Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sentimental Sundays #191 - Lovey Dovey

Happy Sunday!

Time for another Sentimental Sundays Challenge and this week the theme is hosted by Erum:

Lovey Dovey
(plus a sentiment)

With Valentine's Day fast approaching this is a perfect time for thinking about how to tell those in your life how you really feel about them!

This week's Sponsor is:

Donating: $12 gift voucher to the store

Sami has adorable line images...I chose Sunshine Love. This stamp is under 'Baby and Parents', but when I first saw this lovely image, I thought of my girls. I didn't have a sister growing up, but there have been sweet moments I have been privileged to see where my girls have shown each other how wonderful sisters can be. (no worries...I have seen plenty of the other end of family love, too!)

I wanted to keep the image soft, so I printed the image (laser printer) onto watercolor paper (cold press) and watercolored the image and background using Stampin' Up! markers:

Calypso Coral
Early Espresso
Garden Green
Night of Navy
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red
So Saffron
Tempting Turquoise

I hadn't used this technique in awhile, but I love the results! The colors mixed and mingled with just a minimal of effort and a heat gun...

Always looking for a way to incorporate a little texture...a little sprinkle of Globecraft & Piccolo Embossing Enamel in Vintage Copper did the trick! Do you see the little bits of green? G&P has the best enamel mixes...

The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black Staz-On on a piece of acetate, layered over the watercolor piece, layered over a backing piece of white cardstock popped up on the card base. 

Now it's your turn! Visit the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog to see what else the design team created - serious inspiration!

Inky hugs,

Challenges I'm playing along with:


  1. I love your card Angi!!! the watercolour background and colouring is amazing! and I love the sentiment you've used!
    Mirella DK (your Sentimental Sundays Teamie)

  2. Oh how I love this watercolor card!! My printer would throw a fit if I attempted to pass any watercolor paper threw it!! LOL!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

  3. Your sentiment matches the image perfectly! =)

  4. It is done absolutely beautifully! Looks so artsy that even the image seems hand drawn! Absolutely perfect! I am sorry I took a while in stopping by here :)


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