Wednesday, May 2, 2012


How fun it is to be an unassuming, carefree child !
.... yesterday , I saw some children drawing and sketching and playing around with their colors without giving them a second thought, they were just carelessly pulling their markers and crayons and just applying them to paper ,..not painting not coloring ..just applying to their heart's content. I am sure they had no design nor rules in their mind , they were simply having good fun with color.

 when I got home , I  thought to myself , how nice it would be if I could do the same for a change, be a child again and just apply some color onto some paper without worrying about the rule of thirds, color wheel, or for that matter even shape or size!
 So I sat at my desk and pulled out some of my favorite watercolors and went to town with them...of course being the control freak that I am , I had to bring about some sort of order into my work so I gave my paper a simple wash of green and applied some orange  watercolor marker to my stamp , spritzed some water and stamped, the rest...the stem , leave hillock and houses  were loosely  drawn by hand , I also used a wet brush and splattered some paint onto the paper, stamped a sentiment as a stem for the bloom and lastly added glossy accents to give it a wet look.

 Sharing this with Lily Pad Cards- Letraset Presents April's Virginias View

and..CAS-ual Fridays #50

When I showed my husband , he immediately said , it is not your usual , it is very childish!!!!..and honestly I was thrilled , thrilled that I was able to achieve what I actually set out to do...but it was hard to say the least, to draw sloppily and not pay too much attention to detail.

 supplies: Watercolor paper, watercolor paints- Winsor &Newton, Stamps- PTI, watercolor markers- Le Plume II, Glossy Accents

In the end , all I can say is...... it is very hard to be a child again!
I have way too many inhibitions , rules and preconceived ideas about what is right and wrong to be a child again!
  at least I tried!!

Also sharing this one with A Blog named Hero-challenge #3-Topsy Turvy

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  1. This is amazing!!! LOVE the drops of glossy accents--and the scene you've created is gorgeous! :)

  2. This is NOT childish--it's a true work of art! I was drawn to it way before I read your post, and I love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could follow your link and subscribe for emails.

  3. What a gorgeous card. Love the flower and sweet little houses. Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero.

  4. Wow, I think I'm intrigued by the story as much as the finished project! I agree with you, sometimes just throw out the rules and make something! Gorgeous card, beautiful hand sketches. Lovely story. Thanks so much for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

  5. I love this!! What a great card. not childish--carefree!!

    Thank you for playing with our challenge!

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  6. i like carefree too :) it's lovely! thanks for playing along with our Challenge #3 at A Blog Named Hero

  7. So pretty! I love how tis came out. Thanks for playing along with challenge #3 over at A Blog Named Hero!

  8. what a fun concept - i really enjoyed your post and card.

    xo, Kristina
    visiting from a blog named hero challenge
    Stop by and say hello!



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