Our graduatePosted: June 27, 2016 Filed under: Pastoral, Spread Cheer, Stamped Landscapes | Tags: Dr Ph Martin Hydrus watercolor paints, Penny Black stamps 14 Comments
A week ago we had the privilege of watching our older daughter graduate from university. She has worked very hard, achieved excellent results and is off to undertake a Master’s in September. I chose her card from a selection I made last year; it could be a sunset or sunrise and the bird is flying off into it. My first chick is leaving the nest! As you can imagine I am very proud of her but not looking forward to her being miles away. It will be a great excuse to travel and see her though.
The background sunrise was painted wet into wet so I could blend the pink and yellow. I lifted out some yellow in the centre to make it brighter to look like the sun. As you lift the colour out it is important to rinse your brush and remove some of the water; you don’t want to return colour to your panel or create a watermark by dropping in extra water. I waited for the background to dry before stamping grey and black foliage in the foreground and a bird in the sky.
Stamps: Pastoral, Spread cheer (PB)
Inks: Hydrus Watercolour (Dr Ph Martin) I can’t remember which grey and black inks I used?!?
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, grey cardstock, Neenah solar white cardstock
Pretty card,,, beautiful daughter.
Congratulations!!!! A wonderful accomplishment for your daughter – and I’m sure you gave a lot of help and encouragement along the way!!!! May she rise to heights never dreamed as she continues her quest! Lovely card Heather!
congratulations! gorgeous card,
What a perfect card for your daughter’s graduation! She is beautiful! It’s hard when they leave the nest. Traveling to see her will give you something to look forward to!
Your daughter is gorgeous!
Beautifully painted summer sun! Love the stamps you chose for this as well as using gray in the background. Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation and wishing her all the success in the world.
What a beautiful card. The little bird flying away tells the story. Best wishes to your beautiful daughter. Enjoy your travels when you visit her, and be proud as you watch her grow through this next chapter in life.
Congratulations to your clever daughter and what a fabulous card for the occasion. x
Congrats to your daughter! Amazing how quickly time passes, isn’t it? A beautiful card for her, too.
Beautiful card for a beautiful girl. You must be so proud. Congratulations to both of you.
Awwww…I know how you feel, my youngest just graduated from high school. What a beautiful card for a beautiful girl! Congratulations!
Beautiful card for your beautiful daughter!
Beautiful card and I love the one layer design. On the other hand you have a far more beautiful daughter. It is easy to see from the glow on her face that you did your best art out of the art room! Congratulations to Mom and daughter !