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Take a (Retirement) Hike!

>> Friday, June 9, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Sigh...we've been house hunting & it's really tiring...especially since most of the houses are about 2 hrs away. On top of that, I broke the middle toe on my left foot & it looks gruesome & feels worse. And I hate limping! At least it's flip flop season cause I sure couldn't get a shoe on it. 

Anyway, if I could, I'd probably enjoy a hike with this guy. But I don't think my flip flops would do very well for hiking right now, lol. But maybe he'll loan me his walking stick.
For the background, I used the Wrinkle Free Distress technique by smooshing the brown Distress inks onto my craft sheet, misting pretty heavily, then pressing mostly the bottom half of my water color paper on top. (Repeat this until you get the coverage you want.) After wiping the sheet off, I repeated this for the top half of my paper using the blue inks. Since watching paper dry is not one of my strong suits, I dried it w/ my heat gun then put  into my Misti and stamped the hiker & trees w/ the sepia Versfine. I had to stamp them each about 2 or 3 times to get a good impression on this watercolor paper. I used a white marker to edge the panel & the white Prismacolor pencil to highlights to some of the rocks. I had a large brown paint chip & I liked the names of the colors so I let them show at the bottom. The greeting was added on a circle & backed w/ a larger circle from the paint chip.

Here's a look at the inside
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor, brown paint chip
ink:  Versafine vintage sepia, Distress inks gathered twigs, frayed burlap, stormy sky, salty ocean (Memento rich cocoa used on inside)
accessories:  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg & sm circles dies, white Permapaque marker, white Prismacolor pencil, craft sheet, mini mister


Robin Clendenning said...

That blue and brown look sooo good together!! I love the splatters, love the highlighted rocks! Everything is perfect!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - I love how you did the trees in the background and did targeted colors with the wrinkle free distress technique. I have got to try that. Beautiful card, Julie! Hugz

Karin said...

Your hiking card is just fantastic! I love how the splatters create a backdrop to the scene!

Shelia said...

Wow Julie, this is amazing! Your background is perfect for your hiker scene!

Sue said...

Incredible background Julie! Your highlighting is superb as well as your colors!
Sorry to hear about your foot - and house hunting. I'm supposed to be looking for a new car and just can't get motivated to do it.

Janett Ray said...

The background with the hiker is perfect. Love the colors.

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