Lovely Watercolored Words
Sometimes, one can find inspiration in odd places. Mike & I had dinner out one night while we were in Floriday. While I was admiring the décor of the restaurant, I happened to notice the sign for the rest rooms. I took a photo, but, sadly, the light wasn’t great and there is a huge glare in the center; it was a little difficult to take a good picture without bothering (or scaring) the ladies at the next table.
The sign was very simple – hot, summer colors watercolored across the sign with “Rest Rooms” painted on it, and it was the inspiration for this card.
I had so much fun mising colors. I used mostly reds and yellows with a little pink and simply washed the color over Watercolor Paper. I’d tell you what colors I used, but I made this two weeks ago. Half the fun, though, is mixing and creating your favorite design.
After the ink dried, I used the Lovely Words Thinlits to die-cut friend. I stamped missing you from Oh So Eclectic in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, then layered the watercolored paper to Chocolate Chip card stock, and then to a Pumpkin Pie card. Of course, I added some Enamel Shapes in Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry. I thought using a heart for the dot on the i was a fun touch. Very middle school, don’t you think?
I loved having minimal supplies with me on vacation, because it stretched my creativity a little. I’m sure Mike will raise his eyebrows at my use of the word “minimal.” As Inigo Montoya would say, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” But compared what I usually have available, it was definitely minimal!
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This is a very nice card, especially for “minimal.” I know what you mean, if I had to made do with half my craft room it would be minimal, and you know how much stuff I have. I bet your car was mostly craft stuff and probably 3 changes of clothes, right? Well, maybe not that bad. I like this simple card with the cut out and the dots.
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