Friday, May 22, 2009

The Drifting Mind...

Don't you just hate it when you have the nagging feeling that you are forgetting something? It never fails that by the time you remember what you forgot, you remembered too late!! Catch all that? As one of our church members says, it aggravates me off!
For more than a year the Dirty Dozen (present and former) has a challenge due on the 20th of the month. Oh yes, it is optional, but I really like to play along. When I remember that is. My friend Christine was the hostess this month too and I really loved the challenge she set forth.

The challenge focus was anything water related.
The required element was water coloring.
The restricted element was no more than 2 embellishments.

I love to watercolor and I am not a huge embellishment user so I had this one! Well, late is better than never so here is my card...

Keeping it water related ended up the toughest part of the challenge until I found this Magnolia image in my yet-to-be inked pile. I stamped her onto smooth watercolor paper and colored her with SU inks. I think I am in a red, white and blue zone lately! I like the contrast of the red on the soft sky blue. It doesn't show up very well here, but I added white ink to the edges of the blue panel and over the raised dots. My two embellishments were the red/white polka dotted ribbon and the felt flower.
I managed to get this done before leaving on our camping trip and set the post for today while I am gone. We are camping on Seneca Lake, one of the largest of the Finger Lakes. I spent my high school years there and have many fond memories of swimming, skiing and skipping stones on that lake. Where ever you are this weekend, I hope you are making great new memories!


Diana said...

Adorable! Your coloring is GREAT!

smallcity said...

She is adorable, love the red!!


Anonymous said...

What an exceptionally sweet card, Tracy!! You may have given birth to 2 sons in real life, but you have many little daughters that you have brought to life on your cards. Love the colors, love the dots!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very sweet card, Tracy! I need to use my Magnolias more! (especially since I have more coming- ha!) ;0)