Saturday, April 30, 2011

Touch of Kindness

It's time for another UDI Saturday sketch challenge!  Where does the time go?  It seems like the week just started, and here we are at the weekend! Here is this week's sketch.

I was working on casing a card from the talented Diana Gibbs, and when I saw the sketch for the week, I realized it was almost the same sketch, but turned upside down! Here's my take on Diana's watercolor card. (I just love the frayed ribbon, which she has shown before. It is the first time I have tried it.)

I couldn't find my color coach, so I based all of the colors on the botanical Gazette DSP. The recipe follows.

Stamps: Touch of Kindness
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, watercolor paper
Inks and markers: Black Staz-on, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Old Olive, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Accessories: Aquapainter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black 1/14" Striped Grosgrain ribbon

The ribbon is just cut in half down the middle and then frayed. It is very easy to pull the threads off once it is cut.

We are finally having beautiful spring weather here in New Jersey! We went from 15 degrees below normal to 15 degrees above normal earlier this week, which really encouraged the blossoming trees as well as the tulips.

Before you go, please take the time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you! Now it's off to Elizabeth's blog to see what she has done with the sketch.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. this is so cute. definitely ready for spring. love the colors!!! your watercoloring is beautiful and the ribbon just finishes it off. xoxo

  2. Love this--the color scheme is gorgeous!!

  3. I just love this card!!!! That set is going to be one of my favorites from this mini, I can already tell! I love the way you cut and frayed the grosgrain ribbon!!!

  4. very the colors and the frayed edge of the ribbon

  5. So pretty! You're trying to sell me that stamp set, aren't you, evil woman! LOL! Every time I think there's one I don't need, someone does something cute with it... :D