Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Watercoloring with Reverse Confetti

I have been excited to share this for the last five days. I had a little bit more of "just for me" stamping and card making last week and I decided to pull out my distress markers and do some water coloring with the flowers from the latest release by Reverse Confetti. I love being inspired by my design team sistahs! After seeing a few recent projects by Amy Kolling and Sarah Gough, I  sat down to make this card. I also watched a video from the Lawn Fawn Youtube channel and loved the colors Nicole used. 

I started with some white embossing of the outline images of the Love Blooms stamp set onto Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper. Once that was dry, I set to water coloring. I don't have all the pretty colors (although after this project I decided I needed,wanted the mini ink pads, so I ordered those yesterday. 12 of them anyway. thanks to Amazon Prime, they'll arrive tomorrow!). I quickly scribbled my markers onto an acrylic block and used my aqua painter to pick up the color. I let the flowers dry and then water colored a background with similar colors-spun sugar, picked raspberry, and dusty concord, scattered straw. 

After all my water colored pieced were dry, I used the Love Blooms Confetti Cuts to die cut my flowers. I cut out my main image panel with the Tagged Tote die

I just love that rounded piece. I wanted some gold tones mixed in with the pretty pastels, so I stamped the sentiment in Fuse Green ink. It's such a unique shade and looks beautiful with the water colored flowers. I then scattered some gold sequins about, for some blingy accents! I added a strip of Gold Foil cardstock along the bottom to balance my panel and then used a skinny card base, 3.75 x 5.5 inches. I love how this came together. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday. I hope all my friends in the Northeast are starting to shovel their way out of that snow. I have to be honest, I don't care for snow all that much, but I am a bit jealous of it. I do like a good snowfall at least once during the winter. Stay warm, friends!



  1. This is lovely Lisa! Beautiful soft colors.

  2. This is gorgeous! Fuse green as "gold"? Perfect!

  3. Lisa, this is SO beautiful! LOVE the soft coloring on these gorgeous flowers!


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