Two posts in one day, wow! But I was really excited about this project and I didn't want to wait. Check it out!
For this card I used the same canva-paper that I used in the previous card, and I figured out that I have to really dry it in between layers of ink, as well as at the end of the project. I did not intend to create a water scene here, actually. I was going for a meadow/grassland scene, but the blue ink just decided to take over and suddenly I had a lake there. So I added some Tumbled Glass, because if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. It was a happy accident, and I LOVE the way it turned out! This card is in the "polaroid layout," which means there is a wider frame at the bottom of the image than at the top or sides. I wanted to embellish the bottom of the frame, but I didn't want the decorations to draw attention away from the main watercolored image, so I chose translucent white washi tape with a delicate neutral script, a single strand of linen thread, and a sparkly but clear button. No extra color to distract the eye from the painting. And by the way, I just love the messages in that washi tape. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined" (attributed to Thoreau). It's one of my all-time favorite quotes and one that I try to remind myself of often.
Stamps: Stampscapes Fir Row 243A
Ink: Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, SU Old Olive
Paper: SU Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Canson Canva-Paper
Accessories: Washi tape (I don't remember what brand), SU linen thread and vintage faceted button, SU squares framelits, watercolor brush