Time for Cuteness

After getting dizzy blog-hopping to see all the new stamps and designs from various vendors, I decided I needed to take a breath and do something simple. I also wanted to submit a card to CAS Colours & Sketches before Monday's deadline! Cuteness seemed appropriate for me, so I used this Lia Griffith for Hero Arts stamp. For color I used a mixture of watercolor pencils and copics, and mounted it on a watercolor background. Did you ever add several new stamps to your stash very quickly and forget what you had? I was sure I had the sentiment "you've totally got this" from Cathy Zielske. Alas, what I had was "you've got a friend." So, with a little masking and some hand lettering, I created the sentiment I wanted. What I found out is: cuteness can be fun therapy!
Roll With It

This card was created for the Geometric challenge #329 over at Less is More blog. I made a stencil using my Cricut and brushed some texture plaster over it. Then I smushed a curvy line near the bottom. Once it was dry I washed on watercolors, then added the wavy line and sentiment.

I've decided that I don't need an excuse to make a card, but when our condo association suggested we all try to make new members welcome I thought, "I'll make cards!" The stamp set, SU! Fresh Fruits was already in my stash, so it was a natural choice. Using 140# cold pressed watercolor paper, I created the background using Tim Holtz distress oxides, stamped the pineapple with white embossing powder, and washed it over with LuminAire sparkling watercolors. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx and heat embossed with clear EP.