CTMH Message in a Bottle SOTM

Normally I have some sort of sentiment on the front of my card…but! Everyonce in a while I create something that actually “could” be framed and then I leave it blank. This card is a perfect example! Earlier in the month I combined Close To My Heart’s stamp of the month, Message in a Bottle, with their Hostess Reward set, Hydrangea Blooms. If you missed it, you can see it here. The SOTM is available only through end of April and you can buy it at retail, or when you spend $50 – it’s only $5. Are you a VIP member? Then it can be FREE! Let me know if you need more information…

I did use CTMH’s watercolor pencils to color my image. I went WAY too dark on the bottle and was so disappointed but then I decided to add just a touch of brown to it. I’m not sure why I picked that color but it ended up being perfect! Then, my paper was so wet for overworking it — I had used plain cardstock and not watercolor paper. When I set the image under a stack of heavy books to dry, it wrinkled a bit inside the bottle area. CTMH’s Lagoon cardstock was the perfect color for the base of my card. I love the end results but I doubt I could recreate this card exactly the same way.

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