Good morning friends. Betsy from Papertrey Ink has a great video tutorial this week on making Artsy Watercolor Backgrounds, and of course I had to play along! Betsy used the "Meadow Greens" stamp set for her card, and since I hadn't used that set in quite a while, I pulled mine out and used the fern leaf. I've been trying to be braver about using colors that aren't natural (like leaves ALWAYS having to be green and flowers red!), so I pulled out Hawaiian Shores and stamped away!
This was SO pretty just like it was, that I had to let it sit for a day before I added to it! LOVE the softness this technique brings to the images!
Since I've been on a shaker card roll, and hadn't used my "Text Block Birthday Die" yet, I thought that would be a great next step.
I liked it, but yet I didn't! Something was missing! Even though I was trying for a monochromatic card, it really needed a "pop" of color!
Yep, just needed a flower (Rosie Posie - PTI)! Much better now! :0)
Lots of time yet to play along over at Nichole's site , so check it out and learn from Betsy how to be "artsy"!! I liked this technique so much I even made a Christmas card with it that I'll show you tomorrow! :0)
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)