Abundant Hope Saturday Sketch Challenge 137


I loved this week's sketch over at Stamping411, a nice easy, straightforward sketch that you can do anything with!

I was in the mood for some watercoloring, so I created a mask to stamp my lilies with. If you've never tried masking, it is a way to make your stamped images overlap without actually overlapping the ink. You will stamp your image on a scrap paper (I like to use post-it notes), then cut it out and hold it over the first stamped image while you're stamping the next image and so on. Does that make sense?

I used Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Old Olive and Always Artichoke ink with my Aquapainter, on Shimmery White card stock. I stamped my flowers and sentiment in Black StazOn.

I hear some of my stamping friends are buried in snow this weekend…we're not but it is still bitterly cold here, which lends itself well to staying in and stamping. I've got everything ready for my stamper's club night tomorrow…heading back to the treadmill for my second session of the day. For those of you I've chatted with about my Weight Watchers progress, I'm down 20 pounds in 5 weeks! I'm not sure how much more I want to lose…I guess I'll find out when I get there! Thanks for asking 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

23 thoughts on “Abundant Hope Saturday Sketch Challenge 137

  1. Congrats on the weight loss…..I need to get back on that program. It does work.
    This card is outstanding. The water coloring superb!!! Thanks for always playing along and sharing your talent with all of us.

  2. You go Girl! Keep up the good work!!!! I lost another 3 1/2 pounds this week, myself. 🙂
    I love this card, it is fabulous!

  3. This is an absolute WOW card. It’s stunning and you’ve inspired me to ink up this stamp. perfect masking and so realistic as Selene said. It does jump off the card. Wow!

  4. OMG! You cut a mask for those? You GO girl!
    Simply STUNNING card – I absolutely love it! I am so ready to see these in my yard – hard to imagine with the mountain of snow that’s there now! Thanks so much for this gorgeous reminder that spring really is on the way!
    How many sleeps til cruise?….

  5. Gorgeous! I love daffodils and have been debating about ordering this set. I love the way you interpreted the sketch.

  6. I LOVE your card. I can see the daffodil leaves starting to pop up in my yard. I never have many, but even here in SE Texas, they say “Spring is here!” (hard to imagine since we’ve had so much winter this year – way more than normal!)
    Saw your stamping room – looks good. Enjoy!
    Last, but the reason I started the comment – WAY TO GO on weight loss. You’re an inspiration!

  7. I just got this set and NEVER would have thought of doing this – just beautiful – love daffodils! Congrats on your success with WW! TFS

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