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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

another adventure with new

I love "new", (oh, did I already mention that?) and now there's a new challenge blog I love: Watercooler Challenges!  The first challenge is to use the new InColors, and new stampin' supplies are just as much fun as any other new things, so here's what I came up with last night:
stamp - *new*Something to Say; ink - *new*Hello Honey; Stampin' Write markers - *new*Hello Honey, *new*Lost Lagoon, *new*Tangelo Twist; card stock - *new*Hello Honey, *new*Lost Lagoon, Watercolor paper; other supplies - Aquapainter, Simply Scored borders plate, paper-piercing tool, *new*Eclectic paper-piercing template, Big Shot with Hearts A Flutter framelit, Stampin' dimensionals  

I used CAS(e) This Sketch! #78, and I thought these rich new colors would look great in watercolor for Just Add Ink.  I was seriously disappointed with my first attempt to free-hand watercolor those wavy lines, but I really did like the idea of wavy lines.  When I remembered the Simply Scored borders plate has an overlay plate that will work as a stencil, I broke out the markers and then used the Aquapainter to spread the color out - I like it!

I also love "old" - old books, old houses, old friends.  I've not been as active with my old & first favorite challenge at Jingle Belles as I'd like, but I thought this old favorite stamp set was perfect for their Peace on Earth challenge:

 
stamp set - Peaceful Season (hostess, retired); ink - *new*Mossy Meadow, Versamark; card stock - *new*Mossy Meadow, Naturals White, Brushed Gold; Big Shot with Deco Labels framelits, Stamkpin' dimensionals

I used the scrumptious *new*Blackberry Bliss last month for the Watercooler Blog Hop but I hadnt' tried Mossy Meadow yet - it's just as rich and yummy as the others - I'm sure you'll want them all, and they're available now!

14 comments:

buffycooper.com said...

This is so cute, Kathe! I love that you used the borders plate as a stencil. Very "artsy" look to the card, too. TFS!!

Jackie said...

what a fun watercolor card! I forget how easy it is to be creative with watercolor paper. Wonderful card!

Heidi Weaver said...

Love, love, love the card, Kathe. The undulating lines of watercolour are perfect! Using the new Eclectic paper-piercing template around the banner is just the right finishing touch. So glad you're participating in the Challenge.

Terri said...

Kathe thanks so much for joining our new challenge and I look forward to seeing many new ideas from you in future challenges. I liked your wavy line idea. I have already forgotten about the wavy line template, thanks for the reminder!

susanstamps said...

I love your card, Kathe! I would never have thought to use the Borders Plate! Great idea!

Crafty Medic said...

You're so smart to use the plate as a stencil! I'm going to have to steal that idea for sure. You cards look fabulous!

Gail said...

Great card Kathe! I love watercolour and the colours you used work very well together.

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! I especially like the first one -- such a fun take on the sketch!

lauren bergold said...

well, yes, definitely, that is the PERFECT stamp and you have used it sooooooo wonderfully well! (tho for the record i LOVE the watercolor card too!!!) thanks for joining our celebration of "peace" at JINGLE BELLES! :) :) :)

Taunya Butler said...

Love that watercolor look for this sketch!! Well done - and nice paper piercing on the sentiment!!
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SmilynStef said...

The mossy meadow is an awesome green ... and I love that scripty font ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Taunya Butler said...

Kathe - I just popped back over to say please don't be embarrassed about my name - I think the fact that you noticed is praiseworthy so thanks!!!

Diane J Ouellette said...

I too like that you used the plate as a stencil. Bought it and haven't used it...so this gives me a reason! TFS

Darrah said...

You convinced me, Mossy Meadow really is scrumptious. I love the use of the stencil for your wavy lines also - mine have never worked before.