I wanted to play around with some watercoloring today. This is a set from the new 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog called Bright Wishes. There are several wonderful sayings in this set, and the one I used is, “may all your wishes come true.” Sadly, though, after I stamped it, I realized my image wouldn’t fit, so the sentiment is under the image. Oops!
I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the wishing well. The idea was to color all the lines and make it look like I painted it. Of course, when you watercolor over water based ink, it fades a bit, but I actually like it this way. It looks old and vintage and goes with the weathered board background. (That’s my story, and I’m sticking with that.)
The background paper – Serene Scenery – is retiring, and it’s already gone. *sad* It was great paper. The card base is also new. I know, you’re thinking, “What’s so new about Very Vanilla? We’ve had it for years.” Yes, we have. But this is Very Vanilla thick cardstock. How cool is that?
I was in a rush to finish this, so I didn’t add any “fancies” – like twine, ribbon, or other embellishments. Maybe later. Today was my “catch up” day. (Edited: Since it ended up being so late when I finally got around to blogging, I decided to post this on Thursday instead of Wednesday, so “today” is really “yesterday.” Having a little more time, I thought, “Hey, let’s do more to this card.” And you know what? I actually like the plain version better. I added some doilies and metallic thread, but I think it detracts from the focal image. So I’m sticking with my original.)
May 18 (today, if you’re reading this the day it was posted) is my Wesley’s birthday. I can’t believe my baby is 25 years old. He’s such an amazing man, and I’m so proud of him. Since this will post early on the 18th, I won’t show any of the cards we made for him until tomorrow. Or, actually, probably Monday, since Friday is Stamp-Off day. I had a blast making (and helping others make) cards for Wes and a creating a gift from Amelia. I think he’ll love it!
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