Your vision isn’t blurry, it’s my photo…sorry! When I shrink this picture to fit for some reason the sentiment gets blurry but I hope you’ll enjoy the card anyways. I made it this morning for the SCS Challenge – Ways to Use It. It’s in honor of 9-11 and the challenge is to use a “monument”…or stone. I thought immediately of this scripture and typed it up and printed it on Bristol watercolor paper (3 tries later, I got it on straight!). They mentioned Dini’s Sanded Watercolor Pencil technique and I had never seen it so I was eager to try it. It worked easily but when I went to brush off some of the watercolor “dust” away from the scripture, it of course blended (duh!) and changed the look. I ended up brushing over most of it by hand then, free form, after I removed the Tim Holtz harlequin stencil.
I used my A Muse Studio stamp sets: Sunny Side of Life, Just Because and Mini Blossoms (the latter you don’t see here because it got so muddied looking that I tore off the bottom of the panel!). I brushed them with my Peerless Transparent Watercolors and stamped them. After I tore off the ugly part, I decided to go for a distressed look and ruffed up the sides. I added some Pebble A Muse Studio cardstock that I streaked with some Seattle ink to make it look like concrete or stone. After I mounted the pieces to some Saffron A Muse Studio cardstock, I covered a bare spot with some sheer ribbon I’ve had laying around forever.
This ribbon reminds me that I’ve got a ribbon/twine challenge going on this week for my Amusing Challenge so I hope you’ll play along!
Other challenges I’d like to enter: