Monday, 2 February 2015

Beautiful Blues

Well, it was just a matter of time before I had to get my blue Distress inks out and play with them again and here is what I came up with.  

This month at One-Layer Simplicity Challenge our theme is 
YOU BLEND

I blended with my blending tool, water and my markers.
I began by masking the edges of my card so I could stencil the background of my card using Salty Ocean Distress ink. It sort of reminds me of a trellis in the garden. I also splattered some water over to add some depth to the background.
 Next, I took my stamp from Rubbernecker and coloured on it with my Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  By spraying with water it blends the colours together and gives a wonderful watercoloured look.  I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant using black Memento ink.
As I removed the border masks, I got a blue mark on the white cardstock that I couldn't rub out.  My solution to my mistake was to sponge the edges with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks and again, I splattered with water.  I like the look of the border and how it turned out so my mistake was turned into a positive.  

Also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Little Red Wagon- WINTER/BLUES

 CASology- BIRTHDAY

CAS on Sunday- FLOWERS


Have a great week.  I am so behind with things after being sick so hope to see you soon.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Rubbernecker, Mama Elephant/ Distress ink/ blending tool/ Mini Mister/ stencil



21 comments:

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  2. This is amazing, Karen! Your blending and watercolor look is beautiful. I love the sponged border best! Funny how those inks can stray but it turns out to be a stunning effect!

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  3. Gorgeous design, love the vibrant blue and watercolouring. Shirleyxx

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  4. Wonderfully blended and cool xxx

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  5. I love this colors - adorable card.

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  6. What an awesome card. I love the watercolor blues of this card. You are so talented.

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  7. Good to see another blue card from you, Karen! You are so good with those hues!!

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  8. Oh, Karen, I ALWAYS love your blue cards!! Gorgeous, and it does look like a garden trellis - hope it makes spring come sooner! Hugs!

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  9. So happy to see you're back. I get so many ideas from your lovely cards. Hope you are caught up soon.

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  10. Love this card Karen. Beautiful colours .

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  11. Great border, background, spatters and exceptionally lovely flower, Karen! :)

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  12. hi Karen! this is stunning! gorgeous watercoloring...WOW! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*

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  13. Beautiful blues indeed! Such a perfect card. You do water well!

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  14. Wow, wow, wow! What beautiful blended blues! So exceptionally pretty, Karen! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  15. This is gorgeous, Karen! Love that graphic background you created for those beautiful flowers~! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  16. Stunning Karen! I love the technique you used to create the background and the Irises are so beautiful!!

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  17. WOW! Karen I am such a fan of your cards. This one is amazing! I just love your techniques and always enjoy your creativity with inks. Thanks for playing along with our Winter Blues challenge at Little Red Wagon.

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  18. Karen, this is amazing. I love how you took a "mistake" and made a masterpiece! I also appreciate the maze background's angles on such a soft, organic design. The contrast adds such lovely interest!

    Hope you're feeling LOADS better now.

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  19. Karen, I love your version of the trellis. Its a gorgeous card all around - great blending. :)

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