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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Dragonfly Dreams, Fool Proof Watercolor, Georgeous Grunge, Timeless Texture | 5 comments

A day to recharge and #GDP075

Sunday was beautiful in Decatur. The sun was out and the temperature was just about perfect! The other and I decided to take the afternoon and ride in the country. It was so nice to just feel the warmth of the sun on our faces.  We travled a the old curvy roads…on several occasions just deciding to turn not knowing where the road leads.  Days like this are good for the soul. It rejuvenates or creative nature… When I have a creative block …the world in nature always brings back that desire to make.  I recently watched a show on Netflix called Inn Saei the power of intuition. It totally hit home is some way…that by all we are bombarded with has caused us to loose our concetion with nature or others or ourselves…it is a amazing wonder world we live in with all the awesome technology. But, sometimes we need to unplug and recharge our souls to be creative humans. Sunday was that…nothing but our voices, the sun, and the sound of the wind….ttime to think and reflect and just be. How offten do we take time to just be…


Over at Global Design Project they are having a amazingly fun challenge this week. Winged things!!! #gdp075. The design team has created some fabulous examples for us. 

The fool proof watercolor technique is so much fun! I choose three colors and used them for three cards. Mint Macaroni, Pool Party, and So Saffron. This is one of my favorite color combinations.  The neutral color added is Tip Top Taupe.  

Fool Proof Watercolor Technique

  1. Chooes two or three colors to use together
  2. Choose one neutral ink color
  3. On watercolor paper use a baby whipe and dab on color
  4. Using the same colors add texture using stamps. As you stamp also dab the stamped area with a baby whipe 
  5. Add in your neutral color with a baby whipe and stamps
  6. Finish the card with layers… #layersmakeseverycardbetter 

It was lots of fun creating these cards with my friends and team members on Saturday! We really had so much fun!!  

Gorgeous Grunge stamp set

To create these cards I used the Dragonfly Basics Bundle and several of the texture stamp sets including Timeless Texture and Gorgeous Grunge 

Timeless Texture Stamp Set

There are several stamp sets that have elements that would be wonderful for this technique. Including Butterfly Basics. 

Butterfly Basics stamp set

Take time to recharge and enjoy the simple beauty that nature has to offer.  I often feel guilty for days that seem unproductive. But, the reality is those days alows us to be more productive the rest of the time.  

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Thanks for stopping by! And hop over to Global Design Project to see what all they created with our winged friends…

peace and much love,

Jennifer

5 Comments

  1. Love your creations! The watercolor background is something I will have to try – looks easy to do but would be fun to do as a group and see how everyone’s design turns out differently! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your watercolor technique cards are lovely. One question, do you dab the baby wipe directly to the ink pad? I’ve seen techniques where they dab it with reinkers. I’m hoping it is on the ink pad, because it would be a lot neater. Thank you for sharing.

    • Linda- first of all thank you for stopping by my blog! I’m so happy you liked what you saw. Now, about your question. I dabed the baby whipe with the ink pad. It will give you a softer look than the reinkers.

  3. Your cards are beautiful. Love all the layering of colours & stamps

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