ETA #2: Joyce so kindly pointed out that this qualifies for the Watercolour Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World... so I am linking up there!
Hello Flourishes fans! Already, it's the first of the month, which means it's time for another tour around the world! If you've stumbled here by mistake, you can go back to the Flourishes blog to find out all the details!
You should have arrived here from the lovely Dina's blog, in which case, you're right on track!
Don't forget that your travels could win you free stamps... all you have to do is leave a comment on each designer's blog to be entered into a random draw for a free set from Flourishes!
This month, our hostess, Kathy, has given us the challenge: "A picture is worth a thousand words"... this one was a toughie for me, as it as all about focusing on images and leaving out the sentiments. I don't know what the hurdle was, but it took awhile for me to decide what to do. But, once I decided on a theme, it just took off and practically went together by itself.
If you spend any time around here at all, you know my love for cherries. When my oldest daughter was born, she wore a cherry themed onesie home from the hospital - and ever since then, I've been obsessed with all things cherry for Emma - including a tattoo on my foot! - so when I stamp them, it's always with her in the back of my mind.
For this card, I stamped my cherries in a random pattern on my panel, and then got out my watercolours. I am a terrible watercolourist, but want so badly to create beautiful paintings with this medium (I am constantly inspired by my friend, Angela, who does the most amazing watercolour paintings). I am finding that as I use these paints with my stamps, I am starting to feel satisfied with the results - I am really pleased with this card! After I was finished painting, I did splatter some creamy gold mist over everything, which just finished it off for me.
It felt strange not piling on the layers and adding lots of 'stuff', but at the end of it, I just wanted to let it shine on it's own.
That's what I have for you today, so now it's time for you to take off to your next destination, the talented: