Monday, May 5, 2014

That retro look

I am so madly in love with the Color Throwdown inspiration photo.  I actually want all of the gorgeous vintage dishes in the photo!!!
 I loved using these colors to create a card.  In order to mimic the photo, I wanted my swatches of color to be in a "stack".  I used some Tim Holtz watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and then used three colors of Distress Stain to lay down a little bit of color from each one.  I spritzed these with water so the colors would run a little bit. Once this was dry, I could move on with my card. I used a dot stencil and some black embossing paste and added little touches on the card.
 The little flowers, stamped in black, are from Printworks and so is the sentiment.  I thought that resembled the designs on those gorgeous dishes. I added that little doily that is a die cut from My Favorite Things to go along with the "kitchen" theme of the photo.
Here is the Color Throwdown challenge.
I just had to share a baseball photo.  He was so happy to get to play the catcher position but that helmet must have been too hot!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Linda, your card has inspired me so much! I will try to embrace the use of watercolor paper and color because your card is just beautiful!

  2. I love your card - love the watercolors! And look how big your grandson is getting!

  3. OH MY! This watercolor design is BEAUTIFUL! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the color combo! LOVE the little flowers with gem centers! LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! FAB all around:) YOU ROCK <3