If all of a sudden this post just stops mid sentence it is because my computer died. Its almost there man! Any day now...
I am here today with this card I made last night...
Here is is from another angle...
I am really loving this card. At first, I was making it for the Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Which I still am. But as I am painting this card, I realized that the inspiration behind this card is actually from the CAS-ual Fridays CAS01 May Challenge. Actually their first encouragement challenge. This card is what I see in the picture from that challenge.
I started this card with a piece of 140 lb watercolor paper. I stamped the sentiment from Concord & 9th in Versamark and embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing powder. I heat set and stamped the flowers in each corner the same way.
I took out my new watercolors (eek, still exciting!) and started adding some blues, greens, a bit of yellow for contrast and purple. I let it dry overnight and when I came back to it today, I noticed I could not read the sentiment. I think it would have been better if I stamped it in navy blue ink - which I will do next time. However, for today, I did not have that luxury. So I took a shade called Indigo in my White Knight paints (or St. Petersburgh - I hear it both ways and am unsure what to call these new friends of mine) and dabbed over the sentiment only in hopes of making it pop.
It darkened it a bit, but all in all I think that is okay. Otherwise it was washed out. If I go with the Navy ink next time I can definitely lighten up the palette.
I scallped the edges and popped up on some foam tape to my blue background then onto a top folding card. I am keeping this card very simple and letting the message do all of the work.
This challenge is for encouragement. I do not have the authority to say too much, but there is a person very special to me going through something right now. All I can do is take care of her the way she took care of me in the past. Nuff said. The fear in me does not want to jinx anything. I just need to give her this card. She is the loveliest person I know.
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