Friday, April 18, 2008

Wonderful Mother's Day


Hi there, I can't believe I am posting 3 days in a row. This is for Beate's Weekend Sketch. I needed to make a Mother's Day card for imakeartcards.com. It is for a challenge they are having that is due today, nothing like waiting until the last minute. I stamped the very wonderful image, (April release from My Favorite Things.) onto watercolor paper with brown StazOn. I colored it with my watercolor pencil and a blender pen. I added Liquid Applique to the flowers on the frame corners so they would pop a little. I just love these little heart paperclips, but rarely find a suitable use for them, if you try to put them with paper you can't see the heart, aarrrrgghhh! Well, I think it's perfect with this soft pink ribbon. The dp is from BasicGrey (green print) and Me & My Big Ideas (pink print). I cut out the blocks and then stitched them to piece of vanilla cs. and put that onto celery. The sentiment on the frame reads "Thank you for... being a gift in my life loving without condition giving all of yourself"


Someone asked the other day how I used my watercolor pencils with a blender pen. Is this something you would like to see a tutorial on? It is really my favorite way to color, mostly because I don't own $200 worth of Copic Markers.:) Let me know.


Thanks so much for stamping by!

Laura~

6 comments:

Carrie said...

I hear you on the Copic Markers:) Another great card, love the added stitching!

LeAnne said...

Ditto the copics.....you can really get quite great results with ink, aquapainters, blender pens, wc crayons, etc.!!! Anyway, I love this card and DP, the whole thing is so fresh & springy!
LeAnne

beate said...

Gorgeous coloring. Beautiful card!
Hugs and smiles

jules said...

please please please show us. I can't afford those markers either. I would rather spend my on stamps, paper etc. ;)

I would really appreciate seeing that tutorial.

mudmaven said...

I would love to see a tutorial. I've played around with it and think the combo gives a really nice effect. Would love to learn how to do it better. Thanks! ~chris

Jessie/knightrone said...

You go girl!!! This is fabulous, and I love your coloring!!