Today I'm excited to be joining in the August Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. We had this lovely photo for inspiration. It makes you want to get your paints out doesn't it?
I was inspired by the pale colors, the splotchiness of the paints as well as the touches of black.
To create my background I rubbed 3 PTI inks over one of my square acrylic blocks - Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush and Classic Kraft - then I spritzed water on a square of Arches Watercolor Paper and pressed the acrylic block - inked side down - onto it. I lifted the block off and dried the watercolor paper with my heat tool. You never get the same result twice!
My stash of cards was low in the sympathy section - so I made two cards just changing the color of the button dragonfly. I added 3 black Tiny Twinkles beneath the sympathy sentiment which is from Beyond Basic Borders, the grass and water circle are from Pond Life.
(Both older sets now in the PTI Vault!)
Now I'm heading over to Nicole's blog to see all the other inspired cards people have created for the hop!
Stamps: Pond Life, Beyond Basic Borders - PTI
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Arches Watercolor Paper
Ink: True Black, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories: Water mister - Ranger, dragonfly button - Joann, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, acrylic block for clear stamps.