Getting my watercolor on

Hey friends!

Yesterday I posted some photos of the gorgeous flowers I saw during a stroll through a fresh flower market in central Zurich. I really adore flowers. I am actually considering trying to get some part-time work in a florist to try to learn the trick to floral arranging – I think I would love it.  Even though I was most smitten yesterday with all the huge, blossoming Peonies, I was particularly taken with some mutli-colored roses.

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Using this pictures as an inspiration, I did a little watercoloring with one of my favorite stamps of all time, Papertey Ink Year of Flowers: Roses. I didn’t worry too much (ok, at all!) about shading – I just had fun mixing up colors and doing some quick & easy coloring. 
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I didn’t get quite the perfect color match as the stunning roses from the market – I stuck with more oranges than pinks, but I like the result all the same. And heat embossing the image makes it so easy to stay in the lines. There is something so relaxing about coloring – this sort of project reminds me of the coloring books from my youth (albeit with slightly less gorgeous images!). Maybe that is why I like this card-making stuff so much – in essence, it is just a grown-up coloring book!
Ok crafty friends – lots to accomplish before calling it a night, so signing off! Thanks for stopping by – I really appreciate it!

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PTI Anniversary Continues…

Hello again! So, I have a super quick post today. At about midnight last night I booked a last minute trip to California to see my family…so, now I have to have myself & my 2 yr old prepared to make a 12 hr journey on Thursday! I can’t wait for this impromptu break, which is really needed, but there is A LOT to do be done before we head off. So, rambling over – onto the card!

I am playing along in another Papertrey Ink anniversary challenge – this time featuring a word as the main focal point of a card. I layered the die cut ‘hello’ 3 times, a la Jennifer McGuire. I was really surprised what a big impact this made!

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Ok, onto the next task – planning a birthday party for my little one at his day care, which now needs to happen tomorrow! Yikes! Thankful for boxed cake mix right now :-)
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