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Sunday, August 30, 2015

SAF 2015: Runway Challenge

My final post (for this evening, at least) is probably my favorite card that I've created over the last two days. I used my current favorite technique: watercolor. Dawn's couture gown was my favorite with that cascade of beautifully embroidered red flowers on that ethereal linen-colored tulle. So gorgeous.

I translated that image onto my card with the floral stamps from Garden Gild. I stamped with my distress inks, then moved the color around and added some shading with my wet paint brush. (If I did this one over again, I would probably use different watercolor card stock. I used my Fabriano card stock initially thinking that I would do some ink blending, but I think for this technique the Strathmore would do better.) I heat embossed the sentiment, also from Garden Gild, in white on a strip of vellum. A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some Glossy Accents on the Picked Raspberry flowers finished it off.

Well, that's it for me today! I'm hoping to get one or two more challenges done and linked up tomorrow, but you never know what the day will bring! I hope everyone had a fabulous time at SAF. The inspiration was incredible! A big thanks to my sweet hubby for wrangling the kiddos while my friend and I played all the live long day. :)

I will be back for sure with some big news on Tuesday!! ;)


  1. My favourite too! Stunning card.

    1. Thank you, Victoria! :) That inspiration photo was wonderful.

  2. Beautiful card and great take on the inspiration photo!