I wanted to use the little boat from the Greetings From set - and make it look more realistic, and less graphic so I thought no-line watercolor would be fun with such a tiny image.
It was fun - took about half an hour start to finish - you can see the whole process in the video below.
I paired it with that awesome HUGE greeting from Adventure Awaits. I love this phrase - it's so true.
I read a great article the other day (which I've now lost) about the culture of perpetual offendedness we seem to be creating.
People want to start their day with outrage, for some reason.
I don't want to start my day with outrage. I want espresso, bacon and an art project.
There's also a great quote making the rounds on Facebook right now - "The world is full of cactus - but we don't have to sit on it." ~Will Foley
So true. And every now and then if you run into a cactus, like I did last summer while geocaching, and you spend 15 minutes pulling 40 prickly pear thorns out from two inches into your thigh, you learn some VERY valuable things. Also, that reminds me - I probably need a tetanus shot.
It's all about the lessons.
Isn't that a fun combo? I was really pleased with it when I was done. Then I placed my order and was even MORE pleased. My catalogs are on the way, so hit me up if you need one. I'll show some peeks in the next few days.
Here's the supply list for the card:
- Adventure Awaits
- Greetings From
- Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink (and other colors listed in video)
- Masking Tape
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor
So since you'll see in the video how this whole card might have gone into the trash without the MISTI, Iliana was kind enough to offer to give one of YOU darling people a MISTI package - a MISTI, a paper pad, the Novus cleaner and two magnets. I appreciate her kindness and generosity - I suspect she knows that you all are the nicest, smartest, best looking people on earth.
Want to win? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
What is the one stamping technique
or skill you'd most like to learn?
Leave your answer in a comment below before 11 PM on Monday, May 11th to be entered in a random drawing for the MISTI! And be sure and stop by the My Sweet Petunia Forum and say thank you for this generous gift for my readers!
Now - enjoy the video, which happens to feature Bruce Willis. Really. Watch! :)