Apr 16 2012

Peace Within – PPA91

I'm SO excited!  My cabinets are HERE and they are installing them over the next few days!!!  WOOHOO!!!  It's about time, feels like I've waited FOREVER!  Next, they come out on Wednesday to measure for the countertops and make a template, then that should get installed next week.  Yeah…I can start putting my studio back together after the water damage occurred from the sump pump failure on New Year's Day!  I'm in LOVE with what they have done so far!  Happy, happy!!!


I had lots of time to play today since I had to hang around the house, so I worked on several challenges!  This one at The Paper Players featured a Clean & Simple Watercoloring Challenge!



Peace Within is one of those sets that I purchased to work on my watercoloring skills.  It is one of the stamp sets that is being retired.  I figure I'll be featuring a lot of the sets that will retire over the next six weeks, just so I can use them a couple more times!  I love the little kitty sitting in the chair.  I colored her the same as my little Bleach!



I stamped the Peace Within image in Black Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers and my AquaPainter to color in the image.  Then highlighted the areas with my White Gel Pen.  It is layered on Early Espresso cardstock. 


The base card is Early Espresso and I layered on Cajun Craze.  I took Well Worn Designer Paper and cut it with the largest Label Framelit, then cut that in half so I could put one on top and one on the bottom.  I used Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon and tied it around to make a knot.  Finally, I stamped the greeting from Peace Within with Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla and punched with the Large Oval, then layered on the Early Espresso Scallop Oval punch.


I'm happy how it turned out!



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8 People have left comments on this post

Apr 16, 2012 - 09:04:22
Lesley said:

Wow, your colouring is amazing Connie, I love it. The use of the die cut shape is also so cool, I need to try that! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.  So excited to see your completed craft room.

Apr 16, 2012 - 09:04:39
Patti Willey said:

Ah I love your card! I haven't colored this set in this color pallet! Looks fantastic! And I'm absolutely doing the happy dance that your cabinetry had come in! I can't wait to see the new reveal! Good job!

Apr 16, 2012 - 09:04:05
Carol Carriveau said:

This is really pretty, Connie!   The layers of DSP and the fancy Framelits cuts are really great.   I havre this set as well and need to use it again myself and dress it up more…thank you for inspiring me!    Am so excited for you that your room is coming back and know you will have fun putting it back together – can't wait to see pictures!

Apr 19, 2012 - 12:04:55

Oh Connie, Your watercoloring is Perfect!  Love the label framelit on both ends of the card. I wanted to get this set but, I knew it was a lot of watercoloring!!! lol You did good Girl! Thanks for joining us at Paper Players!!
April GD

Apr 20, 2012 - 08:04:57
Nance Leedy said:

Great job Connie, what a purr-fect image for watercoloring!  Love the unique layout and the natural colors.  So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Apr 20, 2012 - 06:04:40
Heidi said:

Connie, your watercoloring skills are top-notch! I've never thought of highlighting some of the areas with my white gel pen…thanks for the tip! There is still so much to learn about watercoloring! All the colors coordinate so beautifully. I so wish I was sitting in that chair right now relaxing…definitely "peace within". So glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players!

Apr 20, 2012 - 10:04:57
Jaydee said:

Connie, this image is perfect for this technique.   You really did a beautiful job.  There is something so tranquil about this image and the watercoloring suits it beautifully. 
How exciting to get your stamping space back and to have all new cupboards.  I know recovering from something like that is really annoying… but the upside is a brand new space!  Can't wait to see pictures.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

Apr 20, 2012 - 11:04:48

Connie, this is so pretty! I love how you used the die cut DSP to make the image pop. Can I sign up for watercoloing lessons from you? Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! đŸ™‚