Happy Friday, everyone!
I'm super excited to share today's card with you
because it was truly a labor of love.
Right now it is just about 4AM and I am typing this with
inky stained fingers after staying up late (LATE) painting.
The mood just struck around midnight, just as I was getting ready for bed,
and the next thing I know, here I am, drafting this post,
exhausted, but happy.
I have been obsessively watching videos of the incredible
Swarup Murthy AKA Sanketi and here extreme watercolor skills
but felt too intimidated to try a floral image like this myself -- until tonight.
I stamped my design with the Sheena Paint Fusion "Poppies"
from Crafter's Companion and since I found my actual watercolors
(brand new - still in the box) too scary to crack open, I brought out
a whole bunch of my Distress Inks instead.
It took a lot of layers (several hours worth) using the Distress Inks,
and I definitely see things I would fix next time around,
but I'm really pleased with how it turned out in the end.
I used the Sheena A Little Bit Scenic "Silhouette Grasses" to add my sentiment.
Maybe after this I'll get brave and break out my watercolors after all. ;)
****** GIVEAWAY ALERT ******
I have two extra Memento Luxe ink pads to give away.
I was sent an Angel Pink by mistake in a previous order, and
Crafter's Companion was generous enough to let me offer it up as blog candy.
I also ordered Love Letter by mistake this month,
so I decided to give that one away as well.
If you'd like a chance to win these two ink pads and give them a try,
just leave me a comment here and make sure I have a way
to contact you for a shipping address. :)
I'll draw a winner on Monday.
Have a great day!