Thursday, April 9, 2009

Morning Glory

I finally made a thank you card for Shannon and Connie...it has been one week since they so thoughtfully made my family a wonderful dinner with salad, dessert, wine and some beautiful tulips. See this post for more details regarding their sweet gesture :O)

I've never tried the watercoloring with markers technique until now. Actually, I think I tried it once before but not with watercolor paper so it didn't work how I wanted it to. My Stampin' Up! order containing my first pack of watercolor paper arrived a few days ago. I don't know what I was thinking but I assumed Stampin' Up! watercolor paper wasn't anything like normal watercolor paper. It's JUST like normal watercolor paper (which I have plenty of BTW), but sturdier and pre-cut. LOL I'm such a dork sometimes :O)

So, I decided to use my brand new Morning Soft stamp for my first stab at watercoloring with markers. I love this stamp! I cannot believe I waited so long to buy it...I kept putting it off but just couldn't resist anymore. I used Ruby Red and Cameo Coral for the flowers and Old Olive and Mellow Moss for the stems and leaves. I created a very faint shadow with Blush Blossom. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough Old Olive cardstock to finish my card so I relied on Always Artichoke to compliment the Cameo Coral cardstock instead. I think it looks okay though :O)

Oh, and I just realized that this was ALMOST a Stampin' Up! only card...but the ribbon is from Michaels :( I was so close! LOL I suppose you could substitute it for SU! ribbon...

Thanks for stopping by :O) Hope your week has been wonderful so far. One more day for me until the weekend! Enjoy your Easter Sunday ♥

All supplies are listed in my SCS Gallery.

2 comments:

Alicia said...

Beautiful Card. I love the colors and the flower is so pretty.

Kim said...

This flower is just beautiful! Love the colors and great job coloring!

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