Today’s title seems pretty appropriate given how long it has been since I’ve been around. Life has been a little frantic lately – which does seem to happen pretty regularly round here. Ahem.
Anyhoo! This was one of those cards that kind of create themselves. I started with white embossing a old SU stamp on watercolor paper. I decided to start watercoloring in the middle to try and highlight the sentiment, starting with Tea Dye, then Brushed Corduroy and some Vintage Photo right at the edges. I added some water drops and then let it try in the sun (yep – sunshine! SO loving spring this year!) Well pleased with how it all turned out!
The gorgeous wee bear, butterfly and sentiment are from WPlus9’s Happy Mail. I stamped them in Distress Walnut Stain, then used a wet brush to drag color in from the edges of the bear to create some shading. I just love how the Distress inks move so easily and make it so simple to create such beautiful shadows. Especially for watercolor newbies like me.
I cut down the watercolor layer and mounted it on some black cardstock and then on a top-folded Crumb Cake card base that I dry embossed with the Weathered folder from Taylored Expressions. Hello There, Bear!
I’m entering this in the Card Concept #41 “Autumn Neutrals”.
Have a fantastic week!