Friday, 24 January 2014

Garden Beauty


I can't believe it's Friday already, this week just flew by.  Today at Splitcoast, the challenge is to create a card just using ink with no embellishments.  Nothing more basic then a one layer card and my two favourite inks; Memento and Distress ink.  Sure wish I could grow blue flowers in my garden like this although from all I have read and heard, blue flowers are one of the most difficult thing to come by.  
I began my card by using a stencil and applying Distress ink to make a brick bkg.  This flower stamp from Rubbernecker is a two-part stamp so I stamped the centers and stems using black Memento ink first.  Then I inked up the flower centers with 2 colours of Distress inks and sprayed with water before stamping for a watercolour effect.  I just love the way the Distress inks blend together when you add water.  

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a peek.

Supplies;  stamps; Rubbernecker, Unity/ Distress ink/ Memento ink/ twine

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, I love blue flowers too. Have you tried hydrangea in acidic soil? Lots of blue ones growing almost wild on peaty soil around me :)

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  2. What a Beautiful card Karen!!! The way you used the blue color is so Gorgeous on that card! Love <3

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  3. WOWzer Karen I think this is stunning, it has such a wonderful true watercolor look, and the colors are fabulous ;) happy weekend!

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  4. gorgeous one-layer card - love anything blue and your card is just wonderful! it's going on my pinterest board!!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the subtle stenciling in the background. Please let me know which stencil that is!

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  6. Love all your cards with this beautiful watercolor effect. And the background stencil pattern is gorgeous too.

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  7. Oh, Karen, I always LOVE cards with this shade of blue! You do amazing cards, but blue is my fave colors! Hehe!! And I love this image too from Rubbernecker! Yes, I love how the distress inks blend so beautifully with just a bit of water! I love it, sweet friend, and hope you are keeping warm! Hugs!

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  8. This is gorgeous! I thought you had watercolored it for sure. I could stare at this card all day.

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  9. Another beautiful card, Karen! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

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