The week is moving along, it’s Wednesday already! It was another nice day here yesterday, warm and sunny. Work was uneventful which is just how I like it. Little Daniel went and got his first haircut yesterday, as if he wasn’t cute enough! He’ll be a year old on Friday. His mom said that he looks like a little boy now, especially when he’s running all over the place! Here he is with his spiffy new do…
Looks a little like my haircut! After dinner Andrew stopped by for a bit and we caught up, it’s been a little while since I have seen him, we have both been really busy. We vowed to make sure that we put the busy aside so that it isn’t another two weeks before we see each other again. Not too bad for a Tuesday at all!
If it’s Wednesday then that means I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…
I felt the need to watercolor again last night and today’s card is an odd size, it’s 4 3/4 x 4 3/4, definitely not a size that I have made before but I have my Envelope Punch Board to make my envelope so it’s all good. The base for the card is a piece of “Vintage” Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations Card Stock and the background is a piece of Sahara Sand. My panel in the middle is a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack and is backed with some Early Espresso with a piece of Linen Thread tied in a bow. All of my images are from the An Open Heart Stamp Set. The branch is stamped in Mossy Meadow and the bird and greeting in Early Espresso, both on Watercolor Paper. I used a paintbrush with water to pull ink from the stamped images and color them in. Some Cherry Cobbler on the bird and branch and some Crushed Curry for the beak enhance the detail a bit. It’s mounted to a piece of Mossy Meadow and adhered to the main panel with SNAIL. Two more pieces of the DSP are punched out with the Banner Punch and tucked under the main panel. The greeting is stamped in the lower left and completes the card. I really do love the watercoloring using the ink from the stamped images, it’s a nice easy way to get a pretty cool look! And there you have my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Stop by the blog to see what the other designers have dome with the sketch and enter your project in the gallery so we can see your take. I hope that you enjoyed my card and I thank you of taking a little time to stop by and see me today! Enjoy your Wednesday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Set: An Open Heart Clear Mount
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow
Specialty Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations (Vintage)
Specialty Paper: Watercolor
Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree
Embellishments: Linen Thread
Tools: Paint Brush, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig and SNAIL
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