This is Day 4 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.com!
I have always been a bit late catching on to new trends and techniques in cardmaking. There was a time when I didn't like sequins (can you imagine?), when I didn't 'get' Distress Inks, embossing paste was just messy and what would you colour with Copic markers? Ha ha ha, that all changed because I love all of these techniques and many more. My most recent love/hate has been watercolour. I love the look of it, but I am finding it so challenging. Why not take a class? My Type A personality tells me that I can figure it out on my own. My recycle bin is full of watercolour fails. However, for my card today I did an emboss resist which didn't end up in the blue bin! I white embossed my background on watercolour paper, smooshed some Distress Ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with some water. Then I painted over top on the panel--easy!
I made up a few of these for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive.
What a wonderful way to comfort parents who have lost a child from a miscarriage. I wish that there was more support and understanding when I lost my first pregnancy to miscarriage at 16 weeks. Read Kimberly Saldana's story here on Jennifer McGuire's blog.