Thursday, July 10, 2014


Although I am not an artist, I have been taking classes in watercolor.  I decided to do something a little different for the Color My Heart challenge.

I didn't have the right colors in Close to My Heart pencils to color my girl, but did have Barn Red, and Pacifica in the ink.  I substituted Sky for the Crystal Blue.  I used a small paint brush and different amounts of water to make the different shades.  For the pink on the skin I used a fairly wet brush and just lightly touched the barn red ink pad then blotted with a paper towel. The dryer the brush and the more times I painted over it the darker the color.  I used the Pacifica on the patches and Sky for the dress.

The pinwheel is CTMH Sky paper on a toothpick with a sparkle in the middle.  I did use brown for the hair and black for the shoes.  I used the CTMH stamp "Stitches with Love" and CTMH Liquid Glass to cover after painting.  I let it dry over night and cut is out and glued it to the card.

Katie, my CTMH consultant from KatiesCorner, suggested that I make cards and leave the inside blank.  All I have to do is either stamp the inside or write on the inside to use for any occasion.

This painting technique was fun to do, and I got to use the stamp pads in a different way.


  1. Great job painting, Brenda! You did a really good job using various amounts of water to make different colors for your image. Thanks for joining the Color Dare this week.

  2. This is adorable! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart last week!