Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dance In the Rain-WOYW?W

Happy Anniversary!

I had an interesting time making this card. You see...I am not much of a technique stamper. Give me pretty paper and copics and I am a happy camper. Give me something that makes messes-and I make messes---awww not so much.

By chance I saw this easy technique on Splitcoast Stampers and decided to give it a whirl. I ordered some pretty Distress Paint Daubers from Inspiration Emporium, cut up some watercolor papers and went to town. First thing I did was open up a dauber (instead of pulling off the little protective cap) and accidently spilled it all over. Okay. Try. Again.

Be more careful Sue.

I finally got the swing of dabbing the dauber (that's fun to say) on my embossing folders and coming up with some pretty designs. (a few ugly ones too LOL) So that means you will see a few more designs come through in the next couple of weeks! I did some pewter, a pewter and antiqued bronze one that is lovely, and a couple lilac and tumbled glass-a light turquoisey color.

For the card above I used the Pewter Distress Paint dauber and a musical note embossing folder. I  was a little disappointed that it doesn't show so much, but the wonderful pewter paint looks so pretty-wish you could see the sheen-lovely! I then stamped the Stampers Anonymous Good Thoughts sentiment and layered it all up on shimmer pewter/silver paper and some more watercolor and black. The 'rain dancing girl' is a cut file from the Silhouette Store. I would have loved to add Charlie Chaplin there instead...but sheesh-I don't have it!

Now that I have cleaned all the bronze paint off my hands and desk-I was good to go again.  I made another card just like this in pastels...Love that the Tim woodgrain embossing folder-I think it looked like rain....

Having several daughters that tap  danced their way through school, these cards are for them!

Last week for WOYW?W-What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday-- I showed off my desk and my oh was a mess. Shamed me in to taking EVERYTHING off and giving it a good wash and putting it back together again. It is nice to have a little order-if only for a while!!!

 Clean today-let's see what next week brings!

a few more  samples of the watercolor backgrounds I made!

Do pop over and say Hello to Julia  at the Stamping Ground -I know she would love to hear from you. The big 5 year anniversary is here!!!

See you soon!


card details:

From Inspiration Emporium:

Strathmore Watercolor paper, silver, black, turquoise and purple papers.
Silhouette cut file:

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Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

The recipients of your cards are lucky ones. It sounds like you put so much work into each one, creating straight from the heart.

Annie said...

What beautiful cards Sue...and I really love the motto :-)
Happy 5th Anniversary.
Annie x

Robyn said...

love the before and after shots!
Fun ATC's
Happy WOYWW 5th and thanks for the snoop around!
Robyn 24

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

Loving the cards and watercolour backgrounds.

Sue 57

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous cards Sue.

gr karin

Sandra H said...

Beautiful are your cards Sue x

Annie said...

A fab duo Sue. The silhouette die is stunning and really adds to your delicious background

Annie x

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, your desk looks so clean and beautiful, Sue! I'm like that, too. It can get only so messy and I have to stop and clean it up or it impedes the mojuice. I think your design is stunning and your execution is flawless after your initial spillage. I just love them!! Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary! Hugs, Darnell #26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love those watercolour backgrounds, they'll look amazing when you use them on cards or whatever! The sentiment on that card is great too....I like that very much :-)
Happy 5th WOYWW
Hugs, LLJ 1 xx

Gita said...

Pretty cards. That's the fun of trying new things right? :-) Happy 5th Brigita #88

Sandy said...

Your card is wonderful! Love it!! I am particularly fond of the lady - no skinny Minnie here --- a very relatable image - beautifully made Sue!
sandy xx

Chrysalis said...

What an effective technique - I'll have to put it on my bucket list to get round to - eventually!! The finished cards with silhouettes look lovely. Have a good week, Chris # 15

Eliza said...

Sounds like you are starting to get the hang of it, the products are fantastic and the result you have achieved brilliant. You can see a little sheen but probably better IRL. Keep it going you are doing great.

Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary
Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Eliza said...

I forgot to add that I really love what you have created. Thanks for sharing.


Angela Radford said...

Bit late posting this week, hope you are having a great WOYWW anniversary week.
I love your wartercolour backgrounds.
Happy crafting, Angela x 40

Fern Dunsmore said...

These are amazing Sue, they look like you have done this technique for years! Desk looks good too lol. Fern x

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, wow! Your background is awesome and it doesn't matter one whit that the notes, etc don't show. It looks so cool! Kind of like a stone wall, actually. Absolute perfection with the die cut and quote. Love the second one, as well, and the other GORGEOUS backgrounds you made. I'm not very technique oriented, either. Too busy coloring these days, I guess. But this looks like something I might like to try. Pardon me, but I had to laugh at your messy story. Sounds like me!

ike said...

Ooooh - fabulous watercolour backgrounds :-)
Sorry I am so late visiting... I had a spot of bother :-(
Happy WOYWW #206

IKE in Greece xxx #66

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Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Gorgeous cards Sue - I love this technique too (even if it took me a while to get to grips with it).

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