Monday, May 28, 2012

Simple Thanks

In keeping with my last post thanking those who served, are serving, and who died for our nation, here's a simple thank you card that I made using plain papers and the Brushless Watercolor technique from Tim Holtz's book Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2.  I can't tell you how much I love this book - the endless techniques, the great inspirational art, just my own personal "time with Tim"... if you don't have it, you need it!

So what did I use to make this card?  Well Bazzill Cardstock is always a must for me - I used pink and black here.  I almost always use Truly Yours card bases from my local Archivers - it's just easier than cutting and scoring my own (yep I'm THAT lazy some days).  The cream background and the small scalloped circle are watercolor paper - which I needed for the technique I used. 

Brushless Watercolor technique can be found on page 49 of  the Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 from Tim Holtz.  I used Ranger Distress Stain in Spun Sugar and Lettuce (you can get these at the CC2C sponsor this week - eclectic paperie) and this gorgeous Violet stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Those colors gave me a gorgeous pale image - almost too pale, so I overstamped the watercolor technique with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink to make the image more visible.

Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles, a Sizzix edge embossing folder, a Stampendous Sentiment and some ribbon round out the products I used.

I'm entering this card in a few challenges:
Studio L3 - Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge 7
Our Daily Bread Designs - Shining Light Challenge #110
The Sweet Stop - Sketch Challenge #160


  1. Gorgeous Cheryl!! I adore your layout and your use of the pink, the violets, and touch of black are beautiful!! Thanks for your inspiration and joining us at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
    hugs and blessings,

  2. Beautiful, Cheryl! Love the soft coloring of the pretty floral image and the fabulous always makes the soft colors pop! The subtle texture on the pink panels and the black bow adds to the elegance. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  3. So pretty and elegant Cheryl. Love the flower image. The embossed panels look great! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Brushless Watercolor technique, Cheryl! The theme is wonderful, and your use of color is great-- pink and black is such an elegant combo!

  5. what a beautiful card... the way you colored the hydrangea image is just stunning! thanks for playing along with the shining the light challenge this week!

  6. I like the flower it so cute Sorry I am so late! Thank you for playing along in the Sweet Stop Sketch! I hope you will join us again!


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