Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #450, Painter's Palette, Watercolor Wings, Stampin up

Wow, folks it's 70 degrees here in WI.  That is super fabulous.  However, I'm just enjoying it from indoors.  I did a bit to much yesterday so today I'm hurting. Such is life.  The little dance of one step forward and 3 backwards.

 I used my watercolor paper for this card background.  I pulled out a piece of wax paper and squeezed out a couple drops of ink from my navy blue refill bottle, then gave it a spritz of water and smashed my paper on top.  I then flipped it over and dabbed it with a kleenex to get the watercolor look I was going for.   It reminds me of blue jeans, back in the day when they were acid washed and splotchy like this.  oh the 80's.    Big hair, bold clothes.  

I then used two stampin up sets called: Painter's Palette and Watercolor wings.  I was so happy with how my butterfly turned out and I added some glossy accents to high light it, and would you know I set it to dry and then needed the box I set it on, and carelessly stuck my hand right in the glossy accents.. grrrr.  I'm such a mess stamper.  But oh how I love it.   The inside sentiment is from a set I bought at one of the craft stores in town.

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I had quite a few feathered friends visiting the feeders lately. SO much fun to watch how picky they are, their little beaks just tossing out the seeds they don't want, but nothing goes to waste here, the squirrels, rabbits, ducks help clean it up.  In fact I don't think I shared a picture of Ma and Pa duck.  I'll quick add that here too. You can see how much the snow has melted in a week.   

I'll submit my card to the challenge at:
I took the challenge almost quite literally.   Blank Canvas, hence the painter's canvas stamp I chose, then  the watercolor background of course in blue, and then I even used the word "kind" in one of the sentiments.   I assure you, I planned NONE of this, it just actually surprised me when I re-read the challenge rules. 

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Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping


  1. PJ, you card is absolutely stunning. I like everything about it from the beautiful background to the lovely punched butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. You hit this challenge out of the ball park, girl!

  2. FANTASTIC technique! I love the idea of smashing the colors on - I never thought of that. That is a sweet butterfly, too. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  3. Your card is so beautiful!! I love the BG you created!! Every element is wonderful!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That


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