Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Doodling with Watercolor Crayons

Aloha from Maui, everyone! Pretty incredible that we experienced both snow and sand within a 24 hour period... it snowed the morning we left, which is highly unusual for Dallas in March. My boys built a snowman in the morning, and walked on the beach that evening. I wish I could say our trip is going well, but unfortunately we have some illness that we're dealing with. My middle son has caught a stomach bug and so my husband and I are trading off staying in the room with him while the other takes our oldest out exploring. He must really feel bad not to want to go explore the pools they have at this resort - the best on the island... they have 10 or so that are all connected by waterslides, complete with a Tarzan rope swing, a lazy river, and even a water elevator. In addition, my youngest is back home with my mother... and he is also sick with a stomach bug. Needless to say, it is not easy for this Momma to be away from her sick baby. Here's to hoping everyone gets well very soon - and that the rest of us don't catch this nasty bug.

On the flip side, however, since I'm having to stay here in the room more often than expected, I am able to get on the computer and share some more of the cards we made at the watercoloring class.

This one uses a fun technique I like to call "Paint With Water", named after those books I used to love as a kid! You do it by scribbling some color onto the stamped image with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons (NOT coloring in the whole image) and then using an Aquapainter to spread the color around.

I used the Doodle This stamp set on Confetti White cardstock with black StazOn ink. The base card is Lavender Lace with a layer of Certainly Celery, stamped with the Tres Chic background stamp. The sentiment is from Short & Sweet, stamped with Pixie Pink ink and punched with the Word Window punch. It is finished off with some Rose Red brads and Whisper White Taffeta ribbon.

Any prayers for our health are certainly appreciated... Mahalo!


misstwinkletoe said...

I hope you son gets better soon and can enjoy the rest of the trip. Loved the watercolor card. Don't have those crayons yet but I will have to think about getting them. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope your boys feel better soon and you can enjoy the rest of your stay! Lovely coloring, by the way!

Keri said...

You are in my prayers. Our whole family got the stomach bug within a week (there is 5 of us.) I hope you guys have a wonderful time!

Keri said...

You are in my prayers. Our whole family got the stomach bug within a week (there is 5 of us.) I hope you guys have a wonderful time!

Lesa said...

SO Pretty Michele!! I have to learn how to do this. Next time you offer your class I AM THERE!!!
So Sorry to hear about the stomach flu!! That is the worst!! You are missing more snow!!! :)


Janine said...

This is such a pretty card.. I love that image.. It is so simple but so nice.

silke said...

Oh boy...I hope everybody is recovering soon!!! Hope you get to enjoy the rest of your stay!!!

Anonymous said...

oh Michele how awful for you and your family!! When vacation time rolls around and you get the chance to escape winter you don't want sickness tagging along. Hope your little ones are feeling better real soon..thanks for stopping by and giving me some bling advice, it really does need something.....I just wish my creative spirit would come back!!
Enjoy the rest of your trip!!!!!