Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Guest designing for Colour Throwdown and Ink It Up With Heidi Shafer -- Winter Flowers

As I shared last week, I have been invited
to guest design for Colour Throwdown for December and January!

Here's this week's CTD:


And today, I'm also joining up once again with
Heidi Shafer of Mapleberry Musings for Ink It Up.


Ink it Up is a challenge where, on the second and fourth Wednesday 
of each month, Heidi and I share cards that we've made with new stamp sets
that we haven't used yet.

I made my cards using my 


I used my coordinating dies and stamped directly on to my watercolour panel,
which I heat embossed in clear, using versafine ink.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I stamped my sentiment using Papertrey ink's Winter Village
and diecut my panel using Neat and Tangled's new Scallop dies.

I had so much fun playing with my new stamps, that I decided to make a second card.


This time, I stamped the images and my sentiment (from Mama Elephant's Season Greetings)
in versamark and heat embossed them in white. 
I coloured them in using PTI ink that I pressed onto my acrylic block and water
and a paintbrush.


Don't forget to hop over to Heidi's blog to see what
she created for this Ink It Up.

And make sure that you also visit Colour Throwdown
to see what the other DT members created with the colour challenge!

Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Really gorgeous, Leigh! This color combo is so bright and happy, and I just love a touch of pink at the holidays! Love your watercoloring on these! Beautiful designs!

Karen B. said...

Wow! What a beautiful way to embrace bright colors!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards, Leigh! I really love the little stitching detail in these fun poinsettias! Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas!

Diane Jaquay said...

The flowers are beautiful, Leigh, and I love the extra detail of the scalloped layer on the first card!

Bobby said...

Congrats on your guest designer assignment, Leigh. Those cards are wonderful. The first one is so vibrant and elegant.

Lisa said...

These are lovely Leigh!!

Annheidel said...

I love your first card! Those bright flowers really pop against the white.

Colleen Begley said...

I love all of these. So bright, cheery, and beautiful!

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! Your cards are stunning!! I LOVE how you used the colors of the challenge.

wienerhoneymooners said...

SMITTEN with this!!!

Broni said...

These are so very pretty, Leigh! I really love the look of the embossed Versafine images!!

TK said...

Two beautiful cards! Distinctly different yet equally stunning