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Monday, May 2, 2016

Make It Monday with Melissa

 
Did you see Melissa's video up at the MIM?  Cool watercolor technique that is a little different and easier to handle those watercolor marks!  I pulled out the Peonies on Parade watercolor paper and went to town!!  I used lovely lady and raspberry fizz for the colors on my peonies.  I used green parakeet, fancy flourishes and a sentiment from Happy Hydrangea!
 
I am doing this all on my tablet and it is NOT easy, did my watermark (miracle in itself) then couldn't find it, finally found it but couldn't figure out how to move it so I could use it!
Oh, well, at least the picture is up!
I am in Seattle visiting my BFF Linda!!  Yeah!!
And on Thursday we are going into downtown Seattle and have lunch with Nancy Leppek who is my Seize the Birthday manager extraordinaire!  She and her husband are coming into Seattle to see her son who moved here after graduating from SCAD, he works at Amazon now. 
I am soooo excited to meet her in person!!
 

Heart Hugs, friends!



18 comments:

  1. So beautiful and perfect for a loving mom. Love the pink and green.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. Gorgeous watercoloured beauty Colleen. Will have to check out this technique. You and Linda sound like you're having lots of fun! :) xx

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  3. Colleen, this is stunning! I love the swirls and spatters. They came out beautifully!!

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  4. Gorgeous card Colleen! Love how soft and pretty yours came out! Just told Linda that mine looks like mud and I'm thinking of trying again! Have a great time visiting and meeting up with Nancy too! :0)

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  5. The addition of the plaid DP is a lovely touch - the pink & green look fabulous with the ink splatters & swirls

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  6. Oh, such a lovely Mother's Day card with the pretty flowers! I do love pink and your card is perfect in pink and green! Have fun visiting with friends!

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  7. beautiful card have a fun time with Linda and Nancy

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  8. This is over the top pretty!! I love the soft shading you achieved!

    I tried this technique last night and ran into a strange problem... When I inked my image on water color paper with Memento Ink it lifted when I sponged! I have never had that before : ( I am waiting for it to dry over night before I attempt it again. Sigh aah the challenges in a paper crafter's life! giggles!

    Patti

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  9. So pretty Col and much prettier in person.

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  10. Incredible card...just love your beautiful flowers and those colors are amazing. Have fun with Linda! So jealous.

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  11. Sorry I had to laugh about the watermark, I’m the same way! Still laughing about that , Colleen!
    Your card turned out amazing! Gorgeous shading with the inks! Have fun with the girls you lucky duck!

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  12. Beautiful card.. love the pinks.. I'm from Seattle area.. I'll give a shout at noon Thursday and see if you hear me.. I hope the mountain is "out" so you can see why we live here inspite of the rain..

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  13. This is so soft and pretty Colleen! Great job with the challenge.

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  14. Love your card! So beautiful, and the accents are perfect!

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  15. Love your watercoloring on this beautiful card, Colleen. The Peonies on Parade watercolor paper is perfect for the MIM technique

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  16. This is a lovely card. Your coloring is spot on!

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  17. Gorgeous, Colleen! You all will have so much fun. Wish I could crash the party!

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  18. I loved the video & your card is fabulous, Colleen! So fun to meet up with friends! Hoping we get to again some time!

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