watercolor bliss for a SUPER new challenge

happy sunday!

anyone else having trouble understanding the weather these days???  we were out doing yardwork for the first few days of last week just diein’ in the heat and humidity.  today – long sleeves, long pants and i think i am going to have to go put on socks before i finish typing this because my feet are freezin’!!!

i try to make a big breakfast every sunday morning but today i wasn’t really feelin’ it ya know?  then hubby told me he’d fold the leaning tower of laundry (nearly as tall as me) if i made breakfast.  ahhhhh he sure knows how to get me!  so i made “the best pancakes ever” according to hubby and pezza:

i started with regular pancake mix (i always use the kind you have to add eggs, milk and oil too – the add water stuff tastes yuck!)  i also added a bit of cinnamon, vanilla and a dash of nutmeg.  then after pouring it in the pan i laid thin slices of apple on top.


now onto my card!  it’s especially exciting because it kicks off our VERY FIRST challenge for Through the Craft Room Door – the magazine i put out with my buddy Suzanne.  It is Anything Goes and the prize $50 Gift Certificate to Oozak – best place for Copics!  who couldn’t use that?!?!?!?  i wish i could enter!

In addition my card is inspired by the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Sketch
Cuttlebug Spot – Felt
Fussy & Fancy – Springtime
Our Creative Corner – Floss
Outlawz Color Challenge – Magenta, Celery Green and Pale Yellow  (the prizes are really good for this one too!)

And here is my card:

this one was so much fun – i used a new technique i learned at CHA (new to me – may not be new to you).

The stamps are Art Impressions – a bunch of little stamps that you can put together to create scenes.  really really cute little scenes.  i stamped using marvy le plume markers to color the stamps (had to dig them out of pezza’s art table).  then i used a water brush to soften and blend the hard lines of the stamps so it gives a gorgeous watercolor effect in nothing flat.  literally a couple of minutes to put this together.  (if you have trouble finding them let me know as i order directly).  i am really hoping to add to my collection again soon.  i also love this technique and i think i may try it with my Stampscapes that have been neglected for some time now.

ok daddy and pezza are ready to head into town for lunch and errands so i better get a move on!  she dressed herself today…

Too cute not share:

 she had not decided on the shoes yet.

look at my little “daddy’s girl”

now get on over the TTCRD and join in the challenge – you don’t want to miss such an easy chance for some free copic goodies from oozak do you?  think what $50 can get you!



6 Responses

  1. I will try the recipe, thank you! 🙂

    Pezza and the card look adorable! I can see the little budding artist in Pezza’s fashion sense…very well done! 🙂

  2. Great card! I love Art Impressions. They used to have a store and teach classes really close to me but now they are only wholesale.
    Thanks for joining fussy and fancy friday challenge.

  3. Beautiful card! What a yummy breakfast!

  4. Great Springy colors, and I love the watercolor effect! So glad you could join us at Our Creative Corner.

  5. Very pretty card – your watercoloring is lovely and the colors are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

  6. Very pretty! I love the technique you used!Thanks for playing at the OCC this week!

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