Saturday, September 5, 2015

Freshly Made Watercolor

I definitely needed a bit of paper therapy today, so I stopped in to check out the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I instantly recognized one of the shapes, so off I went...

I flipped this sketch 180 degrees to start.  Then I used a negative Cricut cut lying on my desk as my focal point.  It is from the new Close to My Heart Artistry Cricut Collection.

I had experimented with my CTMH watercolor paints and brushes a couple of weekends ago, so I figured it was time to use the results finally in a project.  This is the swatch of watercolor paper that I started with...

I just lined up the portion I wanted to show through the butterfly and used another section to back them both.

Love how the banner image fit this sketch so perfectly!  See the bit of sparkle in the sentiment?  I added a splatter of Grey Enamel Gems too.

The sentiment and star images are all found on the limited edition Hello, Life My Acrylix from Close to My Heart.  It is one of 3 coordinating stamp sets released for the celebration of National Stamping Month in September.  I absolutely love the chevron images on the sets!  I even used the heart as a little accent on the inside of my card...

That was some MUCH needed paper therapy...and I feel the need for a bit more coming on... Thanks for stopping in to see my card, and have a sparkly weekend!

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  1. What an awesome design! I love the watercolored paper showing through the negative butterfly die cut! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. What a lovely watercolor background for your cut out butterfly - wonderful banner and shimmer!

  3. Oh this is just lovely! I love the fabulous background you've created and your negative owll is a wonderful addition. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  4. This is very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


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