You may recall that a couple of days ago I shared a card that I made for the Divas Coffee Break Design Team that used the stamp set Flower Fancy. I was grumbling because I really wanted to be focusing on Christmas Cards. Well, maybe not grumbling, but….
Well, contrary to my recently made resolution to put everything back when I'm finished with a project, I left Flower Fancy sitting out on the Craft Room work table. And there it was when I found a SUDSOL Chat & Challenge going on. Guess what I used? If you guessed a Christmas stamp set you'd be wrong of course. Why take something else out when everything was still there! OK, those who've crafted with me know that wouldn't usually make a difference to me either because I just take new stuff out of the drawers and pile it on top of the old. But I firmly believe in breaking only one resolution at a time.
This time, though, I wasn't limited to a set of colors. But what DID limit me was a discussion going on in the chat room about using Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils. You know when you hear a tune and you just can't get it out of your head? Well that's what happened when they started talking about Watercolor Pencils. So I just had to go pull them out, dust them off and USE them! But I had limited time, so had to be quick about it. So I stamped up the Flower Fancy flower in Jet Black StazOn, and picked up two red/pink pencils for the flower, a green one for the leaves, and a yellow one for the background. Out came the Aqua Painter and presto, a watercolored flower! THEN I had to go find Stampin' Up! papers that matched. The Real Red and Regal Rose fit the bill nicely, and off I went with the sketch provided. I didn't have any second thoughts about this card – it's a nice Get Well Card, and I'll gladly send it to someone who's ailing!
Here's the layout as I used it – it probably doesn't quite match the layout as provided by the challenge leader. But I'm not noted for using sketches exactly either.
If you'd like to learn more about Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Pencils, give me a call (808.854.6145) or send me an e-mail. I'll be glad to chat with you about them!
Whatever you do with this sketch or colors, have fun with it!