Saturday, June 21, 2014

Less Is More challenge...Watercolor

Evening Stampers.

I can't believe the mojo I've had all day and no, let's not talk about the fact that the bed never got made, only one load of laundry did get done and lots of playing with our new puppy in betwixt making the cards.

So, what do you want to see first, puppy or cards...let's they are. Which is cuter?

Let's just say the card is prettier and the puppy is cuter, shall we?

I stamped a flower from an SU set called Blooming With Kindness. I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads brick red and pine needles for the stem. First loading the with ink, then spritzing it 3X and stamping on water color paper I've had for a while. I held he stamp in place for several seconds to let the paper absorb the ink. I think I was supposed to do that. I decided I'd better make the card base from the same paper. I'm glad I did. If you can over-look the shadow cast on the left, you can see the texture of the paper. The sentiment is from the SU set Bring On the Cake and is stamped in black watercolor ink. This is a 5x7 card. I went ahead and tried this popular technique with some other inks and found that the one I started with worked best for me. Memento inks are supposed to be good to work with, but I'll need to see a video. Watercolor paper isn't cheap.

Oh, and that rather large puppy is a 10 wk. old Great Dane. We're in love and you will need to humor me as I post a photo now and then. 

Whew! I'm down for the count now and will be up soon enough to continue house-breaking chores shared with family. I have the 5 AM call, i.e., a plaintive cry asking to be let out of his crate.



Kathyk said...

You're not wrong! The card IS prettier and the puppy IS cuter!!! Good luck with that as it grows up too

GDTM Simply Less Is More

Joan B said...

LOVE the card and the dog!!

Gay Peplow said...

Lovely CAS card and yes your puppy is a real cutie :D x

Chrissie said...

This is simply terrific Erica, you've managed to create great depth of colour on your flower!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Craft-E-Place said...

Stunning image, beautiful card.

Sandra H said...

This is just gorgeous Erica fabulous image with stunning colouring and of course l just love your puppy xx

Scrapmate said...

The flower is gorgeous but oh that enormous puppy is adorable.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully CAS, perfect stamping and colouring
Thanks for sharing
Less is more

Anne said...

They are BOTH gorgeous Erica! Lovely CAS card
Thanks for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer

Tracey said...

Your card is lovely. Tracey R

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card and awww what a cute puppy too...just look at that sweet face :) Viv xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning card, and the cutest puppy! Love the wonderful watercoloring!!

Janine said...

A stunning card!! And the pooch is pretty cute too!!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful card! The simplicity is absolutely lovely. And your new puppy is adorable! Look at those long legs and big feet! Oh, he is a darling! Great Danes are a very lovable breed. Give him a big hug and a smooch for me, would you? Thank you so much for sharing him with us!