Thursday, March 3, 2011

This week at Otter Blue

Ever since I took the Painted Petals class at Archivers I have had greeting cards on the brain.
Below are three of the cards I did in the technique class (I have already used one).
My darling husband took one look and proclaimed that I should be making cards for a living. While this is very sweet, I did not come up with the ideas or the designs for these cards. I simply created what I was told to create with minor variations to the watercolor painting. 

I was however, very inspired by the techniques as I mentioned in a previous post and have played with the techniques a little here and there. This next photo I posted before but thought it was worth posting again in this context. I used the same technique as the bottom photo above but with my own personal spin.

This is another card I created this week. I used the same stamp and technique as the top left photo above but made it more my style.

While at Archivers I bought a new 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey called Hello Luscious. The colors and papers are fabulous, bright, spring-like and so inspiring. I used the papers in the card above and the two acts below. The images are from TenTwoStudios

The last thing I want to share is another card I made called The Fortune Teller. I used the Painted Petals technique to create the hand, a 7 Gypsies tag and rub-ons, and various papers.

I hope you enjoyed my latest work and are inspired to try something new.


  1. Stunning artwork as usual, and I love the card with the green plant - very spring-like :)

  2. Beautiful work Marnie. Your husband has a point: you have unique cards and that is always something that people will buy. You have a painter's eye, which is rare. Keep up with wonderful work.

    Mary Wilkins

  3. your hubbie is right, these cards are gorgeous...really adore all of the work on your blog!

  4. Hi Marnie. You just left a message for me on face book, so I thought I would come over here and see what you have been up too. Wow, your cards are beautiful. Keep up the great work! Hugs, Francine