Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gotta LOVE the color Red

This post is all about my favorite color - RED!
 Plus, it is about one of my favorite flower stamp sets from Altenew Stamps.  I used a sketch from retro sketches.  This weeks challenge was to pick a sketch from their past sketches.  I also used Virginia's View challenge to use Clean and Simple and Simon Says Wednesday challenge to use a watercolor technique.  I started out with a piece of watercolor paper as it comes from the pad of paper.  I like to keep the binding edge on some of the papers as I cut each piece to the sizes I want to use.  I think it is such a fun accent.  
 I wanted to use the flower stamps in a very simple way, stamping them directly to my paper meaning I didn't need to cut them out.  I only used two of the steps in creating the flowers and I used a wonderful Distress Stamp pad in Festive Berries. I just love that these inks give the look of having colored the images with watercolor.  I did block off a portion of my paper and stamped around that then when I removed the mask piece, I drew thin black lines with a pen then stamped the sentiment in that blocked off area.  This sentiment set from Winnie and Walter is so neat because of all of the little words that come with the big words so you can create your own greeting.  
 Here is the retro sketch I picked.
 Here is the Virginia's View challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. An absolute beauty - love everything about it!

  2. Wow, love the flower stamp and colours too,such a great card Linda ;)Viv xx

  3. Well done, Linda! I love the contrast of colors!! Isn't this set awesome? I also love the binding edges as part of the design element. What a lovely effect! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Watercolor” Challenge (And Virginia's View,too)!

  4. Beautiful card, Linda! Your card caught my eye in Virginia' lineup and I just popped over to say hi. Love the Altenew flowers combined with the Winnie and Walter sentiment.

  5. LOVE these red flowers! So pretty. Thank you so much for playing along in our Use Watercolors Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  6. I love the bold red and black colour scheme - what a gorgeous card.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge.