Thursday, September 25, 2014


Theme:  sentiment as the focal point

Hi there!

TGIT!  My weekend started today since I worked the past three days.  And, I'm happy to say that I had a chance to play in my craft room this evening.  I did some water coloring and came up with this card for the City Crafter Challenge...

I started with white card stock and added a black panel under the water colored panel.  I used inks from MFT.  A drop of ink on my craft mat and added water to my brush and applied it to the water color paper.  After I was done with the water coloring, the edges needed to be touched up.  My distress marker came in handy with added water.  It was a surprise to me how it added a nice frame.  And, I'm quite pleased with it.  I think I'll need to do more water coloring to get the same effect again.:-)

Well, friends, that's all for now.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to drop by!



Paper:  PTI, Coredinations, Tim Holtz
Stamps:  Compass-SU, sentiment-Stapendous
Inks:  MFT-Sour Apple, Berrylicious, Blu Raspberry
         Staz On
Tim Holtz Distress Marker-Peacock Feathers
Brads:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric


  1. That is a GREAT sentiment, Maria, and wow... what fabulous watercoloring! I love that effect. And the Distress Marker around the edge really did add such a cool framework! Love it!

  2. It's beautiful, Maria, and I love the colors you used. Watercoloring is so much fun, isn't it?

  3. SO true! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  4. LOVE your watercolored BG and that FAB sentiment! Super card, Maria!

  5. Beautiful sentiment Maria and love the water coloring !!! Have a great weekend ! Hugs

  6. This is beautiful! Perfect for the challenge!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB!!

  7. Maria your card is amazing! And perfect for the challenge; that sentiment is so true! I love the water colored background. Wow! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  8. Love the sentiment and you've created the perfect bg for it. Simply stunning, Maria!
    hugs, Asha

  9. Such a great sentiment and your watercoloring is very nicely done :)

  10. Love your watercoloring, Maria & the frame is amazing!

  11. What an amazing card! Love the sentiment! Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog. Hugs:) samra

  12. Maria, that sentiment is awesome. And I love your watercolor background! Maria, thank you for leaving such encouraging words for my copic practice sheets...gosh one could get consumed with copics. Yesterday I just wanted to stamp something! ha!

  13. Your watercoloring is beautiful! Such a lovely card Maria!

  14. Maria, this is so beautiful. Love the soft colors of hte background and the sentiment is amazing!