Thursday, 2 January 2014

Welcome 2014


New Year's Resolutions are everywhere.  I tend not to make resolutions but today at Splitcoast, the challenge is to make a crafting resolution for 2014.  I have been thinking about this one for awhile so my resolution is to use more of the dies that I have sitting in a box in my craft area.  I tend not to use them.  Guess I am either too rushed or too lazy to get them out.  
I started my card by stamping the bkg. then coloured my stamp with Memento markers and sprayed with water before stamping onto my card front to give a watercoloured look.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it into a tag using my new die from Die-namics with a pierced edge. 

Also adding this card to these challenges:

Did you make any crafting resolutions for the New Year?  I guess using what we already have is a good one although I did get gift certificates for Christmas.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Unity, BoBunny/ Memento markers and ink/ Die-namic tag die/ pop dots

15 comments:

  1. I love this watercolor look and have never perfected it! Maybe I need to resolve to do more of it. Happy New Year, Karen!

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  2. This is beautiful, Karen. I love the colours and the perfect watercolour effect.

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  3. Love the watercolor look on this card and such pretty colors!!! No resolutions made by me......other than to MAKE NO RESOLUTIONS. :)

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  4. Beautiful card Karen. Like Bonnie I've never perfected it either! My attempts at it have always ended in the bin!

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  5. WOW, Karen! This is gorgeous…and some of my favorite colors you use so beautifully! I love you resolution! I have actually reorganized my entire die collection into nice storage boxes, so now I can actually see and find them all! Hoping to do the same myself and use them more! I love the colors and the gorgeous layout with that beautiful pierced tag die! Hugs, precious friend…and Happy New Year!

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  6. A very beautiful card! I love the die cut sentiment and how it is popped up over the flowers!

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  7. So gorgeous - love the blues and that die is very nice for sentiments! Happy New Year, Karen!

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  8. Fabulous! Love the combination of the scratchy background and the watercolour flowers.

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  9. Gorgeous as always Karen, especially love the 'pop' of colour from the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us over at Little Red Wagon this week and a Happy New Year to you.

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  10. This is so serene and lovely.

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  11. VERY beautiful Karen!! I love the water color looking image in the pretty blue :)

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  12. Beautiful card, Karen! Like the bkgrd and water colored flowers. One of my fav techniques is to color my stamp, mist, then stamp. In my opinion, that is the easiest way to water color. :) I had to laugh when I read that in 2014 you will try to use your dies more. I don't make actual "resolutions" either but I do have mental lists of things I want to do and things I do that I want to do better. One of my thoughts just today (Thurs.) was to use my die cuts more. They say great minds think alike!?! :D Heehee! :)

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  13. I was browsing the various thumbnails on this challenge and yours jumped out and bit me! Blue is such a loving color, one of my favs! This card rocks it for me!

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  14. Karen, this turned out amazing!

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  15. This is gorgeous, Karen! I love your watercoloured flowers and the etched look in the background. You don't use your dies much? I can't imagine. ;) Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New!

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