Sunday, January 4, 2009

Friendship


The SBS 24 challenge this week was to do a friendship card. I also wanted to pull out some stamp sets that will be retiring soon from Stampin Up and sadly have been sitting on my shelves unused.
This is one of my favorite sets to watecolor- "seaside sketches" it has so many pretty images, great to use on coaster tiles. My watercolor method was to use markers. If you haven't tried it, one of my favorite techniques! You just scribble your markers on top of clear plastic stamp case and pick up with aquapainter. Another reason why I love my markers! I will be starting a marker club next month, great way to budget and earn hostess benefits. Contact me at sacwhite@comcast.net if you are interested in joining.
Also, I used "paisley background" stamp set. So many great backgrounds are retiring too! I hope that means a lot new ones!!! I used it on the photo corner as well. The sentiment is level one hostess set from Fall-Winter catalog. You still have until January 18th to order and then they are gone forever!

10 comments:

Jana Emmert said...

Very pretty, Kathy! I wish I were as good at coloring as you are.

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Beautiful watercoloring Kathy! Great job using some of the retiring stamp sets!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love how soft this card looks! I'm so bummed about "Best Yet" going away - I love all the sentiments in that one!!

Christina said...

HMm never heard of using the markers this way. The card is beautiful!

Emily said...

This is beautiful Kathy! Your coloring looks great! Love the layout and colors! TFS!

MacKenzie said...

Soooo pretty. I've always wanted this set - perfect for watercoloring. I think you've just convinced me to get it before it's gone for good :-)

Laura Brown said...

Very pretty. I've always loved this set and will be sad to see it go.

Anna Banana said...

I just love this set and it's one of the ones that I don't have. I wish I was wherever that person is dipping their toes in the water :) We are in for more snow tomorrow :)~
I really like this card!
Anna Banana

Kerry D-C said...

ooooh....such a pretty card! makes me really wish it was warm enough to stick my toes in the water!

Chrissy D said...

This is such a peaceful scene. I wish I was on that boat!Beautiful card! TFS!