Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Watercolor Therapy

Last night my brain was fried but I wanted to do some stamping. Coloring always seems to be therapeutic for me so I looked for something to watercolor. This butterfly from the Artful Stamper is such a beauty, I do not tire from using it. I embossed the image with black EP onto watercolor paper. I grabbed a variety of ink pads and just watercolored until I was happy with it. It is such a large stamp that it dictates making it into a large square card. I matted it so it only had a thin border of black. It seemed to need something else before I mounted it onto the artichoke card. I went with a corner stamp from the Postcards from Paris stamp set I have from Technique Tuesday. I added black brads and mounted it with dimensionals. As I step back and look at the card, the black embossing of the image really adds a classy touch, much nicer than if I had just used black ink.
One of the women I've met from the new church is in the hospital with chest pains. The doctors are unsure of what is wrong. She had just fallen and broken her elbow a few days before. I am sending this card out to her to let her know we are praying for her.
We placed an offer on a house yesterday and are waiting to hear back. I will keep you posted.
Blessings on your day!

15 comments:

Peggy Maier said...

What a lovely card - your colors are great! Glad you have an opportunity to reach out to the new member. Hope your offer on the house works out!

Rose Ann said...

Your watercoloring is amazing! I love this card...just gorgeous!

Marie said...

This is a really lovely card. Great job with the watercoloring!!! The colors are beautiful. TFS

Tracy.H said...

Beautiful!! TFS :0)

Melissa said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Stamper Gail said...

It's beautiful. I've fallen in love with these stamps and must find a way to get some soon.

Ticia said...

You did a beautiful job!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

This is just beautiful Tracy! All of your creations with this particular stamp set have just been stunning! Good luck on your home offer!

Linda

Trudee said...

Tracy, this takes my breath away!!!

grandmascraps said...

This is a beautiful card Tracy, I am loving the corner stamp, It adds just the right accent. Congrats on selling your house so quickly.

Created By U said...

This card is just stunning! Love your watercoloring.. quite a beauty!

Created By U said...

What a stunning card, love your colors.. great watercoloring too.. inspirational!

broni said...

This is just so amazing, Tracy! I'm so surprised you have time to do any cardmaking! Best of luck with the house selling and buying!

Corie said...

WOW. That is literally what I said when I saw your card. How beautiful.

monika/buzsy said...

Gorgeous card. Great coloring job. I hope it will cheer your friend up. TFS!