June 17, 2014

Live Your Life In Color


I'm popping in quickly to share a card with you!! (i'm still working away at Pre-Calculus, but i think about it enough so i'm not going to talk about it!! lol!) I was looking at The Alley Way Stamps new Buggin In Out stamp set  (its this months free set with a $40 purchase) and really wanted to use the jar, but what to do with it?!?! And then it hit me... the paint brush from the True Colors set!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I pulled out some watercolor paper and stamped the paint brush. Then i masked off just the tip of brush handle so when i stamped the jar it would look like the paint brush is inside the jar. Next i stamped the sentiment also from the True Colors set!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i did some watercoloring! I used some watercolor crayons, coloring them on a clear block then picking up color with a little bit of water and a paint brush. I colored the paint brush, plus added some water to the jar. I mixed the orange color with the blue, to get (or at lease i hope) a used water look! Like i just cleaned the brush and some of the paint is mixing with the water.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

When that was done, i painted a ground for my jar and added some orange color to the stamped color!! Then i trimmed the panel about 1/4 inches shorter then my orange card base and rounded the top corners. I decided not to add or do anything else! I thought it had more punch to it by leaving it a one layer card!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back later in the week with more The Alley Way Inspiration and if i get stuff (pre-calculus) done, i'll try to get some other cards up that have been hanging around my desk for way to long!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Buggin Out (free with a $40 purchase), True Colors
Watercolor Crayons: Caran D Ache - Neo Color II - Orange, Light Blue, Brown, Vermilion



  1. Fun card! Love the watercolor!

  2. Super fun! I totally get the look you were going for, and the wee darker shade of the handle peeking out of the jar - ingenious card! ♥

  3. Great watercoloring! You really nailed the water in the glass!

  4. You've nailed the 'paintbrush dipping in the jar' perfectly! Fabulous idea, wonderful technique, outstanding results. Delightful! As for the pre-calculus...just think how your dendrites are growing *grin*! ~c