Saturday, September 6, 2014

ColourQ | Challenge #257

Good morning! Today I have a card for this week's ColourQ challenge. Here is the color scheme:

To create my card, I started out with a 4 x 5.5 inch panel of watercolor paper. I embossed a middle circle from Papertrey Ink's Scribbled Circles stamp set with white embossing powdered, then used my water brush to add Limeade Ice ink over the embossed image. 

The flower and leaves are from Papertrey Ink's Friendly Flowers stamp set, and the sentiment is from Altenew's Label Love stamp set. Label love is one of my new favorites... what an awesome set! I have been using it a lot, along with Painted Flowers set. 

My only regret with this card is I should have added some ink splatters in either Limeade Ice or Hawaiian shores... just to unify the look a bit more. But I'm happy with how the watercolor resist turned out. 

I added the diagonal stripes to the base cardstock before adhering the water colored panel, using Strawberry Slush and Night of Navy cardstock from Stampin' Up! and Aqua Mist patterned paper from Papertrey Ink.

I'll be back later today with a card for this week's RetroSketches challenge. Thanks for stopping by!


Jen said...

Pretty! I love the watercoloring behind the floral image. And I'll admit that Label Love is one of my new favorite stamp sets too. I have to stop myself from using it on every card! LOL! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Kristie said...

Great card design! I really like the diagonal stripes behind the main panel and the watercoloring too!

Kim Heggins said...

So so sweet! I love your beautiful flowers but your background with the diagonal strips of paper is simply genius! I love it. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

Becca Whitham said...

Echoing what others have said...LOVE the diagonal stripes in the background. Thanks for the inspiration.