Sunday, April 27, 2014

PTI Make it Monday: Watercolor Splats

I've been experimenting with watercolor techniques lately, so this challenge inspired me.

Who knew I'd really like sponging on and blending colors from my ink pads?  (Here I've used Stampin' Up's Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Island Indigo. Interesting how the Concord Crush turned pink when the waterdrops dried..)  I used Ranger watercolor paper, and there's a tiny touch of shimmer spray on the balloons.  The inlaid birthday diecut is from PTI's Wonderful Words: Birthday die, the balloon die is from Simon Says Stamp and the stamps are from a couple of old SU sets.  Happy!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter blessings

So the eggs were really fun and quick to make.  I had a bunch of them before I thought about how to incorporate them into a card.  I ended up weaving together little baskets out of Crumb Cake card stock, which was fairly time-consuming...  No matter, it's been so long since I've made cards, it was a great project to get me feeling inspired again!