Sunday, May 4, 2014

Great Impressions Guest Designer!

 Hello! I am so excited to share that I am the guest designer at the Great Impressions blog this month! They have a wide variety of fabulous stamps and I have had a wonderful time using some of them. My first post is to feature one of the past tutorials on the GI blog and use it on my cards. I chose to use the watercolor resist technique, which I just love. You can find the original tutorial here, (click!).

For my first card I used the lovely Flower Bouquet -J110 and stamped it in white embossing powder and then used watercolors to color my image. I purposefully went outside of the lines to give it a softer look. I also added a soft wash to the background. For my butterflies I stamped the Butterfly Frame -H226 focusing on just the butterfly and embossed it in white powder, watercolored it and fussy cut it out. My sentiment tag come from the super versatile set, Tags -G483. I actually cut my stamp apart so that each tag is a separate stamp and fussy cut it out. I heat embossed and watercolored it as well.

My second card uses the same technique of watercolor emboss resist but doing more of a background wash. I started by stamping the lovely Queen Ann Lace - E807 all over my kraft cardstock base in white embossing powder and then doing some vibrant colors for my wash. I love how the kraft paper deepens the bright colors and really makes the white pop. My sentiment is from Tags- G483. I hope you've enjoyed my cards today. I have lots more to share with you each Sunday this month! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Mynn xx said...

I'm SO excited to have you as our GDT this month, Leah! These cards are absolutely stunning and I LOVE the watercoloring on the kraft! Gorgeous! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

Cataleya said...

Dear Leah, I love this cards so much! Your watercoloring always so sweet, beautiful and elegant!!!
Congratulations with GD!
~Olga Kovalchuk

Katy said...

This is Gorgeous!! Both are gorgeous but I am in love with the first one. :) Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! Merry Christmas! :)