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As promised, here’s M’s card:

She used simple Crayola watercolours but the way she picks and blends colours is amazing to me. I would never think of using the colours she mixes together and she loves it when she makes a new one! And they always seem to work – she’s got a good eye, that one!

I got a new stamp set that just had to be broken in so I started with another premade base – this one was clear gesso over the hexagon portion of the 12×12 Punchinella.

I knew the quote I was using so wanted a night sky and a moon. I painted the moon with two shades of Twinkling H2O’s then, because I didn’t have a dark or navy blue, painted teal over the card, followed by a deep purple and used tons of water to blend – the colour was perfect! I sprinkled some salt but it didn’t work for some reason so, whatever!

I didn’t like the moon, it needed something more and book paper seemed to do the trick – I love how the paint for the sky darkened the edges of the moon and how the paint from the moon lightened the area of the sky around it.

I stamped the sentiment directly on the card but it didn’t stand out so I took a tag from my Tuesday Techniques post, stamped on that, cut it out and it was perfect!

This card turned out even better than I had hoped! The texture from the gesso and the stencil is subtle and exactly what I wanted for this, and I love the gradient in the quote strips. Plus, the moon seems to be glowing – awesome!

It’s Canada Day weekend here and more importantly, Memorial Day in Newfoundland¹, so I’ll be away this weekend but still creating! Can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with in the next few days!

S.

1. In the First World War, on July 1, 1916, approximately 90% of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment was lost at Beaumont-Hamel. The following day, only 68 of the original 780 men were available for roll call.

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