Friday, August 9, 2019

Paper Smooches - There is Good In Every Day

So happy you stopped by today!  I'm sharing a card today that turned out very different from what I intended.  Have you seen the new release over at Paper Smooches??  SO much awesome!  One of the new items is a very cool stencil... the Succulent Stencil.  I thought while I was waiting for another project to dry, I'd create a background and then put a nice big chunky sentiment over it, but as I started water coloring I couldn't put down the brush.

I was using my Paul Rubens watercolors and they're so shimmery and!  I started filling in the lines in between and adding more colors.  I'd let layers dry in between and I added additional shading with some water color pencils.  Once it was done, I cut it out and created a background panel with the purples and pinks and swiped some Inka Gold across which gave it a bit of a sunset look... perhaps a desert sunset... 

And so I didn't cover up that beautiful succulent too much and because I decided I'm going to keep this one in my room for some inspiration this sentiment from the Inhale Exhale stamp set was perfect and it fit perfectly on one of the Bannerific die cuts!  I trimmed off the fishtails from one side so it fit well on the edge of my card.

I really enjoyed making this one.. and I hope you enjoyed your visit!

I'm playing along over at Paper Smooches for the August Challenge.  It's a Double Challenge over there this month and you can choose to play along with one or both:

The challenges are School and Words.  I chose Words... just add any sentiment to your project to play along!  Easy Peasy!

Thank you so much for stopping!


Scrapper69 said...

Ooh, Wow Lisa! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the colors... I can see why you were so mesmerized while coloring... Is stunning! I totally LOVE it.. very artistic... Have a great weekend!


~amy~ said... how this turned out!

Lagene said...


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeee that flower!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love it. So beautiful with those colors.