The first Sparkle and Shine challenge for June is up, and it is another beautiful photo inspiration. It is sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh (PPP):
There is also a watercolor blog hop going on this week-end, hosted by PPP:
Since my 35th wedding anniversary is next week, I decided to make a special treat bag for my hubby. In it, I'll put a note letting him know I have arranged a week-end get-away this summer for the two of us. It's only a short distance from where we live, but it will be so nice to relax and visit another area's gardens and farmers' market.
I used the ombre theme and kept things pretty monochromatic. There was a water color technique shown by Laura Bassen on her card for the PPP watercolor blog hop this week-end that I wanted to try, but I didn't have a grid stamp. So, I used an UmWow mask. I brushed rubber cement on the back to keep it secure and prevent bleeding underneath while I painted each square. (I made sure there wasn't any cement in the area I was painting - used my fingers to rub the residue off.)
I also was anxious to use my new Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die, hence the bag instead of my usual card.
I'm still working on my picture-taking skills, but I am pleased with my project. I think hubby will like it, too!
Strathmore water color paper
UmWowStudio checkerboard mask
Zig Clean Color Real Brush water color marker - light blue
Lawn Fawn die - Goodie Bag
Unity Stamp Co - Itty Bitty stamp - Gladness Touch your Life
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Labels 1 die
Pretty Pink Posh sequins - sparkling clear
Martha Stewart sterling embossing powder (sentiment)
Siam Silver embossing powder for flowers (got this from DeeDee at UmWow years ago- not sure what company made it, but it has some glitter in it that doesn't show up that well in my photo)
3girljam ribbon - sterling
Thanks for taking a look!
I will also be linking this up at the PPP Watercolor Blog Hop and UmWowStudio's June "anything goes" challenge.