Winnie & Walter Leading Lady, Take 2

Quick and easy watercolor cards by Carson Riutta, Winnie and Walter September Leading Lady Take 2, watercolor highlights

Hello again my crafty friends!  Another Saturday in September means another post of my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady creations.  I’m having so much fun using these products as they are geared 100% toward card makers.  The fact that all their sets have matching cut-aways (dies) and that those dies all come packaged on magnetic sheets, is such a selling point.  I love the larger size of the stamp sets, with so many images in one set, you can spend hours creating a vast variety of cards from just the one stamp and die combo.  Finally the quality of the stamps is superb.

This week I played with the In Bloom: Addie’s Garden stamp and die sets and paired them with my Distress Stains to get a very punchy watercolor look.  I’ve put together a tutorial for you all over on the Winnie & Walter blog, so head on over to see the full post!

Quick and easy watercolor cards by Carson Riutta, Winnie and Walter September Leading Lady Take 2

Before you go, don’t forget to leave a comment here to enter to win a $30 Winnie & Walter gift card.  For every comment you leave on a Saturday post, you will be entered to win!.  I will choose a random winner from all the comments on the last day of the month. For those of you who leave a comment on all four of my Saturday posts, you will receive an extra entry in the drawing. So head back to last week’s post and feel free to comment if you haven’t already.


Thank you so much for dropping in today.  I would love to know what your color preference is, do you like the warmer reds, oranges and pinks or are you a cool colors kind of gal, loving your blues, greens and purples.  Let me know in the comments!

Happy crafting!

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  1. TracyM #6773 - September 10, 2016

    I’ve just arrived from the W&W Blog and all I can say is – WOW – your flowers and leaves are STUNNING and your cards ELEGANT, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your Distress Stain watercolouring … I feel SO INSPIRED and NEED to try this NOW 🙂

  2. Melissa Friedrich - September 10, 2016

    Love the vibrancy of these beautiful watercolor cards!

  3. Denise Bryant - September 10, 2016

    Love the effect! The colors are gorgeous and your cards look beautiful! Love the pretty Addie’s Garden stamps you used… one of my favorite sets!

  4. Zehra - September 10, 2016

    Beautiful coloring, love the flowers

  5. Crimson Owl Creations - September 10, 2016

    I LOVE your gorgeous vivid graphic cards! They are so fresh and bright! Fun style!

  6. Debbie Peysen - September 10, 2016

    Awesome. I love your watercoloring technique. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Pai Meng - September 10, 2016

    great circle cards! love the graphic look!

  8. Rebecca Ednie - September 10, 2016

    Clever way to get a watercolour look!

  9. Linda S. in NE - September 10, 2016

    I can totally relate to how much “work” it can be to watercolor cards and images. Lots of supplies necessary. Maybe I need to be more organized and keep all supplies for this fun technique in one place in my craft room. You are very clever to do watercoloring with Distress Stains. Very vibrant.

  10. Sue D - September 10, 2016

    Wow–beautiful colors against the black and white background.

  11. MargR - September 10, 2016

    What a fabulous, stressless technique! The cards are gorgeous!

  12. Denise Fonda - September 10, 2016

    Carson, this is my kind of coloring. If I try to be neat, it just doesn’t happen. Thank Goodness for dies.

  13. Maryam's craft - September 10, 2016

    Wow your flower is amazing . I Love your tech. I should try it. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

  14. Daria Z. - September 10, 2016

    These cards are just beautiful! And what a great easy way to achieve the watercolor look. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Emily - September 10, 2016

    I love the cards! I really like how the colors pop.

  16. Dianne - September 11, 2016

    I love blues and greens, but I also like to add a bit of orange or coral, say, with turquoise. Beautiful, bright cards.

  17. Sandy Lane - September 11, 2016

    love your sloppy watercoloring sure turns out professional

  18. Liza - September 11, 2016

    Keep up the great work. Loving the black lines.

  19. raggiodiluce82 - September 11, 2016

    Wow! I love how you used watercolours!!! Beautiful project!!!

  20. Karen B. - September 11, 2016

    Love the bold look of your cards!

  21. mandalj - September 11, 2016

    Thanks for sharing how you did your watercolouring! Love the round cards!

  22. Kay Burkinshaw - September 12, 2016

    Fantastic inspiration, love these beautiful cards! I can never choose a favourite colour, love them all, but I love either a pink orange combo or turquoise and cobalt. Sorry to be greedy! Xx

  23. vicdd - September 12, 2016

    sooooooooooooo pretty

  24. Kerry P - September 13, 2016

    Beautiful cards!! Love the cool green, blue & purple shades

  25. Helen Gullett - September 15, 2016

    They are totaly gorgeous cards! Love your coloring technique! Thank you for sharing it 🙂

  26. cmayne - September 17, 2016

    Your cards are beautiful; the vibrancy of your flowers is certainly enhanced with the black/white of the woodgrain background! I’m ever so water-colour challenged (just can’t get it ‘right’…), so seeing your tutorial has given me ideas. The “sloppy” start, that transforms into incredibly pretty with die-cutting, sounds like a good approach for me. Thank you for the incentive…and the smiles!

  27. maria f. - September 17, 2016

    Love these too. The bright colors in contrast with the lovely B/W is always a winning combo.

  28. Keena - September 17, 2016

    Wow! I’m loving your watercolor technique and thanks for the tips because I’m that lazy too!

  29. Liz mca - September 18, 2016

    I love that Addie’s flower stamp set. Everything made with it is beautiful

  30. Kristi H. - September 20, 2016

    Loving the distress coloring; another bold win! No cup of water?! I will definitely be trying this technique. I love blues and greens, but my recipients often prefer reds and yellows. Thanks for sharing the walk-through.

  31. Miriam Prantner - September 21, 2016

    Love how bright and vibrant the coloring is on these florals!

  32. Maye M.L. - September 22, 2016

    Brilliant card designs and coloring. You make it seem so easy to play with watercoloring effects without worrying about shading and other technical steps. Love your round card shape, very inventive and it balances perfectly the style of these bloom stamps. Cheers!

  33. Renee Milner - September 25, 2016

    These are lovely, and I need to use my Distress Stains like you have. I don’t know why I haven’t thought to use them like this! Warmer autumn colors are definitely my favorite 🙂

  34. Jean Bullock - September 25, 2016

    Love the watercolor look you achieved here. Beautiful!

  35. Amy Cooley - September 25, 2016

    Great contrast with the black and bold colored flowers…beautiful!

  36. barb in kazoo - October 1, 2016

    Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing

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