Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Watercolored Rain!!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Friends!! Doesn't a three day weekend just make the week go faster, LOL! We had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend--really fun and relaxing! We went to see "Night at the Museum 2"-which was better than the first IMO!! Then on Monday we headed down to DC to the Smithsonian of American History & had lunch down there too. Great weather all weekend until Monday night-nasty storms & lots of rain, blech (rain today & yesterday too)!! News on the weight loss front--lost 2.5 lbs & have lost 1" around my waist and hips, .5" around each thigh (in the past 7 days)--so that totals 5 lbs lost so far! Woohoo---the fat is starting to move, hee hee! Slowly, but surely its a comin' off ..... :o)

So I'm a day late for the Try It Out Tuesday challenge for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design (due to electric & internet issues) but I got it done. I challenged the DT to only color their stamped images by watercoloring only--fun challenge! We all get so used to whipping out our Copics but sometimes it's good to mix it up! I used one of the new Victoria Case for SCACD stamps "Singin' in the Rain"--isn't she a cutie & perfect for watercoloring! I watercolored using my SU reinkers and then added some diamond stickles on the puddles, polka-dots & umbrella!

The papers are from Paper Trey Ink as is the Get Well sentiment (Around & About Sentiments). I cut out & popped up the umbrella for more dimension & added some Bella Baubles (String of Pearls). Perfect for a get well card!! Make sure and stop by the store blog "Follow Your Heart" to see the rest of the DT's absolutely beautiful watercolored projects!!

The second card today is just a fun card/invite I made thinking of summer parties & barbecues to come--this would be a perfect invitation for either! Not hard to mass produce, simple, fun & elegant! I used Lockhart's Itty Bitty stamps (hamburger, hotdog & pizza) and they're actually watercolored, lol! Very hard to do on these little images (pizza toppings were done with Copics though)! I paired them up with PTI's kraft and red cs & twill ribbon. The background was embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some more texture! Perfect for a simple invitation!!

I hope you're having a fabulous day & I'll see ya back here tomorrow!!




  1. Wonderful cards, I love the rainy one, so bright and cheary and your food one is making me hungry, I best go have lunch :) Kim

  2. That little girl is so cute! I just love her expression. Fantastic card!

  3. Good afternoon Suzanne, wow what stunning cards hunny i love them both. Oh i so agree with you the long weekend definitely makes the week go quicker. I don't know about the weeks going quickly but the months seem to be going the same way, its nearly June already can you believe that???? well have a great afternoon hunny, hugs Linda x

  4. Wonderful cards you've made, Suzanne!
    Hope your weather has turned to the better!

    And I must say you are clever on the weight loss front!!! You go girl!

  5. Love your card Suzanne and glad that you got the power back. Also -congratulations on the weight loss - I guess colouring pizza, hamburgers etc instead of eating them is the way to go...hihi....
    Kramis - Anki

  6. Too cute. You did a great job with the watercoloring.

  7. Cute coloring Suzanne. The sprinkling glitter raindrop added great little details on the card.
    Your invitation card looked so yummy too. Very cute~

  8. Very cute cards, Suzanne! Your coloring is fantastic and I love the invite, what a great use for those itty bitties :)
    Hugs, Christine

  9. These cards are so cute and your watercoloring is awesome. So controlled. I think mine would be too watery or inconsistent with the colors but yours look fab. Hope the weather gets better...but, rainy days are good to stay in and make cards IMHO! Hugs, Cami

  10. Both of these are really cute!! Love that umbrella girl. She's so sweet!!

    Hugs, Cathy


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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