"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Friday, August 5, 2016
go with the flow...
Hello friends!!! Happy Friday!! Lisa and I are continuing our little challenge revolving around CASology. This week the cue word this week is watercolor. I have been having so much fun watercoloring with my ZIG clean color markers that I was definitely up for this particular challenge. Lisa and I will be taking a little break from the challenge next week as I will be away for a little vacation with my boys down on the Washington coast. With our impending trip to the coast (and the fact that I live super close to Puget Sound!) water has been on my mind a lot lately, lol! When I saw the cue word I immediately thought of the underwater themed stamp and die set that I got from Hero Arts as part of their July My Monthly Hero kit. I checked last night to see what the new colors were going to be from Color Throwdown and I got to work. I was a little surprised when I checked the new Freshly Made Sketches layout to see that it was so similar to what I had done last night when I started working on my card. Don't you just love it when that happens?? I started by stamping a coral and jellyfish image on some watercolor cardstock with VersaMark watermark ink, applied clear embossing powder and then heat set. When I saw the Color Throwdown combo I interpreted the aqua color as being closer to blue than green so hopefully this will still work for the Color Throwdown team. I scribbled a light blue ZIG marker on to my cardstock over the areas when I had stamped the images and then blended it out with clean water and a small paint brush. Once I got the look I was going for I let my panel dry. The octopus image from the set was stamped on white cardstock using kraft colored ink and then die cut with the matching die. I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of cardstock and wrapped it with some thin brown twine. I trimmed down my watercolor panel and the adhered the octopus and the sentiment strip. Adhered some kraft cardstock panel to my card base and then the main panel. A few little star sequins were added and I was finished.
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Supplies: Cardstock: SSS fog, PTI kraft, Ranger watercolor; Stamps and dies: Hero Arts; Inks: VersaMark watermark, VersaFine Onyx Black; Watercoloring medium: ZIG clean color marker (blue); Star sequins; burlap twine