Sunday, October 20, 2013

So much color

I was able to play along with a couple online challenges this week, both are a pretty interesting combination of COLORS!!!
 First off, the Freshly Made sketch.  My color combination is on the unusual side for a winter themed card but I thought it was pretty fun.
 I took a piece of watercolor paper from a little pad of paper I picked up at a Crafter's Warehouse.  The paper was spritzed with some water first and then swiped with four colors of Distress Stain.  The stains reacted with the water and ran for a neat look.  This was sprayed with a white spray and then dotted with some watered down white paint.  I finished it off with some stamped little mittens that are a stamp from Wplus9 Designs.
 Here is the Freshly Made sketch.
 Next off, a card using the Colour Q combination. 
 I used some fun Paper Source stamps, the flower and the leaves.  I stamped the flower twice.  The first one was colored with an orange spray of Stephanie Barnard spray by Clearsnap.  The second was sprayed with a pink spray.  I cut out the middle section of the second flower and added that over the first flower.  The spray made for a fast and easy was to color these flowers. 
 Here is the Colour Q combo.
We were at our pet store this week and they had just gotten in some crabs.  I just loved this guy sitting on top of a big rock.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

7 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!! I am loving those colors on that first one!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! I'm really loving those splashes of color in that first card!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Linda these creations are gorgeous. Your colouring techniques are so creative and the colours so fresh.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Amy O said...

What fun, colorful cards! I love the watercolor look on the first one. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So fun and colorful! Great takes on the inspiration pieces!

KayM said...

Both of your cards are amazing!! I totally love the first one with that watercolored background!! So fabulous!! Cute little crab too :)

Amy White said...

Both fab cards - great use of colour! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ!