Herb Babies

The title of today's card for this Tuesday's color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches is a family joke.

My husband started growing hydroponic herbs in an AeroGarden.  He travels quite a bit so he is always asking one of us to care for his herbs while he is out of town.  We have nicknamed them his "herb babies"!  Sometimes I think they need more attention than the cats and dog!

Here are the colors for this week's challenge:

The card uses the Seasoned with Kindness hostess stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The images are all stamped in waterproof black ink on watercolor paper.  I stamped the pots first,  masked them off and then stamped the herbs.  Since this is a two-step set, I then stamped the inner green leaves on the left herb and the flower center on the right one to color them in.  For the pots, I used a Cajun Craze watercolor pencil and Aqua Painter.   This pencil comes in the limited-time watercolor pencil set that is available only in August (it may be available in future catalogs).

I ripped the edge of the watercolor paper and used washi tape in Blueberry Bushel to add just a touch of color.

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Stamps: Seasoned with Kindness - this is a hostess set and is only available with Stampin' Rewards
Inks: Blueberry Bushel, Mossy Meadow, Stazon
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Best Route Washi Tape, Watercolor Pencils - Assortment 2

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  1. Gorgeous card, Jeanne! I love your style - every week I look forward to your cards! Awesome use of the colors!

  2. Very eye pleasing design. Love your choice of images and sentiment. Perfectly CAS and beautifully executed. Hugs Bev x

  3. I love this, fabulous use of the colors.

  4. Very nice card. The ripped paper and blue washi tape finishes it off so nicely. I too have an aerogarden, which works great, but the herbs drink up the water so fast and they grow faster than I can use them (well, some of them)!