And periwinkle is still around and still my favorite.
While coloring with crayons may not hold the same appeal at nearly 50 as it did at 5, we grown-ups can play with watercolor crayons with the same joy and abandon.
I scribbled random lines on a scrap of paper, brushed it with a wet brush to smear the colors, and let it dry. Green and blue together are my favorites! They provide a simple yet whimsical backdrop for this birthday sentiment from Gina K. Crisp yet soft, simple yet interesting...and just plain fun!
The paper is Papertrey's white card stock, not watercolor paper. It did warp a bit, but gluing it to craft foam and then a heavy card base of Papertrey card definitely flattens it out nicely.
You can customize the colors to match the recipient's favorites. Just use a nice, dense pigment-based, opaque black or brown ink for the sentiment so it pops off the background. I use Memento Luxe tuxedo black or rich cocoa for such purposes.
Now for the thank-you messages. Several kind people have sent or given me handmade cards lately, so I wanted to share them with you.
|Sue W. sent me this crisp and clean card with an assortment |
of stenciled panels to use on cards. What a pretty and thoughtful gift!
|Lisa I. made this card out of recycled tea-bag packages. What a perfect|
backdrop for the fan die-cut panel!
|Patti M. wished me and George a happy anniversary with this debossed|
beauty. It was hard to capture the debossing in a photo, but it's truly
a lovely CAS card!
|This woven stunner was made by a fellow Stephen Minister, Linda,|
who also happens to be a professional counselor and art therapist.
|The folded pentagon was tucked inside the heart pouch.|
|Unfolded, the pentagon reveals the sentiment! So sweet!|
Many thanks to Sue, Lisa, Patti, and Linda for sharing your art with me in such kind ways.