I am looking forward to a day of getting organised for my catty launch. I do have all my projects & samples done … but need to get packs cut and promos organised. So … it will be nice … at the end of today (unless something else unforseen happens to derail the process) to feel a little more on top of things! But … before I toddle off to do that … I did promise to show you another “Hand Mailed” Chrissy card. You may remember that Lee-Anne sent me several of these stamped images when I was being very envious of her recent stamp purchase!!! (Big hug to Lee-Anne!!! 😀 ) I enjoyed playing with these … and am itching to do a few more! Just need to get past tomorrow night … and then I will be free to do some “me stamping”!!! (“Me stamping” … an official Andrea term for — stamping just for ME!!! 😉 ) So … here is the promised card …
The FAB “Bella Rose” DSP was my starting point for the colour combo. Sometimes you can look at an image when you have limited colours to use for watercolouring and wonder how it will work??? But I find … the best way to handle this is to choose some colours that are similar but just different “depths” of the same colour. So … the paper had Riding Hood Red & Pink Pirouette in it … and I added some Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose … and used the paler colours as the fill colours and the deeper ones as the highlights & shading. I hope that helps with your watercolouring colour choices. Sometimes you just don’t want to add too many colours that aren’t in your original colour theme and I find this works really well. The Kiwi Kiss was just painted very softly and then I added more of the Kiwi ink to do the highlights. (Old Olive just seemed a little heavy for this card … but probably would have worked quite well with the Kiw, too!)
I found this layout on a lovely blog “craftythoughts.blogspot.com”. If you are stuck for layout ideas … just go to your favourite blog … and copy the layout of a card you find there. You might use totally different images, colours & embellishments … but taking a sketch idea from a card is a great way to get started. So … I hope I have helped your “mojo” today … with all these ideas!!! Get your stamps out and do some stamping! And … if you don’t have a blog … send me a pic and I will highlight it here!
Better stop procrastinating … C U tomorrow!