Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The letter U

I've been making a lot of backgrounds without any particular idea of what I wanted to use them for.  When my youngest wants to play with his Crayola watercolors, I play along with him.  Then another son saw me playing with my Gelatos so he wanted to try them out.  None of my kids really want to keep their "artwork" so I repurposed them today as well as some of my own.  I thought it was perfect for a set of notecards using the set You and I from Verve.

This card was using Crayola watercolors.  There's some sediment deposit on the watercolor sheets but I thought it added some nice texture.  It was a little dark so I tried a bokeh effect using a DIY stencil.  I punched different size holes in an acrylic sheet and used Versamark Cloud White to sponge them in.  I think it turned out well, don't you?
Diana Nguyen, Verve You and I, CAS, notecard


This next one is from my eldest playing with my Gelatos:
Diana Nguyen, Verve You and I, CAS, notecard



Another gelato and baby wipe background:
 Diana Nguyen, Verve You and I, CAS, notecard


Here's my watercolor wash with blues and greens... I just think that is the most peaceful color combination:
Diana Nguyen, Verve You and I, CAS, notecard


I had die-cut the "u" eight times and stacked them on top of each other and embossed in white different sentiments.
Diana Nguyen, Verve You and I, CAS, notecard


 All four together as an A2 notecard set:
Diana Nguyen, Verve You and I, CAS, notecard


Thanks for looking!

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