Hi friends! I'm popping in to change up the scenery with a one layer card I made while playing around with the latest Verve release. It's been a while since I made the card, so hopefully I remember as I go what I did!
I just love this sentiment and have had the song running through my head for several days now. This card totally makes me think of a circus (maybe because that's what life at my house is like these days). I've been burning all of the candles at all the ends and am completely worn out being ringmaster. So I'm taking a few days off from Verve and blogging and basically everything but being a mama to my (STILL) teething twins. I'll catch up with y'all next week sometime!
Okay, on with the card... I started by masking off the edges of my card base with some painter's tape from the $1 store. (NOT recommended, as the watercolor seeped a bit under the tape. I've since purchased the good ole 3M kind and had much better results!) to do the color wash I added Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade to an acrylic block, then spritzed with water and pressed onto my paper. Next I laid down a hexagon stencil into the still wet color washed area and added a bit more color with a waterbrush and the distress inks. The banners were stamped onto the card base, then I paper pieced each of the flags with peach parfait cardstock. The sentiment from Wonderful Marvelous is stamped in the bottom corner, then I hand drew a ltitle frame and splashed on some watered down black ink with a paint brush.
Stamps: Wonderful Marvelous (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, peach parfait (SU!)
Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks, Pumice Stone (Ranger), black
Accessories: hexagon layering stencil (Tim Holtz