Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I'm Blaming it on the Weather!

I've been nonexistent in blogland for a few weeks and I'm blaming it on the weather!  Summer in upstate NY is sooooo fleeting that when it does finally arrive you grab on with both hands!  And to make matters worse I don't own a laptop.  After spending months and months this winter cooped up in the house I have a hard time sitting inside when the sun is finally shining outside. 

Yesterday I was inspired by the flowers blooming around my patio.  I took some watercolor paper, stamps, distress inks and a water mister outside and tried to re-create some of the beauty surrounding me:

 Hero Arts S5316 Silhouette Grass was inked with Ranger peeled paint distress ink then misted with a mix of perfect pearls and water before stamping on a piece of watercolor paper.  Using the same technique I stamped one of the flowers from Hero Arts CL428 Earth Flowers in dusty concord distress ink and the single flower from Hero Arts CG170 Wildflower Garden in spiced marmalade distress ink.  I love how unpredictable the results are when using this watercolor technique and was really pleased with how this turned out.  My dh, on the other hand, asked why the flowers looked like blotches........*sigh*
Other Materials Used:  Hero Arts PS621 Sunshine Layering Papers, Hero Arts CL342 Everyday Sayings (sentiment), Stampin' Up pp, butterfly dies and vellum, Queen & Co. rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy said...

Hello, Robin. Thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog. My daughter went to college in Rochester, NY so I know what you mean about the lovely summers. Such nice crisp air without the horrid humidity we have in the DC are. I love your card. What an amazing result you have achieved with this technique. Just beautiful!

Pam W Merwin said...

I love everything about your card - the watercolor technique is beautiful. I have not had much luck with it but you have inspired me to try again.

Rosemary said...

this is such a pretty card, robin! funny that your hubby would say the flowers look blotchy!!

Anette said...

What a toally gorgeous card!! It's like a watercolor painting of a summer meadow, LOVE it!

Tiffany said...

I totally don't blame you for getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of the sun! Your card is so vibrant, really pretty collage!

Judy1223 said...

Robin, I LOVE the watercolor effect...and I love that if you did it again it may look totally different...thats the fun with watercolor/spritzing! Lovely, lovely card!