Sunday, February 11, 2018

Teal Butterfly

With a color challenge of "teal" by CASology and another challenge to use butterflies, I had to play along. 
 I did want to keep it slightly on the simple side so I created a soft background with some Distress Stains on watercolor paper. That sweet little sentiment is a stamp from Alternew.
 This gives a closer glimpse of the background and my soft vellum heart stamped with a fun Hero Arts stamp.  The little butterfly is from a stamp set by The Greeting Farm. 
 This side view shows a little bit of the layers, I love using foam tape for dimension.  
 Here is the CASology Butterfly challenge.
And the Addicted to CAS Teal challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Dreamy Pink and Gold

The softest pinks and amazing metallic golds make up this card. I thought it was a good representation of The Card Concept challenge.
 So often Red is associated with hearts and "love" but this pink is so perfect and soft. 
 The word "love" and the heart are both dies from Simon Says Stamp.  
 The mixed media background is created from a mix of stencils and Distress inks.  
 Here is The Card Concept inspiration photo.
This also fits the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
This also fits the Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

All the Golden LOVE

Valentine's Day has to be one of the easiest and most fun holidays to create cards for, who doesn't love hearts of any color? 
 My card is actually very simple and good thing is it goes along with a few online challenges. 
 My current love is to work with watercolor paper and watercolor techniques.  This background is just plain some simple shades of red Distress Stain.  That sweet little wreath is a stamp and matching die from Simon Says Stamp and that gorgeous gold word is also a die from Simon Says Stamp cut from gold metallic paper.  
 How about these colors, Color Throwdown.
It also fits the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Golden "love"

I found a few online challenges that I simply needed to play along with.
 The color combination came from the photo inspiration with Time Out Challenge.  I wanted black and white stripes so I created my own with a black watercolor pen and a Copic black pen.  Once I drew my lines with a ruler, I used a waterbrush to make the watercolor black ink run.  In the photo this ended up looking like it has a lavender cast but it is actually more black and white in real life making it go along with the photo.  The layout of the card went along with the Freshly Made sketch.
 I made sure my card was really on the simple side by adding black and gold glitter.  
 Here is the Time Out Challenge Photo
 Here is the Freshly Made sketch I used. 

This also fits the CASology challenge.
 This CAS on Friday challenge is to use markers or pens. 
And the Simon Says Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)