Sunday, October 7, 2012

Memories, winter watercolored memories

 Memories, winter water colored memories, of the way we were....................
old song lyrics from the movie "The Way We Were".
I told you yesterday about my wonderful memories of sledding in the winter, and so I have another card I made yesterday, too.  This time I did a little water coloring on the stamped image.  I don't do this very often, but I love to color and paint.  I'd love to offer this as one of our Christmas Card class selections, but I am uncertain about having other people paint.  It's really a love it or hate it kind of thing, and it can lead to some real disasters if you don't do it nice.  I don't want anybody tossing the cards they make.  What do you think?   Would you like to do a little water coloring on the cards you make, or would you prefer something more straight stamping and simple? 
 Sometimes, it's even a challenge for me to just get a card just right.  This was one of those cards.  I liked the straight up, plain layout from Sketch Frenzy Friday, and that's where it all started.  I loved the card with just the painted image with the Cherry Cobbler stripes behind it.  It looked clean and simple.  But, I decided to take the advice from SUO Challenge #55 to use some texture, and got out one of my favorite embossing folders, and give the Crumb Cake background that TEXTURE.  That looked nice, too.  But, I felt it needed a salutation on the front, so I fooled around with several designs, but decided to keep it pretty simple.  Then, I decided that it needed the bow.  I think it's like Christmas packages, they all need a bow.  I just could not stand it not to step it up a little.  Do you like it?  Maybe I could have left off the bow.  Some days card making is just such a challenge, and we aren't just talking about contests. 
Hope you like my card today.  Come back and see if I got any more stamping done on Sunday.

Mary Alice

8 comments:

  1. Wow! This is stunning! Your coloring is perfect! I love how you turned the sketch and added the satin bow! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

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  2. Mary, what a beautifully water colored piece! I love the nostalgic look! It really makes one want to be home for the holidays! Just wonderful!
    thank you for playing along with us @ SFF

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  3. Beautiful!!! Wow. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

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  4. Gorgeous card Mary Alice! Thanks for playing with us at SFF!!

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  5. This is absolutely luscious! Love the color. And, of course, the texture! Thanks for sharing this with the SUO Challenge Design Team!

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  6. I love that classic image and the petals background texture! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.

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  7. One of my favorite embossing folders, too! I love the color scheme you choose for the image...very vintage feel, but remaining clean and crisp! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge!

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