Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A quick post

My second card of the week........this will be a short and quick post as my laptop is refusing to cooperate!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Even though I'm a watercoloring newbie, I couldn't resist playing along with the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blop Hop.
The inspiration cards are absolutely stunning, I can't wait to try out the techniques and new tools (if I can find a way to fund those!).
It took me 3 attempts to get the look I liked. After stamping and clear heat embossing my Hero Arts Flower Cling Stamp (I don't remember the name of the stamp) on watercolor paper,  I randomly colored my image with Gelatos. The colors I used were - Banana, watermelon, raspberry and metallic grape. I spritzed the colored image with water and let the colors run into each other, I also ran over it with my finger to blend the colors further, the end result was some beautiful hues of pink and purple.
The colors remind me of the beautiful sunsets I would see from my grandma's house while growing up...linking the card to Less is More Week 227 Color Challenge - Sunsets.

The card's layout is inspired by this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch - #126

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bokeh it is!

This card is completely inspired by this week's Runway Inspired Challenge to the very last detail -

The grey coat, the houndstooth scarf, the patterns and colors on the dress and even the buttons on the coat!
I tried the bokeh technique for the first time and love the result. Instead of putting color on wet watercolor paper I simply sprayed my water color paper with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays and then let the colors run into each other by spritzing some water. The colors I used were - Delphinium Turquoise, Sweet Violet Purple Teal,  Hottie Potottie Hot Pink.
My card is based on this sketch
from As you see it Challenge #089
Also playing along with:
Simply Create Too - Challenge Blog - Challenge #86 - Keep it Simple
Loves RubberStamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #154 Anything Goes