Tuesday, August 29, 2017

By the sea

Art Impressions: Cottage by the Beach, Foliage Set, Flower Set

Marvy markers: 40, 43, 45, 55, 74, 75, 86, 90, 96

Watercolor cardstock; Bazzill turquoise cardstock; white cardstock

Ranger:  Wild Honey, Antique Linen distress oxide inks; Tumbled Glass distress ink

Sizzix: 4" circle (old red die); Waves texture fade; Shells #2 sizzlit

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy anniversary southwest style

Watercolor cardstock; Bazzill Yam cardstock, Bazzill Piglet cardstock dipped in Picked Raspberry and Frayed Burlap distress oxide inks and Picked Raspberry distress ink

Marvy markers: 6, 15, 40, 45, 55, 72, 86, 96

Art Impressions: Southwest

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A little birdie told me..

it's your birthday!

White card, purple layer, watercolor cardstock card image

Art Impressions Rustic Container, Birds, Foliage Set, Flower Set 2, and Spring Basket sets

Marvy markers: 8, 15, 17, 45, 72, 86

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

With sympathy - watercolor

When you make one sympathy card you might as well make a 2nd, or even a 3rd while you have the supplies out and ready.  This card features Art Impressions Ornate Container, Chest of Flowers, Clay Pot and Foliage set.  Marvy markers (15, 45, 86) were used to color the images on watercolor cardstock.  A dark blue layer is between the card front and the card base.  Grafix masking fluid was used to create the trellis.  Black Soot archival ink was used on the Jody Poesy sentiment stamp.

My next door neighbor lost her oldest sister to a massive stroke and an old friend/neighbor/church member passed away at 101. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Thank you in watercolor

When a loved one is buried a temporary marker is sometimes placed until the engraver has finished and delivered the forever one.  The first time I went to the national cemetery where my husband's cremains were interred you can imagine my dismay and horror that a word was misspelled.  He was my soul mate; but it was spelled 'soule mate'.  Somewhere somehow somebody goofed.  Big time. 

I wrote a note saying that it needed to be corrected as this was a dishonor to my husband and a blot on the cemetery.  Two weeks ago I returned to see if the niche marker had been corrected.  It was replaced and is now correct.  This is the card I sent to let them know I had seen the change.  It probably wasn't necessary but I felt it was the right thing to do.

The Art Impressions images (4605 Spring Basket and 4051 Foliage Set) were stamped on watercolor paper using Marvy markers (3, 15, 45, 48, 86).  Bazzill Piglet is the pink layer atop the white card.  The sentiment was stamped in Black Soot archival ink using a Jody Poesy stamp.