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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Time well spent

Don't you just LOVE this set! The minute I first saw the cards being done with it I KNEW that I had to have it! There reallys is so much that you can do with it. Not to mention that it is perfect to watercolor! That's something that I have not done in a while because I'm always playing with my Gamsol!

This card I just love because of all the bright colors! It's been kind of dreary, glomy here lately. Actually yesterday was the first beautiful day we've had in a while! The sun was shining and it was nice enough out to just have on a sweatshirt. Well enough of that! On to the card.

The first card I used Old Olive for the card base. I layered on a piece of yellow polka dot paper (once again ~ I've had it for years and bought it at a show and cant remember who I bought it from!) I then stamped the flowers using a masking technique. I colored them in with my watercolor pencils and my aqua painter. When I use my aqua painter I found that the easiest way (and it's just the way I do it ~ there may be an easier way that you can find) is not to put the pencils to the paper, but to touch the aqua painter to the pencil then color with that. I do keep a paper towel close by to blot the paper if too much water gets on it. Once I was done with the flowers and butterfly I did the saying. I placed the flowers on the paper and layered the sentiment to a piece of Old Olive and Pink Passion paper. Once all the pieces were layered and aheared I used some stickles on the flowers and butterfly just to add some sparkle.

On this card I only used one of the flowers from Time Well Spent. I actually stamped it 3 times. The first time I stamped it and colored the outer edge of the flower. Then on the 2nd image I colored the inner part of the flower, and for the 3rd image I colored the center of the flower. I added a brad in the center of the flower.

I attached them all together with pop dots to give it a little more dimension.

I actually started this card backwards. I stamped, colored and cut the flower then I thought what to do with it?? So I looked thru the gallery at SCS and had seen the sketch challenge 161 that I had not participated in yet. Now, I'm not sure that this is just like the sketch, it may look a little different ~ but it's my try.

I took a piece of Orchid Oppulence for the base card. I layered it with that polka dot paper. For the sketch card I added a piece of purple polka dotted paper that I sponged and then layered the last panel that was Gable Green with a piece of DP that I received in a RAK. (I would really like to have all my paper sorted - but 1/2 of it I don't know who it's made by?!)

I hope that these cards inspire you to come up with something creative! I'd love to see!


Claire said...

Lovely cards. Such yummy zingy colours!

Mary Beth said...

These cards are so Springy feeling:) I LOVE the colors!! TFS:)

Jackie said...

I do love that set! I will have to wait till they retire it and hope someone is selling it, thought :-( I really like those cards of yours, very colorful and cheerful!

Cheryl said...

Such a happy card--makes me smile. love it.

Amanda G said...

I really like the bright colors. Great job!

melanie said...

Love them

Michelle said...

What pretty cards! I love the colours and the stamps are beautiful :0)

Nicola said...

What awesome cards. I love this set. Wish I could get it but it's out of my league. Ebay watching I will


stampinbydiane said...

These are beautiful! Colors are just so happy and springy!

Mindy said...

So bright and cheerful! I LOVE this set as well. Great job!