Friday, October 16, 2015

Black & White | Hello Gorgeous with Lydia Evans


Hello again, can you believe that it's the middle of October already? This year is flying by way too quick for my liking hehe.

This months theme being 'Black & White' I really wanted to create something simple and striking with the 'wow' factor.... and it hit me black watercolour! I really love the look of watercolour backgrounds and they can be so classy when done in black.....


I took a piece of watercolour card and created the ombre effect by using black watercolour on the top edge, then adding some water to my brush and brushing the colour out a little, then adding more water to my brush, brushing the colour out a little more, and repeating until I had the ombre look I was after. Here is a video on how I created the card... 

The video can also be viewed on Youtube here:

For the sentiment I have used In A Word: Hello Cutaway and the 'gorgeous' from The Big, The Bold and You heat embossed in white onto some black cardstock.


To embellish I cut the full rose and three of the stemmed leaves from In Bloom:Maggie's Roses Cutaways and attached them behind the 'hello' die-cut.

To finish I added a few clear sequins for a little sparkle.


I really hope you like my card and enjoyed the video, I would love to know what you thought. 

See you again soon. 

Hugs, Lydia x




  1. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for the tip on adding the delicate diecuts and sequins.

  2. Such a gorgeous card! Your ombre effect is fabulous and I love the die cut flower and leaves tucked behind the sentiment.

  3. What an incredibly fitting sentiment for this beautiful card!

  4. hello AWESOMENESS!!!

    GORGEOUS card and FABULOUS video Lydia - THANK YOU for sharing!!!
    LOVE the design and really appreciate LEARNING how you CREATED it and your TOP TIPS along the way :)

  5. Love the ombre with the black. So striking. Hugz


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