Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pinks and Reds

I wanted to play along with the CAS-ology Ombre challenge so I pulled out some of my Distress Stains. 
 I used watercolor paper and started adding various shades of reds and pinks.  When the larger portion of my coloring was dry, I used a dot stencil to add more subtle shades.  That amazing sentiment is from a stamp set by Tim Holtz.
 I used a flower from another set by Tim Holtz.  I embossed it with Platinum Silver and colored it the same with various Distress Stains.  I wanted the flower to perfectly match my ombre background.  

 Here is the CAS-ology challenge.
Here is the Paper Players challenge for a simple watercolor look.
And it fits the Simon Says Wednesday challenge for Clean and Simple and that is also where I purchased my stamps. LOVE their great selection of good supplies. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

10 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Wow! What an absolutely stunning card! I LOVE this sentiment. You did a fabulous job creating the ombre technique in shades of red and pink. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

That is a beautiful card! Loved the flower and colors!

Shannean Moncrieff said...

Stunning card! Love the colours and the layout! Very inspiring.

Virginia Lu said...

GREAT job on this artsy design, Linda! Love the gradient of colors! So vibrant and beautiful! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Clean and Simple” Challenge!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

Joanne James said...

This is a really eye-catching card - I love how you created your ombre and the use of the stencil is also pretty neat. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

OH Babs said...

This is my type of card watercolor, CAS and great color choice.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Wow! What an explosion of vibrancy and colour! Really effective technique and a stunning card! Love how that flower works so harmoniously with the background. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Linda. Love the background with the pretty flower.

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE these colors Linda, YOU are so AWESOME a cardmaker!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!!