Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Water, Water, Water!

It has been hot, hot, hot here in Central Alabama.  I would love to be at the lake, a swimming pool, or some type of water.  I had to settle for making some cards with water scenes instead.  My first card was made by inking up a panel in Pacific Point and then stamping Vicki's Versatile Background in the same color.  Next, I stamped on two of the fish from 4 in 1 Ocean Designs and then coloring them in with a Sharpie pen.  I added on some eyes with white paint and then stamped the Eyes for You Greeting.  On the back panel, I stamped the same fish in Sahara Sand.

My next card was made this weekend and was inspired by THIS lovely picture at Ballard Designs which was the inspiration site at Splitcoaststampers.comAfter painting up the scene in watercolors (really just a bunch of upward flecks in different colors of green and brown with a touch of blue and white), I stamped the Dreams Inspire Future Greeting.  I stamped the greeting one more time and cut out and sponged the "will inspire" banner.  I popped up the banner and then sponged around the whole card panel in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

Hope your week is going well!  Hugz - 



  1. Hi Nancy...well it has been raining non stop for the last three days here....good for the crafting....
    I love your two cards..the fun fish one with vibrant colours, and your second fabulous painted card...with the wonderful sentiment and banner....great to have fun creating xxxx

  2. They're both great. Love the eyes on the fish on that first card - and the background. The second card stole my heart. This looks exactly like a scene on some property I own and haven't seen in a while due to distance. Beautiful and very peaceful looking.Lynn

  3. Nancy, these are two wonderful cards. I love that background stamp, it creates the perfect water effect. Your hand painted card is fabulous and should be in a frame :)

  4. Hope your water and fish card and Gorgeous handpainted water scene card made you feel a bit cooler. Thank you Nancy for sharing your 2 beauties. Hugs...

  5. Two super cards Nancy, a great background on the first one with the cute little fish. You have created a wonderful scene on the second one, you should give yourself more credit your water colouring is fabulous and your sentiment is perfect.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. What a pretty pair of cards! I just love the fish card with that pretty blue color, and the scene you created looks wonderful on the 2nd. Especially liking how you did the sentiment on that one!