Remarkable You for Freshly Made Sketches

When I see a sketch challenge that catches my eye I often create my card in my sleep. That is what happened with this card and Amy O’Neill’s clean sketch this week over at Freshly Made Sketches.

FMS 223 sketch layout

Let’s see what I came up with…

StampinMojo, Michelle Gleeson, Remarkable You, FMS223, watercoloring

I see so many beautiful cards created with watercoloring and this stamp set is perfect for watercoloring. I remain a novice at watercoloring so practice is what I need to keep doing. I am inspired by this quote provided by Ali Edwards through my participation in her One Little Word class for 2016.

Ali Edwards OLW quote for Feb

So as I look at the work of other demonstrators and crafters I am inspired to keep practicing!

I used Daffodil Delight for the watercoloring and then came back using my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to outline the petals. I also ran my Clear Wink of Stella brush to add some shimmer. You can see the sun dancing off the edges on the left side of the photo. The stem was colored with Old Olive.

StampinMojo, Michelle Gleeson, Remarkable You, FMS223, Wink of Stella Watercoloring

I chose not to add a sentiment as I thought the simplicity of the flower was a beautiful statement. Let’s check out the inside where I did add a sentiment.

StampinMojo, Butterfly Basics

I brought the honeycomb element to the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. The butterfly is from the classic Papillon Potpourri stamp set. I stamped the butterfly in Basic Black Archival ink onto the Perfectly Artistic DSP available as FREE product through Sale-A-Bration when you spend $50 on Stampin’ Up! product. This DSP is still available while supplies last. It is also the background DSP for the front of the card.

I will keep practicing my watercoloring. Is there anything you are practicing? I would love to hear from you.


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One Comment

  1. This is such a pretty card – I really love that flower and colours you’ve used. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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