Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday Blog Hop -- February 22, 2017

Welcome back to our Wednesday blog hop.  Continuing with our changing themes, this week we are to use a technique, our favorite technique.  You should have arrived here from Liz's blogsite and then continue to Robbie's blogsite when you leave here.

I think my favorite technique is watercoloring.  Add a little sponging, and I am happy, because I think they go together.  Remember the Stampin'Up! watercolor crayons from a few years ago?  I loved, loved those crayons.  I used to take them on trips, color in front of the TV, take them babysitting, they were my most carried craft supply.  Although I don't do quite as much watercoloring now, I still love it.

My card today uses a little watercoloring with our new watercolor pencils and also some sponging in the sky and on the ground.  I wanted the card to be a little whimsical, so I kept the colors very soft.  I love the Beautiful You stamps from our Occasions Catalog.  When I first looked at that set my thought was pretty.  Later I looked closer and not only pretty but appropriate.  I can use just about any of the images and make it appropriate for birthday, friendship, sick, even the lady with the umbrella could be used for sympathy with a nice sentiment.  Or, the sentiment "Wishing You Brighter Days To Come" might be used to send to a friend telling him/her you are hoping things will get better.  I love the set that I originally thought might be one I could do without.

Once I had the set on my craft table I decided to try a couple other cards.  Those were brighter.  I've seen some really nice cards made with this set.  The weeds come from Wetlands, another favorite.

Now you should continue to Robbie's site.  I have a stack of cards starting to develop.  For a while I had a mojo blockage, but lately I've had more ideas than time.  However, blogging is not the easiest thing for me to do.  I make something and then procrastinate putting it on my blog.  I will try harder.  Perhaps I will get a few of the stack on this blog next week?  We'll see.

Have a wonderful week,


carol smith said...

this is pretty, Sandy! I like that stamp set, but I don't think I'd use it too much. You know how tempting it is to get everything. I need to start drawing a line, cause I'm running out of room in my craft space ...hehehe :)

inkedx2 said...

Wow most of us chose watercoloring! Not surprising though. Love the softness of your card. So pretty!