Monday, April 21, 2008

Storms and Swaps...

What could be a better way to spend your time during a storm than getting a swap done and ready to put in the mail.... I almost had to back out this month but boy am I glad I didn't. I am so happy with the way these swaps came out... This month swap was to be a masculine card front... these are so hard for me but wow...



I decided to breakout my poor neglected watercolor pencils and use them... It's been over a year since they have been touched. What better way to make a masculine card than make a Father's Day one. And what better set than to use Stampin Up!'s Thoughts of a Father from the Spring catty.

I also decided to play with the faux wood graining technique GinaK uses... wow it looks so real. This card was actually so much fun to make and put together... hope you all are having a fun day... I'm getting so much rain and storms today I think I'll get some more work done around the house... I so want to see the sun again.


Supplies:
Stamps: Thoughts of a Father
Cardstock: more mustard, basic black, watercolor cardstock
Ink: white craft ink, Chocolate chip classic ink, black stazon
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, large eyelets, chocolate chip satin ribbon, watercolor pencils, aquapainter

5 comments:

kelly said...

nice card

Rosella said...

I am so glad you made this card. It's gorgeous Aimee! Love your coloring too!

RockyMountainStamper (aka Melissa) said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!! The wood grain technique is so cool--haven't ever seen it before! I'll go hop over to Gina's blog and see if I can find the how-to.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!!

kathy said...

Great card Aimee. I love what you did with it

Marilyn said...

I love this card Aimee!! I need to try the graining technique - it looks awesome and I love your watercoloring with the pencils too! You are very talented!!