Sunday, March 25, 2018

Take it Easy

When you use a flower stamp you can spend a whole lot of time coloring it beautiful but really just as beautiful is the simple style of coloring which almost isn't any coloring at all.
 In order to make use of the Color Throwdown color challenge I wanted to very simply use those colors.  I used an Altenew stamp pad to rub the one corner of my watercolor card to create a background.  
 When I had to amount of color that I wanted, I just stamped this spray of Altenew stamps using black ink.  I then embossed that with clear embossing powder.  The embossing powder makes the black a little more intense plus makes the black stand out.  The sentiment is also from Altenew. 
 Just for a fun accent I added a little bit of silver watercolor ink to some of the leaves in my image.  
 Here is the Color Throwdown challenge
 This card also fits the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Just Because

I just had to use the Color Throwdown color challenge so here is my resulting card. 
 My go to images are some flowers, what a better way to use these colors.  I used a new-to-me Altenew set, Adore You.  I just repeatedly stamped a few of the flower images and some leaves.  In order to get a layered look for the flowers and leaves I used some masking.  Once I had everything in place, I added color with Zig Clean Color markers on watercolor paper. 
 The colors are nice and intense and do work so nicely with the watercolor paper and a water brush.  I added a more intense color to the middle of each flower with Seedless Preserves Distress Stain, another ink that works so well for a watercolor look.  After I stamped the sentiment I added a light gray marker around the edges of all of the images.  
 All of this was finished off with some flicks of a white Distress Stain and white Nuvo Crystal Drops. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Shades of Pink

I let the color challenge at The Paper Players guide the card I want to share.
 I picked up a stencil by DecoArt so of course I had to use it, mixing it with a variety of pink inks from Distress Stamp Pads on watercolor paper.  After the inks were applied with a blending sponge, I gave them a spritz of water so the inks would slightly run.  
 I gave my stenciled image some extra accents with dots using Liquid Pearls.  To have my card match the CAS(e) this Sketch I added the die cut word from Mama Elephant, "hello" cut from silver glitter paper and other layers of pink cardstock.  
 Here is The Paper Players color challenge.

And here is the CAS(e) this sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Monday, March 12, 2018

Using Copics

Yes, a few more online challenges used, did I say I love them!!!!
 I really like the Freshly Made sketch for this week and had to sit for a minute to decide how to use it.  I decided to cut my main piece of watercolor paper and then work with both parts.   
I also used the CAS on Friday challenge to use Sequins and the Addicted to Stamps challenge to Make Your Mark, all using Altenew Stamps.

 I don't usually use Copic markers on Watercolor paper, the watercolor paper does not allow you to really blend the Copics but in this case it did work out just fine.  I stamped the leaves with black ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder and then colored all of them. The background was also colored with a black pen.  
Here is the Freshly Made sketch.
Here is the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.

Here is the CAS on Friday challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

All about Green

The Addicted to CAS challenge is LUCK or LUCKY and I really had to think about that until I remembered a set of sentiment stamps from Stampers Anonymous that fit.  
 To start off I created a background using a stencil and some Distress Inks.  
 The flower is from a stamp set from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous and by coloring it in greens I was able to also make this card fit the Sundays Stamp color challenge. The top part of the flower is coated with Glossy Accents for some added interest.  
 This is a close up of the result of the inks with the stencil.  
 Here is the Addicted to CAS challenge.
Here is the Sunday Stamps challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Bold - that is the challenge

I so love anything red but I don't always create in what I would call BOLD colors.
 But since the current Time Out challenge is BOLD, I knew I had to give it a try.  The background is a messy inky style with lots of Distress Stain.  
 The further my attempt at BOLD I cut out the leaf die from Memory Box and colored it with more Distress Ink in blues and used a blue card base.  To further the BOLD look on the card I colored the stamped sentiment piece with a strong yellow.  
 The butterfly stamp from Clearly Besotted finishes off my look and I added white dots to that.  
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)