It's Saturday afternoon.
The day started out relatively cool for August in Kansas,...particularly since it was 102 degrees here just two days ago. With all the windows thrown open, there was a nice breeze travelling all through the house. After lunch, my mother and sister and I drove around town, looking for garage and estate sales. Now it's quiet--only the rhythmic hum of the ceiling fan and the tap of the keyboard.
These sets from Stampin Up have been retired for some time (yeah, I know I'm behind the times), but I just discovered them and purchased a couple of unused sets (yea!) early this year. I fell in love at first sight.
Sketches and Seaside Sketches
I've made quite a few cards with them already.
For some, I stamped the image in brown chalk ink and colored very loosely--really just adding a few lines of color here and there, as I did on this birthday card for my niece
Then I decided to see if these word work with spritzing and coloring the stamp with watercolor pencils, as I love to do. This was the result.
What do you think?
It was just what I wanted...and more.
I created these three cards with that technique.
For these next cards, I just used a bit of simple masking and sponging to create a relaxing shore scene.
I can tell these stamp sets are going to get a lot of use!
Thanks for stopping by!