Friday, August 29, 2014

Birthday Greetings!

Hi there!
Happy Friday to you!  It's a long weekend with Labor Day on Monday.  The official end to summer...sigh.  We had a good summer with cool temps...beautiful weather.  We are in dire need of rain, though.  Maybe we will get some soon.  Whatever you have planned for Labor Day, I hope it's a great one!
I made the above card for my brother-in-law.  I tried my hand at water coloring again.  I looked and looked for my water brush, but I could not find it.  I have another one on order, so I'll be practicing once again!:-)  It's a simple masculine card.  I felt like it needed something more, but for interest I lifted up the edges on top and bottom.  I used reinkers from raspberry, berrylicious, and sour apple.  The water color paper is from Tim Holtz.  The stamps and paper are from SU.  And, the metal dots are from K&Company. 
Well, that's all for now.  Thank you for taking the time to visit here today!  Take care!


  1. What a lovely card!! I love what you did here and it's perfect for a guy ... Have a lovely day Maria ... almost the weekend!

  2. Pretty card, Maria. Love the soft coloring effect.

  3. I love your watercoloring, Maria, and what a fabulous masculine card design. The textured edges really add a great detail here. Love how you did the sentiment off on the side, and balanced the other side with the matching dots.

  4. What a beautiful masculine design, Maria....I looove your watercolored looks fabulous!!!!

  5. Maria, this is an awesome, masculine card. Great watercoloring. I decide recently to pick up the water color brush, too...been a long time.

  6. This is stunning, Maria! I really love how you did the coloring without it all being connected & the brass embellishments & raised up edges are just right!