Sunday, June 25, 2017


Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

Shades of ombre - Wow! 

                                                      I'm nursing a summer cold and had some difficulty
                                                      thinking clearly as I pondered this serene photo for
                                                      the challenge. I took a literal interpretation, stamped 
                                                      a jar in Versamark and clear embossed on water color
                                                      paper. I used a water brush and distress inks to create 
                                                      the ombre bottom in the jar with a faint line of Tumbled
                                                      Glass outlining the entire jar. Gran's Garden flowers 
                                                      and leaves are supported by Meadow Greens stems. The 
                                                      panel was die cut with a SSS stitched rectangle die 
                                                      and adhered to a light gray card. While I like the result
                                                      I'm not inclined to think it's my best effort! Oh, well, off
                                                      to the Arts Festival and then two weeks in Kenya building
                                                      a school and working in a dental clinic with my husband.

Stamps: PTI Gran's Garden, Meadow Greens, Winter Woods (sentiment); Inkadinkado jar
Dies: PTI Gran's Garden, SSS stitched rectangles
Inks: Distress Inks Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough, Old Paper, Pine Needles, Tattered Rose, 
Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick; Momento London Fog
Misc: clear Wink of Stella, foam adhesive

Linked to: capture the moment  June Blog Hop


  1. Well, I love your card for several reasons, especially the Mason jar! A very good response to the Challenge....blessings on your travels and work in Kenya.

  2. Lovely, lovely card Vikki and beautifully water colored!! :0)

  3. What a pretty card with such soft colors! Hope you feel better soon and safe travels.

  4. Outstanding take on the inspiration photo! Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Vikki this is so pretty and soft! Love your take on the challenge.

  6. Love the beautiful ombre water in the jar!

  7. Beautiful arrangement and so realistic, Vikki! Safe travels and hope you feel better before flying!

  8. So sorry you've got a cold--better get well quick with your summer mission! Praying all goes well--wonderful there are people like you guys in the world! I'm not sure what I'd do different--this card is gorgeous, Vikki! Love those blooms & your watercoloring for the jar is great!

  9. woow I love your coloring the jar
    the flower are adorable too..
    get well soon..

    so happy if you like to visiting me back

  10. So soft and lovely, what a beautiful job watercoloring.