Thursday, May 14, 2015

I Can Always Count on You

I am practicing my watercolor skill this week. I just bought my stamp from Wplus9 Design, called Pick of the Litter, and Langton hot-pressed watercolor paper from local store. And this time I'm using my Prismacolor watercolor pencil.

Anyway, a little story from me. I plan to have a week leave next week to support my eldest daughter for her final exam of elementary school. Can't believe that she's almost 12 yo now! I'd say that she's ready for the exam after marathon of studying and exercising. And I'm no longer nervous now. For me, it's not just how well she will do the exam that matters, but also how she solves problems and understands the subjects. I wish her all the best with whatever she pursue in life.

A pic of her and her little brother:

So, you want to see my card? Here we go:

It's just watercoloring. However, I added my own painting for the fence and grass to make the image more alive. I think the sentiment is fit for her.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Birthday Card Featuring City Scape

Good day,
Another birthday card from me, and this time I featured city scape design. I like any kinds of city scape, be it a stamp, die cut, patterned paper, or sticker. And this NY city scape from Altenew is just gorgeous!
This is a quite simple card with a layering and distressing detail. I let the image uncolored because it is pretty by itself.

I stamped the city using Versafine Onyx Black on white card stock, and fuzzy cut the top edge. On card base, I stamped Hero Arts Sunburst and blend it with Ranger Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Squeezed Lemonade). Add some die cut clouds from Paper Smooches Backdrop Builders.

Drop some mist from Studio Calico on the image, add little accent with scrap patterned paper, and adhere the panel on card base. At the beginning, I was worried about the too-bright sunshine background, but after all elements are together, I kind of like the result. 

Hope you're inspired.