Friday, 9 January 2015

New Day


Baby, It's Cold Outside!  
That's the theme of the challenge this a.m. over at Splitcoast that inspired my card.  
The challenge also asked us to make a background with Distress inks and salt so I was in!

I began making the background by rubbing Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress inks onto my non-stick craft sheet, sprayed with water and then dragged my paper through the wet ink.  I immediately sprinkled on some coarse Sea Salt over my paper and set it aside to dry.  The salt soaks up the ink and you are left with a beautiful, mottled background.  
When dry, I brushed off the salt then stamped the Etched Branches from Penny Black around the edges of the inked piece.  I then stamped the sentiment called ...this day to finish off my card.

Also adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- DATE

Happy Little Stampers- CAS WATERCOLOURING

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Simon Says- SOMETHING NEW
(new release stamp Etched Branches)

Shopping Our Stash- SOMEHTHING NEW
(new release stamp- Etched Branches)



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ salt/ Distress inks/ Memento ink

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful card with beautiful colors and a beautiful sentiment.

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  2. Really pretty Karen! Love it! Hazel x

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  3. Gorgeous card. It didn't make me think of cold though. It made me think of serenity and tranquility. Still awesome either way!

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  4. Love this card - very clever use of the stamp.

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  5. Gorgeous mix of colours for your background Karen. Definitely is a feel of a cold winter's day! :) Am loving this beautiful stamp from Penny Black and have it on my wish list :) Great challenge from SCS and hope to be able to play along this weekend. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! Loll xx

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  6. I knew about salt with watercolor but haven't tried it, Karen, Thanks for the inspiration. I love your background and since I have the PB stamp I will definitely be CASEing this card.

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  7. Great sky as background, beautiful colours and great quote!!

    Greetings, injoy the weekend!!
    Maria

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  8. LOVE this. Great colours, nice sentiment and fab branches. x

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  9. Beautiful Karen! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

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  10. A gorgeous card Karen, a beautifully creared background paper and fabulous stamped branches!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  11. What a stunning background you created. I just love it. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  12. Wow, what a gorgeous background to your lovely stamped sentiment and branches. Very cool effect...so dreamy! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  13. This is just beautiful! I love the colours you used. More techniques that I'll have to try myself!!!!

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  14. Another beautiful card, Karen. You are an expert at these backgrounds! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  15. Gorgeous background, Karen! I love the colors and how they blended together...I love how you stamped the branches and sentiment, too! Really beautiful card!

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  16. Such a beautiful card Karren....love that sentiment!! Glad you played with us again at Seize The Birthday!

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  17. Karen thanks once more for sharing the technique you used. Honestly I get many ideas from your cards and this method I will share with my group.

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  18. Beautiful inking and stamping like only you can Karen!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday!

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  19. This is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with the Something New Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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