Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Do I Love These Flowers!

I purchased this set of flower and leaf dies from Ellen Hutson and oh how I love them.  
 I know I could use them in a whole lot of ways and so here is one way.  I started out making a very simple background with Distress Stains.  I wanted green to be my main color for the background and I wanted the watercolor effect to be minimal.  That amazing sentiment is from a new set by Tim Holtz.  The font is so fun. 
 I cut out the two sizes of flowers and the two leaves from watercolor paper and then added various colors with Distress Stains.  I then coated the leaves with gold Distress Stain and some gold paint.  I love how easy it is to created a neat color combo with the dabber top of the stains.  
And the Addicted to Stamps challenge by using the Photo Inspiration.  I love all of the whites with the splash of pink in the middle.  I thought my card slightly fit with that with the simple background and the pink flowers. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

15 comments:

Valerie Andrieux said...

Beautiful card ! You did a great job with the distress paint !

Julie B said...

Love the sentiment and those scribbled flower dies. Your w/c background is gorgeous.
So pleased you linked up at ATSM this week. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!

Sue said...

Beautiful card! I really like how you used the distress stains. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Joanne James said...

Great card - love those dies and your watercoloured background is super. Thanks for joining in with my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Tanja said...

love the background and your watercolored flowers - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

Jane Wetzel said...

love the flowers too! can i put the dies thru my cuddlebug and are they hard to punch out?

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous! I love those beautiful die cut flowers and your grungy background. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players, Linda!

Deepti said...

This is beautiful :)

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Lovely!! Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

Jennipher said...

Wow! What a fun background. Great card!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love the sentiment, which stampset is that?

Wei Wei said...

Lovely and cheerful card! Love your awesome watercolor effect background and those die-cut flowers! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

cm said...

What a pretty innovative take on the inspiration photo! Your flowers...gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Shelly said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!