Monday, January 26, 2015

It's "Heart" time

Using hearts and anything red makes me so happy so of course I want to create several cards for Valentines Day.
 I wanted to color a piece of watercolor paper and then use this piece to cut out a heart shape.  This helped me create a card to go along with the retro sketch for this week, not to mention the Just Us Girls challenge and the Simon Says "have a heart" challenge.  I colored the piece of paper with a few shades of Distress Stains and the left that to dry. That gray background was created using a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  
 I then cut out my heart shape.  The sketch gave me the opportunity to once again use my banner die set from My Favorite Things.  I love how these dies stack.  I added the word "love" that is a die from Lawn Fawn.  
 Here is the retro sketch.
 Here is the Just Us Girls challenge.
Here is the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.
Also the Time Out challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Great watercolouring and love the contrast with the grey background. Great to see you at Time Out

  2. Great watercolored paper. I want to try this! I love the shades of other colors that can be seen in your blend. Striking with the black diecut on top!
    Super card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  3. Bold, graphic and gorgeous! Love everything about this card!

  4. Linda this is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with usu at RetroSketches!

  5. Love your colors on the heart! Super cute card! Great take on the challenge, thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!!

  6. Love the striking color combo, Linda! Beautiful take on the challenges! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Have A Heart” Challenge!

  7. Such a lovely card! Great work! Thank you for joining us over at TO Challenge.

  8. What a gorgeous water colored heart! It really pops with that awesome grey background! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  9. Love the layered banners, so effective. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x