Sorry for the late post today! My neighbor's daughter is home from college, so I'm taking advantage of an awesome babysitter while I have the chance! I did some shopping, some errands, and even spent about 20 minutes quietly reading a book** while waiting for my daughter's camp to let out. All while the baby was at home in super competent hands. Gotta love that!
Today's card uses an unbelievably gorgeous image from the new Path of Life set by Our Daily Bread Designs. I stamped on watercolor paper and colored with reinkers and an aqua painter. Canson Montval 140-lb. cold press is my favorite watercolor paper to use with the aqua painter and reinkers, by the way. I had a large tablet of this left over from my post-college days, but since it's almost all gone, I've been trying out some other brands. I haven't found anything else that I'm even close to happy with.
After I stamped and colored, I decided it might look cool to do the cracked glass technique. Boy did it really change the look of the image! It made some of the colors extra crisp and darker, and others (like my Soft Sky sky) became washed out or almost competely disappeared. Anyway, be advised :D
I also used some more of the delicious Prismatics card stock that Our Daily Bread Designs is now carrying. Here's another photo without the glare on the image's glazed surface:
** Speaking of books -- what are you reading? Leave a comment on my May 25 post with a favorite contemporary author for a chance to win some yummy blog candy. You have until Wednesday at noon ET. And by the way, yesterday I started reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. In the words of Tom Brokaw, it's "thrilling ... proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world."