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September Challenge: Thinking of You

September Challenge

Hi All!

Welcome to the September Challenge! This month is kind of easy… thinking of you cards. However, think about how you can make it special so that it really conveys you are thinking of someone.

The last day to submit your entry is Sunday, September 30th, 11:59pm CT. One random winner will be selected from all entries and announced on Monday , October 1st.

SimonSaysStamp Gift Voucher
The giveaway will be a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp, one of my favorite stores!

Okay, just to recap the main rules:

  • Your card should be a “thinking of you”-type of message.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
  • After submitting your entry, leave a comment on the entry just before yours.
  • Leave more comments on entries, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards at the time the winner is announced and your card must have been made in the current month.

Are you ready to enter? CLICK HERE!

I used distress markers to watercolor my Concord and 9th City Stacks:

City Stacks

I tried to convey a little more of an intimate “thinking of you” message by adding the heart. I balanced the heart with my sentiment (left-top/right-bottom)

Enjoy making your cards this month… I’m looking forward to seeing your creativity!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Watercolor panel 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches 10.5 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Distress markers used used: forest moss, peeled paint, mowed lawn, twisted citron, walnut stain, gathered twigs

City Stacks
City Stacks
EH|SSS
Wreath Turnabout
Wreath Turnabout
EH|SSS
Artful Flowers
SSS Artful Flowers
Distress Markers
Distress Markers
AMZN|S.COM
Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Pumice Stone
EH|SSS
Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Weathered Wood Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Absorber
Absorber
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS

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Comments

  1. wrote on September 4th, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Andrea

    I think your card came out fabulous, Darlene! And you’re right–that’s just the way watercolor works sometimes. I painted 2 images with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors over the weekend. I got these from my mom last Christmas, and haven’t done much with them except maybe paint backgrounds, so no real detail work. I’ve gotten so accustomed to using Inktense pencils & picking up the color with a damp paintbrush to apply it to the paper, that I didn’t realize how challenging “real” watercolor can be! (The way I do it with the Inktense provides a lot of control.) With the watercolors, I’d do a part of the image, and then move on to a non-adjacent section (so the colors wouldn’t all run together), and have to keep an eye on the first part as I worked on the second to make sure I didn’t end up with unwanted blooms or anything as it dried. A lot of time & back and forth effort, but I think they came out fabulously in the end, if I do say so myself! Love the colors you used on your card, and the added texture you got by daubing the ink with your paintbrush. Thank you so much for sharing–hopefully I’ll get a chance to play this month! 😺 ~ Andrea

  2. wrote on September 4th, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Cheryl

    Darlene, I like the way your card turned out. I actually liked the tree on the left when you could see the building through it because that is the way it would be in real life.

    • wrote on September 5th, 2018 at 3:57 am

      Connie

      Cheryl that’s exactly what I was thinking too!

  3. wrote on September 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Amy

    OH WOW….I just LOVED watching everything you did!!! And without masking….which I hate to do. I send these sorts of cards all the time and would now LOVE to get this set and try this out. Oohhh Darlene….you are bad for my budget. Who am I kidding….I actively seek out ways to buy more stamps!!!!!
    Anyway LOVE this card!!!

    • wrote on September 4th, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Carol Mac

      LOL

    • wrote on September 5th, 2018 at 9:51 am

      darlene

      Thank you Amy. 🙂

  4. wrote on September 4th, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Carol Mac

    Hi Darlene, I thought you were going to mask the trees but the way you did it turned out great! I love those buildings! Haven’t seen them before. I, like Amy, now have something to add to my wish list! Great card!

  5. wrote on September 5th, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Connie

    You’ve used this set now with 2 cards. So any hesitation on my part not to buy this set has gone completely out the window. Ha! Ha! Loved this card but loved the other one done in the set as well. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next when you use this set again.

  6. wrote on September 10th, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    JAC Design - YouTube

    I really like this card. It seems I’m especially drawn to cityscapes. Thank you.

  7. wrote on September 14th, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    MIaFalco

    Since you stamped the buildings with the Distress ink, I was surprised that it didn’t run when you water colored it. Was there some trick to it that I didn’t catch?
    Beautiful card. So peaceful, even though I don’t typically think of cities as peaceful. 🙂

    • wrote on September 19th, 2018 at 10:28 am

      darlene

      No, but I did stamp it with SSS ink before the distress ink, so that probably helped keep the image intact.

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