Friday, July 22, 2011

One color and One sketch - more challenges

I just had to find time to play with this Colour Q combo challenge for this week.

 This is what I came up with! I recently won some wonderful stamps by Layers of Color and so it was so fun to pull out some of them for my card. 
 I had wanted to use this stamping and coloring technique again, color resist.  I stamped the butterfly with white ink and embossed with white embossing powder on white cardstock.  Next I took four watercolor crayons and quickly colored portions of my butterfly.  I really just scribbled the colors on and then used my watercolor brush to get the colors wet.  When I had it looking like I wanted, I set it aside to dry and then used a cloth over the butterfly exposing the white lines. 
 Notice my punched corners.  I used a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch with the plates in it to punch the corners. 
 Next, since I so love My Favorite Things stamps, I wanted to use their sketch this week. 
 I just got this little Pure Innocence girl stamp in the mail so I wanted to give her a try and she is so fitting for summer with that cute pinwheel.  Gotta love these new Echo Park papers, the pinks are so sweet and girly. 
 Since she is holding a pinwheel, I thought a fun accent would be a larger pinwheel.  These are soooo simple.  I just cut a 1 1/2" square from the patterned paper and made a cut into each corner.  Then I folded in four of the corners.  I really like to use 2 sided papers for these. 
 I paper pieced her pants with some of the patterned paper. 
And for a couple photo...
 We recently took a road trip and since I love lighthouses, we try to stop at any that we might be near. This one is just outside of Mendocino, CA. 
Here is another photo of the lighthouse.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations and Bazzill
Patterned paper – BoBunny
Butterfly and Sentiment stamps – Layers of Color
4-in-1 punch - Kreaxions
White stamp pad – Joann Craft store
White embossing powder – Stampendous
Water color crayons
Twine – Karen Foster
Foam tape – 3M
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Ink Essentials Enamel Accents


Materials list:
Cardstock – Bazzill
Patterned paper – Country Drive collection/Echo Park Paper
Stamp set – My Favorite Things
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder - Stampendous
Border punch - Recollections
Copic Markers
Pearl brad – American Crafts
Fiskars corner rounder punch
Ranger Glossy Accents


  1. Cute cards and I absolutely adore lighthouses!

  2. the cards are adorable really like the second one~super cute!!!

  3. Adorable cards, Linda! Even though they are so different I love them both! And thanks for sharing the photos of the lighthouse!!! :)

  4. Loveeeeee that butterfly on the first one and loving the pinwheel on the second one!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. What a spectacular butterfly!! Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week.

  6. Love the papers and the image is adorable! every time u do a road trip with pics I am wishing I lived close enough to do the same one! :) tfs- cuz I love the pics!

  7. Your work never ceases to and photography!

  8. Hi Linda! Your ColourQ card is beautiful, love that butterfly!Thanks for the pictures of your travel, what a beautiful lighthouse. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

  9. Beautiful card! That butterfly is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us this week at ColourQ. :)

  10. hi linda. I e-mailed you today after you commented on my art blog, but I'm not sure I have your correct email addy. :)

  11. Wow, your Silk Moth card, is magnificent! The summer card is so sweet. Love the colors on both!

    Oh, so nice to see the lighthouse near Mendocino. I have such happy memories visiting there, too. Thanks!

  12. Your cards are just FABULOUS!!! The butterfly is amazing and I LOVE the second card - pure innocence - so SUPER SWEET!!!