Hi Everyone! I had a great time in FL. The summer is just flying by. We now have less than 2 weeks before school starts back. Yikes! Where does the time go? Before I left I created a series of watercolor cards with the Under the Big Top stamp set. I knew I had to have these right away. And paired with the Big Top Birthday DSP it is irresistible. And for me, the red just puts it over the top. Red is my favorite color. I can't wait to show you all of them. This is the first one. There is a funny little story behind this one. I always show my cards to my hubby to see what he thinks of them. He is an artist himself and has a great eye so I know I can always trust his judgement. I just have to remind myself that he has a very critical eye, otherwise I might want to punch him in the nose. :-) Think brutally honest in a nice way. I ask for it. So, he said this was his least favorite of the series.
"What? I really like this one." So I inquired as to why he didn't like this one.
"Clowns are scary," was his response.
I said, "so it's not the card, it's the clown?"
Almost 22 years of marriage and I never knew clowns bothered him. How can that be? Too funny. Do clowns scare you?
Onto the card. I began with a Real Red base that I ran through the Big Shot using the Herringbone Impression folder (love it). I then layered a piece of DSP on another piece of Whisper White to give it more strength so I could raise it up with dimensionals. I then stamped my image on watercolor paper and colored with aqua painters and ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and some Blush Blossom. I then added my greeting on a piece of Daffodil Delight that I stamped with Black Stazon. It is adhered with a Real Red Glitter Brad. Aren't they fun? This was then mounted on a piece of Tempting Turquoise with dimensionals and I then mounted it with dimensionals again on the striped DSP. (I doubled the top two to raise it to the proper level.) There you have it. I hope you have a great Monday!