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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Good Day in the Craft Room

It is a gloomy, wet and dreary kind of day here so I spent most of the it creating a couple of cards and spending time on the computer. It's just that kind of day.
It seems like it has been ages since I have joined in on any challenges or sketches so it was great to be able to play along today. I picked this sketch from Mojo Monday.
Here is their sketch for this week: 
Here is my first card I made:
 I used a script background stamp on an ivory card base and Walnut Stain distress ink. I also inked the background with Antique Lace and the edges with Walnut Stain distress inks. I used watercolor paper and Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint distress ink for the butterfly and flowers and misted the flowers with perfect pearls. I used the inks like watercolors by stamping the ink pads on my craft mat and spritzing a couple of times with water and mixing it with a paint brush. It was such fun painting that I wished I had more stamped images to paint.
 The lace around the border is from Stamping Up. I layered papers that matched the Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint inks along with a dark brown cardstock scalloped border that had been left over from another project.
 I stamped the Papertrey Ink sentiment with Timber Brown Memento Ink on ivory cardstock and added pink pearls.
Here is my second card that is very similar:
 I used the same ink and paper colors except I didn't mist the flowers with perfect pearls.
 I used green pearls instead of pink on this card and roughed up and inked the edges of the border.
I also changed the sentiment and inked it with Antique Lace and Walnut Stain.
I really don't have a preference of one over the other. Well except maybe I like the pink pearls more than the green.

What about you? Do you like one card better than the other?



  1. Both cards are fantastic Teresa! I lean towards the second card though just because I dont like pink, and green is my favorite color :)

    Glad to see you creating again!

  2. This card really is totally versatile! Perfect image for either a b-day or sympathy! Of course, your colors are what makes this another stunner!

    Beautiful job water coloring the images - love the effect of the Perfect Pearls. Changing up the colors of the pearls really draws out the green or the mauve colors in the respective cards.


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