I just adore this look from Banana Republic...so ladylike, but in an update way!  Her accessories just rock - I totally want those shades and bag.  And the coordinating shoes!

I was mostly inspired by the color palette and florals, so I reached for the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew's latest release.   

I stamped the images using inks from our purple and blue color families.  Then, I cut them out and mounted them to a piece of Arches hot pressed watercolor paper that I painted with some quick swipes of color.  The sentiment was a mix from two sets - the "hello" from Bejeweled, and the "beautiful" from Beautiful Lady (both Altenew).

I used Desert Night ink for the outline and sentiment - I think this might be my new favorite sentiment ink, for when I want something different than black. It's nice and dark, and stamps so crisply.

Here are the other girls that are posting today:

Tasnim Ahmed - Cards & Bookmarks
We hope you can play along!



source:  vogue.com

Wow, just check out that gorgeous dress from Marchesa!  The colors, the lacy details, and those amazing shoes - this look is just incredible!

For my Runway Inspired Challenge card, I knew I wanted to incorporate the colors, a floral element, and texture.  I then remembered this old textured cardstock that I haven't used in at least a year, so I was happy to break that out :)

My sentiment is from this amazing stamp set which was created by Hero Arts in collaboration with Jennifer McGuire.  Jennifer recently launched an incredible challenge aimed at spreading kindness through handmade cards, gifts, notes, treats, etc.  You can find more info at sharehandmadekindness.com.

Please visit these gals from the DT to see what they created, and then head over to the Runway Inspired Challenge blog to play along! :)

Heather - Houses Built of Cards
Gayatri - Handmade by G3
Tasnim Ahmed - Cards & Bookmarks


Feature at Simon Says Stamp!

Hey friends!  I just wanted to let you know that I have a card and tag featured today over at the Simon Says Stamp blog. I'd love it if you popped by over there to check it out!



Happy Tuesday, friends!  I think you are going to love this week's inspiration for the Runway Inspired Challenge:

I picked this one because I love her skirt - the colors remind me of sand art!  I decided to play around with the translucency of the new Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, and here's what I came up with:

The balloons (from Birthday Greetings) were stamped in various colors of ink, and then I finished the card with our new "Happy" die cut, and a sentiment from Halftone Happy.

I hope you like it!  Please visit my DT friends to see what they created, then head over to the Runway Inspired Challenge to play along!

Heather Hoffman
Mayuri - Candles in the Garden
Lindsay - Note to Self
Aga - Just Made From Paper
Gayatri - Handmade by G3


OCC Winner

The winner of a spot in the current Watercolor for Card Makers 2 class (as chosen by random.org) is...

My fave watercoloring medium is watercoloring using distress inks ..Never get tried with it ..I am most excited to try watercoloring using Gansai tambi watercolors as I have yet to try it :)...Thank you so much for a chance to win ..Really hoping I get lucky this time :)

Congrats, Hussena!  I just sent you an email :)


OCC Giveaway

Hello strangers!

I wanted to let you know that I am teaching a class with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner through Online Card Classes.  We started yesterday, and so far it is amazing and the students are really enjoying the content!   You can join anytime, and you will have lifetime access to the class.

“Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Jennifer Rzasa—plus special guest artists—on an exploration of new and inspiring ways to watercolor… no matter what medium you have on hand. Whether you’re new to watercolors or have taken our previous Watercolor for Card Makers course, this mini class is a can’t-miss for technique lovers! From traditional paints to markers to pencils and crayons, you’ll learn tips for using each medium with beautiful results. Plus, we’ll inspire you to transform your watercolors into gorgeous cards!”

We are playing around with traditional watercolors (tube and pan), Distress Inks, watercolor pencils, watercolor markers, peerless watercolor, and more! To win a spot, please leave a comment answering the following question:

What is your favorite watercolor medium?  If you have not used any watercolor mediums, which are you most excited to try?

Please leave your comment by tomorrow, September 23rd, by noon (ET)!



Super short post today, folks!  It's nearly midnight and I just realized I never wrote anything on my draft of this post!  Whoops :)

Here's the latest Runway Inspired Challenge:

source:  style.com

And here's my card:

If I remember, I'll update this post sometime tomorrow with more details!  

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