Thank You.

Can I even tell you how happy I am to be sketching again with the Taylored Expressions Sketch Crew? We took a much needed hiatus over Christmas, and I am glad to be getting back into the swing around here. This is my sample for TE Sketch 151, and you can see the sketch here. Hope you play along. We’ve got a prize!

I had ordered this Rosy Posey set when it was released. I loved that the roses had matching dies. Made it so easy. I knew immediately I was going to try a reinker technique that I had seen a while ago, Watercolor Bleed. You can see a step-by-step tutorial here.

To color my roses, I embossed the rose images onto shimmery white cardstock (I use Curious Iridescent.) with VersaMark and clear embossing powder. Then I used an aquabrush with water and brushed over one petal in one of the rose images and then dab a bit of reinker onto the wet flower petals to add color. Because the cardstock is wet, the reinker shifts and spreads, giving you a lovely pattern. Before the extra water can soak into the cardstock, I dab with a paper towel to remove the excess moisture. I just keep repeating that process until I have the depth of color that I want. The reinkers I used here are Ranger Adirondack Summer Sunshine and Peach Bellini.

The card was put together with paper from the My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found Sunshine. What a yummy collection of paper!

I hope you get a minute to visit the Sketch Crew…they have some super sweet samples to share this week. (I got a peek last night, so I know!) They are:

I’m under the gun to get my gear packed and head out for CHA. Very excited to be seeing my friends and co-working family! And, while getting out the door is a little stressful…I’m not to disappointed to be looking at this:



12 responses to “Thank You.

  1. This is SO gorgeous Lori! LOVE the yellow roses! Have a great time at CHA!

  2. Beautiful Lori! I love the soft colors. Can’t get enough of kraft lately, either. Will have to try the technique you describe!

    Yes, the weather is nice, if not too warm, out here! Hope to see you at CHA! And when you’re back, I need info about advertising on SCS. 😉

  3. Wow this is just GORGEOUS Lori!!! I absolutely love how this turned out. Have fun at CHA! I hope we can meet at one sometime! {{hugs}}

  4. Love the card Lori, just beautiful. I hope you have an amazing time in California. I am leaving for Tacoma tomorrow, my daughter is having a nasty hip surgery. Please keep her in your thoughts. Take care.

  5. What a beautiful card Lori! WOWZERS!!!

  6. Some of my very favorite patterned papers … so pretty with this beautiful stamp and matching die — gorgeous card! At least I’ll also be FEELING like SoCal next week, too, even if I’m not going. 🙁 Have fun!

  7. Gorgeous card Lori. I love the pretty roses and the color technique! The stitching looks great! :o)

  8. What a beauty! The yellow and kraft look wonderful together! So pretty and elegant! Love it!

  9. Lori, beautiful card!! I will have to try this technique. The colors are just beautiful together! Your stitching is just perfect, and the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing, and have a blast at CHA!

  10. Jaw dropping gorgeous, Lori! I love that technique you used and your stitching is beautiful 😀

  11. Yumm! LOVE LOVE the card just beautiful! Have a great time at CHA!

  12. Hi Lori! What a great card for the sketch! Love the yellow roses – so happy and cheery. It was wonderful to meet you this week…and I hope to see you again sometime! Have a great day! XO

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