Sunday, 16 March 2014

Fun with Circles


Circles are a fun shape to play with and add colour to.  I saw this set from PTI called Scribble Circles and just knew I had to have it.  Aren't they fun!  
I started by stamping different sizes of the circles onto my cardstock using black Memento ink.  Then, using a sponge, I rubbed Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers over the circles freely and not worrying about staying inside the lines.  To give it a watercolour look, I took a water pen and added water to remove some of the ink and reveal lighter areas and to help blend the ink.  
I added the sentiment from Unity and doodled in the border to pull it all together.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps- #86 ANYTHING GOES
Virginia's View- WATERCOLOURING


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for coming by.

Supplies:  stamps-PTI, Unity/ Distress ink/ Memento black/ pearls/ Blackline pen/ sponge/ waterpen

19 comments:

  1. LOVELY watercoloring Karen! Your DOODLING on the edge really pulls the card together.

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  2. SOOOOOOOOOO pretty and love the doodled border :) Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you around again soon!!!

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  3. Wow! This is terrific.
    I love how your inking goes outside the lines, and how you offest your gems.
    Just perfect.
    Caroline xxx

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  4. Great card! Nice color combo and design. I liked these stamps a lot, too. Unfortunately, when I attempted ordering them, they were out of stock. Drats. Maybe next time. :)

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  5. Looove the different shades of blue - jut gorgeous!

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  6. I LOVE how the blue NOT staying inside the circle! So artistic and beautiful, Karen! Thanks SO much for linking to Virginia's View Challenge!

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  7. WOW brilliant - I love this colour combination in fact I love the whole card.
    Elaine

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  8. Oh my, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. What a beautiful shade of blue. Your work is very inspiring!
    Carla

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  9. Fabulous result, love that blue colour combo, great card!! :D x

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  10. So beautiful, Karen! I'm totally regretting not buying that stamp set. I guess it'll go into my cart this month. ;)

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  11. This is beautifully designed, Karen! LOVE the watercolour effect and your doodled border! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  12. Love the swirly circles and vibrant blues - your card just popped out of the gallery from Virginia's challenge! Love it!

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  13. Great card as always Karen, love the pretty watercoloured flowers, great colour too :) Viv xx

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  14. Love it! The scribble flowers and watercolour technique are fab! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  15. Fantastic card, Karen! Pinned it; I really want to give this layout a try myself. I like how you arranged the flowers to the bottom left and how you used distress inks to achieve the nice, subtle blending of colors. What a beauty :)

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  16. This is so so pretty - the colors are beautiful!!

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  17. LOVE this on eon the Virginia Challenge, captures my attention and is just gorgeous!!!!

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