Thursday, March 20, 2014

On the Runway with Watercolor


I am back again today, playing along with the fabulous Runway Inspired Challenge.  What a great inspo pic, the colors, the mood...super fun!

The first card I did was all about watercolor, and I just thought I could one up it a I created two.

For the first card, I took Distress Markers in the primary colors I saw on the pic and scribbled a bit on my block.  I misted my watercolor paper first, and then picked up the color with my water brush, creating blobs of color.  I would then heat set it, and add more color, until I got the look I wanted.

I stamped a couple of words from Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords, as well as a few stars from the set in black ink and then adhered the watercolor panel to a black card base.  I also added gold glitter with the Wink of Stella pen to my letters and stars.

Now, that's all well and good, but I saw so much more in that picture that I wanted to translate onto my card, so I went in a different direction, still using Distress Markers.

I started by using Lawn Fawn's fun Penelope's Blossoms, and coloring my stamp with the marker, and lightly misting it with water.  I then stamped it onto watercolor paper, and created a little floral spray.

I selectivly stamped my sentiment and adhered strips of black cardstock to the panel with Tombow Mono, before popping it off of my card base.  I covered the card base with patterned paper from the Date Night 6x6 paper pad from Chickaniddy, and spritzed some white ink onto it as well.  Lastly, I went over the blue flowers a little bit more with water, until I liked the look and added some fabulous SC enamel dots.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you have a good one!


  1. them both Lindsay!
    Happy Friday!

  2. Oooh, Lindsay, I love them BOTH! The colors are fabulously vibrant, and I'm loving the watercolor techniques!

  3. Both cards are equally awesome Lindsay, but I'm loving the detail in the second one...fabulous watercolouring! Thanks for sharing with us on the Runway ;-)

  4. Love your delightful take on this challenge, Lindsay! The stamping on the floral card is awesome! I love those tiny ink splatter...(oh. so. sweet). Thanks so much for playing Runway Inspired Challenge!

  5. Gorgeous creations Lindsay!!! Love <3

  6. I love both of these, Lindsay! I'm always a fan of watercolor :) Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

  7. I love the blobs of watercolour behind those bold black text! Thanks for sharing with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge