Saturday, March 8, 2008

Watercoloring on Vellum

Aloha once again! I am pleased to report that things are much better by way of our health - thank you for your prayers and well wishes. There's nothing worse than being on a beautiful vacation when someone in the family is sick... except when your mother calls and says she's on the way to the emergency room with your baby. Yes, on Thursday Mom had to take baby Maddox in because he could not keep anything down and had been throwing up for almost 5 days. Needless to say, I was wracked with worry, hating that I was this far away from him. But the outcome could not have been better. Much to everyone's amazement, he was NOT dehydrated and they did not have to run an IV. Praise God! They said it was excess mucus causing the vomiting. Medication has cleared that up and I am happy to say he has been steadily improving. My middle son is better, too. So all is well here in paradise. :o)

Enough of that... thanks for hanging with me. Here's another card we did at my Watercolor Wonder class.

This one is a beautiful technique called Stained Glass where you watercolor on Vellum cardstock. Simply stamp the image onto the vellum using black StazOn ink, give it a few seconds to dry, then turn it over and watercolor on the back! You can use Stampin' Write markers, but I used the Watercolor Wonder Crayons - the Soft Subtle family. To really let the colors stand out, I mounted the vellum onto a piece of Naturals White using Silver brads.

This stamp set, called Summer by the Sea, is not currently in the catalog, but it is still available for purchase (#104243 $28.95). It is one of those beautiful sets that just begs to be watercolored! The base card here is Almost Amethyst (edges sponged), along with a touch of Mellow Moss. I used Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon, which matches very well with the Barely Banana in the girl's dress. Check out that darling little flower slide on the ribbon! It comes from the NEW Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware set that is in the current mini catalog! The sentiment comes from the same stamp set using Almost Amethyst ink and punched with the 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches.

Well, my time here in Paradise is almost over... so I best go enjoy what we have left! The next time I post will more than likely be from Dallas once again... and I think we'll miss all the snow they've had!



Marelle Taylor said...

I've been away too, and missed all your dramas. I'm so sorry to hear about all the illness, especially Maddox, but so glad to hear all is now OK. Travel safely home!

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Wendy said...

Very nice, Michele. I've never tried this technique so you've inspired me! Thanks!