Saturday, August 6, 2016

A smear of color with Watercolor

It's no secret, my favorite inks to reach for are anything and everything Distress from Ranger.
 This might be one of the most simple ways to use the mini Distress Stamp pads to create a background.  I added a few different colors of the inks to an acrylic block, gave that a spritz of color and ran the block downward on a piece of watercolor paper.  The inks slightly run, creating a place to add other stamps and elements.     
 I then just stamped a leaf sprig on this pre-prepared background and added soft colors to that.  I used used a little bit of water and a little bit of added color with Copic markers. The leaf sprig is a stamp from Altenew and the sentiment is from a set of stamps by Simon Says Stamp.
 The layout for the card goes along with the Freshly Made sketch.
 Casology's challenge for this week is watercolor.
Plus this fits the Addicted to Stamps and More Photo Inspiration challenge.
This also fits the Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge of Emboss it.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hey Linda!! Super cute card. I love the colors that you choose to use!! Great watercoloring!!

  3. Such a fun inky background! Pretty card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  4. Oh I LOVE the effect Linda!
    Thanks for joining CASology this week!

  5. Love the background and the leaves looks so beautiful! Glad you could join us at ATSM. All the very best. Nandini, DT

  6. What a great way to use distress inks Linda and it provided a perfect background for your lovely design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Carol x

  7. Beautiful card! The leaves look gorgeous and are a great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.