Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Everything Merry.......FMS308





Everything was merry this past weekend in Atlanta as I spent it with stamping friends celebrating World Cardmaking Day.  Brian King and Pam Morris always put together a great day filled with stamping, inspiration and fun. Lunches and dinners were delightful as I got to chat in person with online friends!  And then there was tropical storm Nate that chased me all the way home causing the pilot to say "We expect some chop on our flight to NY today!"  Not my favorite phrase for sure!

But we arrived just fine and the Big Guy picked me up at the airport.  He was glad to see me since he needed help draining the water lines at the Little League fields for the winter.  My job consisted of yelling clear when just air came out of the hose instead of water.....and then I'd have to do it again at another line while he manned the water pumps.  He knows better than to ask me to do anything too mechanical........



Rita - my coloring expert friend from Texas -  has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!   I made the background of my card using a technique from the latest Online Card Class.  I sponged Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper, used an aquapainter to create a bokeh effect with circles of water and then embossed white snowflakes on top.



Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons, Flurry of Wishes, Snowflake Sentiments, Ready for Christmas
Ink:  Versamark (embossed silver and white), Distress Oxide
Paper: Whisper  White, Vellum, Watercolor

16 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

Oh, so pretty! Love your background and the vellum layer with the pretty sentiment is gorgeous! Great card!

stampwithamyk said...

That card is awesome! Love the background, the colors are perfect and those embossed snowflakes are beautiful! So sorry that I missed seeing you this weekend, we flew back home right after Nate rolled through...thank goodness! :)

LeAnne said...

This is just delightful! The second card today I've seen using this technique and I love it! I am glad you had fun in Atlanta and got home safe & sound! ONE OF THESE YEARS...I would love to come to Atlanta and party with y'all!!! Always love seeing what you create!

Kathy Salsbury said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors, technique, the vellum...feels like snow flakes floating! Lovely!

Lynn Hoyt said...

Love, love, love this Linda! You always find a completely different way to handle a sketch and it's always beautiful. But snowflakes are one of my favorite things along with doilies, and with the watercolor background it is just stunning.

Brian King said...

So beautiful, Linda! I adore the colors and that vellum layer! That! Vellum! Layer! You are so good!

Stef Perry said...

Love this Linda! You not only rocked the sketched in your own fabulous fashion, but also the OCC "homework"!

Karren said...

Oh, wow, Linda, your bokeh-ed background looks so rich and vibrant! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous background and wonderful take on the sketch!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Nice job on that background! The colors are lovely and the snowflakes are fabulous! I think you're whiz with those Distress Oxides!

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card Linda! Love those snowflakes and the beautiful background. The colours is amazing! So perfect for Christmas!

Amy O said...

Look at you with this cool background technique! I love it! And I love the layer of vellum. So glad you had a good trip and beat the storm home.

Allison Kostiuk said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Linda! Love the colours and design!

Rita Wright said...

I would have been in a panic over Nate! I'm glad you made it home safely. I LOVE your card. You really worked that technique. I'm still determined to learn to paint water circles! :)

Kim S said...

A truly beautiful card!! It sounds like you had an amazing weekend!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is truly gorgeous Linda! I love this gorgeous card and the softness you've given it with the overlay of vellum. So glad you had a great weekend - wish I could've come!