTS!!!!

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  2. Do you have to worry abt the markers picking up other colors as you do this technique?

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    1. Good question...I just brush on a piece of paper after I have applied the ink to the clear block...that gets any ink it may have touched off! Have FUN!

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  3. I love the technique, I am going to have to try this.

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    1. It is such a FUN technique! I'm so glad you joined me at my workshop today! It was FANTASTIC to meet you! So glad that you were able to give this a try today! THANKS BUNCHES for taking the time to comment!

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Thank you for your comments....they are always such an encouragement!