Monday, September 2, 2019


Kristina Werner and Lydia Evans are both designers that I always follow and am always so inspired by them.  Recently both of them have done watercolor techniques that I wanted to give a try.  

My first card was inspired by this card from Kristina.  I had a similar stamp set (Leaf Canopy from Altenew) and stamped it in autumn colors with distress inks - crushed olive, rusty hinge and wild honey.  Then I watercolored and splattered them just as Kristina did.  Changed up her design a bit by adding the sentiment in the lower right corner. This technique is so easy and fast and gives wonderful results.

This card from Lydia was the inspiration for my second card.  I used the stamps from Billowing Blossoms and also one from the Hope set along with the same Altenew watercolors.  The doodling accents were a little difficult for me because I have a really hard time being random, but think I did ok.

The colors (even tho mine are a bit brighter) from the "Lydia" card fit Color Throwdown for this week so am entering it there.

Thanks for stopping by and always love to read your kind comments.


  1. Just saw these on IG & had to come get a better look! Lydia totally inspired me, but I can't doodle. Your card is gorgeous, Betty! I didn't see Kristina's card, but will now as your leaves are stunning!

  2. Fantastic takes on your inspiration pieces Betty. Love them both.

  3. Wow - two beauties, Betty! Just love the autumn leaves on card one and the stunning blooms on card two!!

  4. Beautiful water color cards... love the splash you added

  5. Two beautiful cards Betty. Those two are so inspiring and your cards are incredible.

  6. Gorgeous watercoloring, Betty! Love those dreamy flowers on the 2nd card so much :)


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