Thursday, July 9, 2015

Water Color Floral Sympathy

 Have you ever made a card or other craft item and it didn't turn out the way you planned, but then you set it aside for awhile and came back to it and created something completely different?  Well, that's what happened with this card.  Water coloring is all the rage right now in paper crafting, so I have really been trying to master it.  But you know what, it's just not my gift.  Give me Copic Markers or Pencils and Gamosol any day over water colors.  I just can't get the blend right, or I add too much water and destroy my paper (and yes, I do use watercolor paper).  It's just too messy for me.  But I love to admire the works of those who have mastered this coloring technique!

This card I water colored, then I didn't like it, but couldn't throw it away because I spent so much time and effort on it, so it sat on my desk for months, and months, and months.  Well, then someones father in our church died, and I needed a sympathy card really, really fast.  And then I saw it, the neglected water colored image.  That would make a card really quick, but could I spruce it up enough to make it a worthy, meaningful card to actually give to someone?  I did!
I spritzed the entire floral image card base with Sheer Shimmer.  That itself was almost an instant fix, because it added so much to the flat image.  Then, because I didn't want to cover up any of the image,  I stamped a sentiment onto vellum and attached it to the card base with two pink brads. 

The floral image is retired Stampin' Up! "From the Garden".  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.  The card base is Almost Amethyst.

And there you have it.  A lovely card made from what I thought was a mistake.  So glad I never threw it away.

Have a great day!  Amy


  1. The card turned out beautifully!! I use to make my own cards. It's so fun!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  2. I think it turned out so well! Watercolor is all the range right now and I have 0 talent. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. Wow! Very creative! I am not a very crafty person but I hope this summer I can try one or two things. ;) Thanks for sharing!
    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up! :)

  4. What a beautiful card! Sometimes the best pieces of artwork are originally ones we think are mistakes. Thanks for popping in and commenting on my creative studio.


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