Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Wednesday!  I am playing along with PTI Make It Monday Challenge!  This week the challenge is No Outline Watercolor!  Watercolor?  Really?   I think water coloring is my least favorite things to do in the craft room.   Now, a challenge I am all about, so let me tell you what I did.

First of all, I am trying really hard NOT to put a flower on everything I create this summer.  It is so easy to grab those flowers, though.  I searched through my PTI sets and realized the vast majority are flowers.  No shock there.  I decided that if I were to water color anything it must be a landscape.  So, I found this well loved set Masculine Motifs and knew I just had to at least try the tree image.  I tried to make the trees look more summer than winter by adding color to create leaves.    I added some layers to try and make the whole thing look finished.   I added a sentiment from Vintage Picnic Sentiments another "old" PTI favorite.  

All in all, I know I will NOT earn any accolades for my water colored landscape, but I did at least try and participate in the challenge.  Not my favorite card, but not my least favorite, either.  LOL!  I think I do need to try water coloring more.  I did find it very calming to play with ink and water.  

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  1. Lovely summer scene. I agree it would be hard not to use flowers on a card.

  2. This came out really nice. I love your painted sky!! I so know what you mean about using a flower stamp on everything. It is so easy to do!!
    Great job on this MIM technique!!

  3. Betty, I think you made a FABULOUS landscape. You card looks VERY professional
    GREAT job
    Thanks for sharing

  4. I think this is gorgeous and kudos to you for joining in this challenge.

  5. I love your landscape!! I too, try not to grab gets difficult sometimes! Especially when the challenge is done with them! Great job, love it!

  6. Good for you to give watercolouring a try! Your landscape is soft and soothing ;). And I agree with you that it is more challenging to not use flowers. (Which is why I did use flowers. Lol!)

  7. Very pretty! This technique is also not one of my favorites.

  8. I'd say 98% of my stamps are flowers too, so you're not alone! And I liked your summery's CAS and quite calm and refreshing! :0)

  9. Beautiful scene you created with water colors, Betty! I think you have this technique down and hope to see more lovely cards from you.

  10. don't be so hard on yourself, betty... I think your card is a wonderful take on the MIM technique!

  11. this is such a lovely watercolored scene! great job with the technique!

  12. I love it, Betty! And kudos to you for doing a very artistic landscape. I can't seem to get away from those floral images either.

  13. This turned out gorgeous, looks like a Monet painting!!!!! You need to frame this beauty!!!

  14. I love that you did not use a flower....I need to challenge myself to do the same:) gorgeous landscape card! I agree... Love the watercoloring!

  15. Wowza Betty! What a gorgeous card! I love your beautiful water colored scene! Looks amazing!


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