We are sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one lucky random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree and our favorite entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge!
Here’s what I came up with!
I just adore that beautiful Lily stamp! After seeing Karen’s gorgeous card a few weeks ago I knew I wanted to try watercoloring it! I started by stamping the lily and the sentiment from Fill-In Phrases onto watercolor paper with versafine and then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I smooshed Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord distress inks onto my craft mat and watercolored the lily. I started with a light wash of Victorian Velvet at the tip of the petal and Seedless Preserves at the center. Once it dried I added more Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord distress ink to create shadows.
Next I smooshed Black Soot distress ink onto my craft mat and then watered it down before doing a wash across the background of my card. I concentrated the color around the flower and the sentiment and then faded it out to the edges. I let it dry slightly until it was just slightly damp and then covered the lily with a mask. I flicked distress inks onto the background and then blotted it. I repeated the process two more times and waited longer each time before blotting for darker spots. Finally I flicked Dusty Concord distress ink onto the background and didn’t blot it at all. Once everything was dry I adhered it to a card base and added a sprinkling of purple ombre sequins!
And now it’s your turn! The challenge ends on May 28th and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more design inspiration throughout the month! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous week!
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