Watercolor with Reinkers

A very quick post today – things are busy around here as we gear up for a weekend away and struggle through rainy weather and no child care!

I made this for a friend yesterday – they just had a baby and I knew she’d appreciate this sentiment, which I absolutely adore.

Watercolor Nursery Deco
I used Mama Elephant Nursery Deco for those cute animals and messily scribbled first with water and then dropped some reinkers onto the watercolor paper. Using a wet brush, I moved around the ink – such a fun and loose way to add watercolor – one of my favorite methods. The outline of the animals disappeared a little under the bright colors so I went over the outline with a gel pen – the result isn’t quite as perfect as I like, but does add to the ‘handmade’ feel of the card. 
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In the round

A super quick post tonight – I made a big mess making cards today and I’ve got to clean up before my other half gets home!

I never make round cards, but was inspired by the current challenge at Card Patterns & I thought I’d give it a try. This little number came together in no time and it is so sweet & cheerful – perfect for a new little boy! A great use of double-sided paper, which I often feel so guilty about using (I can’t stand the thought of one gorgeous side being stuck down forever!). Please excuse the bare nails!

The colors for this challenge are for the CR84FN Color challenge & because I used some chipboard stickers, this is also going into the Wee Memories challenge.

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Oh, Baby!

Wednesday evening already? I seriously don’t know where the time goes!

A couple baby cards to share today – I had so much fun using some sweet My Minds Eye Alphabet Soup chipboard for these.

This first card is a CASE of the super talented Laurie Willison’s card here. I was in love with this card when I saw it and really hope she doesn’t mind that I’ve borrowed the design & her clever use of gingham. She is one of my all time fave designers – I could CASE all her stuff!

Another simple & sweet little baby card – used some buttons & twine on this one for the current CAS-ual Friday challenge. Both cards also use stickers, so they’re going in for the current Wee Memories challenge.
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A simple & sweet baby card

So, I have had limited access to my supplies & even more limited access to time at the moment, but I needed a quick baby card. I got out a pad of October Afternoon Seaside paper & sets I just bought from Pink Persimmon & Papertrey Ink and came up with this sweet little number for a baby boy.
I also recently bought some molds from Mold Muse on Etsy and had so much fun making all these gorgeous embellishments. I can’t wait to find these a home on a card sometime soon!
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