I am so ready for spring to just get here...who's with me? But wouldn't you know...it's snowing again this morning! Grrr...Oh well. It is still pretty to watch even if deep down I am despising it at the moment.
To help bring some spring into my day, I decided to use some fun pastel colors for my Sami Stamps card this week using the super sweet Whiskers and Petals image.
I started by pulling inspiration for the background from Kathy Racoosin's recent "starbucks inspired" card. As you know, I love watercolors, so this background was super fun to put together. I used distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, and Dusty Concord for the background and just swooshed them onto the paper. I dabbed and swiped around to get it mostly the way I wanted and then set it aside. As you know, watercolor always changes and gets better as it dries, which was totally the case with this background. I love it!!
I decided to add some droplets of water to try and give it some texture and depth. And it got a thousand times better! I'm so in love! I decided to use the same colors from the background to paint my image. Using my wink of stella brush pen, I painted in the flowers. Using the glitter brush made them super sparkly!
Since I usually do Cloud and Storm on my cards, I decided to change it up for this one and paint Ezio. Never thought I'd be able to watercolor Ezio since he's so detailed as a tabby, but I absolutely love the result! He's so sweet looking laying there in the flowers!
I finished the card off with a few watercolored butterflies that I stamped my simple little sentiment on and a couple coordinating flags off the side.
We still have our Add Green challenge running for a few more days over at Sami Stamps, so be sure to stop by and join in the fun for your chance to win some adorable images!!!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #137-Make Your Mark
Crafty Cardmakers #135-Spring
Creative Inspirations #306-Animals
The Corrosive Challenge #220-Our Animal Friends
The Paper Shelter #196-Blooming
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