Sunday, August 7, 2016


Hi There!

Yesterday I started a case of a card by Suzy Plantamura as seen in this blog post. I was feeling brave enough to watercolor, actually. I painted the background panel and dried it with my heat gun. Then I added some more color and dried it. Then I set it aside. I stamped and watercolored the images. I used the Artist Loft watercolors from Michaels. I really like the blues and greens in that set. Hey, you can't be $4.99, either!
I'm making an effort to tweak my cases a bit more. Here you can see I added the journaling panel (from Lawn Fawn). I did die cut these images, but had stamped first and then die cut. Um, it's hard to line them up as the dies are solid and I can't quite tell where I should tape them. As it was, each cut was offset, meaning I ended fussy cutting to get the images to look good. Guess with these dies, you do the die cutting first and line up the stamps, huh? Now I know. 

Here's a close up. You can see I also watercolored the journaling card. All of the images are adhered flat with no pop dots this time. Being the messy watercolor-er that I am, I went over the images with a Micron pen, too, so you can see the eyes and the wings. :)

I'm also making more of an effort to decorate the inside of the card, too. I had a piece of leftover watercolor background that I die cut and added the images with SSS Fog ink. 
I so wanted to add some sparkle, but figured with it being a watercolored piece, I'd just mess it up. Sequins didn't look right, either. Ah well. Some white dots are all the embellishments this card got. 

That's it from me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by. 
I hope you have a great start to your week!


Alanna said...

Your water colors background looks amazing Jeanne. I love the blues and greens together and those cute little birds. Super cute!

Barb said...

I think your card is beautifully watercolored, Jeanne. Very sweet card, indeed. LOVE that you decorated the inside, too. :)

Kay Miller said...

Look at you all watercoloring!! heheh!! You did an awesome job! Your little birdies look adorable!! I love the journaling panel and your watercolored background is super too! So glad you are getting creative time! Enjoy your week! :)

Patti said...

Loving the legs on that bird! LOL these are so beautiful inside and out thanks to your perfect watercoloring!!! The white accents are the perfect touch!


Anita in France said...

Sweet and so pretty, Jeanne ... this little watercoloured scene is adorable! I had the same issue with stamp/cut or cut/stamp as you ... then I got MISTI ... oh joy, definitely recommended! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

What a sweet card! The coloring is great, the birds are adorable, and I, too, love the l-o-n-G legs on that birdie! Great work!

cm said...

Oh my stars, Jeanne: your watercoloured birds, enjoying time in the birdbath, is absolutely darling! And your painting: fantastic! You are light years ahead of me in this technique that continues to frustrate...yet that I feel 'compelled' to master (definition of obsessed, right? Right!). Artist Loft paints, you say? I'm going to give those a look next time we're in the 'big city.' At that price, they're worth the investment (although here in Canada, they'll like be triple that...still a deal). I think your images are perfectly lined up and yes, the solid dies can be tricky. Cutting then stamping works (sometimes, if you have a steady hand), or you could cut a 'template' with the die on a piece of scrap cardstock, set it over your image, washi tape it down, then insert the die (snuggle it in well and tape just to be sure), then run it through your machine. It sounds more complicated than it is. Your card sure has me smiling! (Want some rain? It's pouring here today!)