Saturday, 7 March 2015

Floral Inspirations

Welcome to the weekend and meet today's card.
I am having fun playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast this am.  Today, we are being inspired by the Great Big Canvas site.  Here is the canvas that inspired my card:


My card was made using some wonderful new products from Penny Black.  I inked up the 
Gentle Whisper stamp by colouring it with Memento markers.  I coloured directly onto the stamp adding different shades of orange and reds; so easy to do.  I sprayed with water to help the colours blend, then stamped onto a piece of watercolour paper.  I repeated that process several times and then when dry, I went back in with a paint brush and some water and filled in a bit then splattered some of the colour on the background.  
After the piece was totally dry, I used the new die called Stitched Edges to cut the curve with my Cuttlebug and added the red piece of card stock behind that for interest.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the
Sprinkles and Smiles set.


I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- SPECIAL LADY

CAS on Sunday- GIRL POWER

Addicted to Stamps- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Craft Stamper- ANYTHING GOES

The Mixed Media Cards- HINTS OF SPRING

 


Thanks so much for coming by.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Memento markers/ Cuttlebug/ paint brush/ Mini mister/ Memento bl ink/ pearls

49 comments:

  1. Oh this is yummy, Karen! Gorgeous inking, and I love your overall design!

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  2. How gorgeous this is...beautiful colours, stunning flowers! I've never tried 'water-colouring' with my Memento inks, so adding this to my 'must try' technique list. Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
    ~c

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  3. Me again, Karen, in my official capacity.....you already now how much I love this beauty! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

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  4. your faux watercoloring looks fantastic - thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this week

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  5. A beautiful card Karen, I love your water-coloured flowers - might have to try this technique, your design is fabulous.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. Thanks for linking the products you've used. This card brought on a lot of happy when I saw it. Stunning!!!

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  7. Stunning!...and the card is tailored beautifully to feature the gorgeous color.

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  8. Wow! This is magnificent. I love the flowers you used on that card and the fabulous layout too!

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  9. Absolutely a happy little card! Just beautiful!!

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  10. The flowers are beautiful, Karen, and I love the way you cut the panel. It' adds so much to the design.

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  11. the watercolored flowers are stunning on this card, just beautiful!

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  12. Ohhhhh, Karen this is just stunning! I love the splattered background (of course!) and the panel looks wonderful with the curved diecut edge. Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper and The Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

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  13. Wow ... this is STUNNING! Love your watercoloured blooms ... such pretty colours. And love the layout and design. Amazing card, my friend! Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge. Loll xx

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  14. Oh, Karen!!! This is gorgeous, and the colors are fabulous! Wow! I totally love the mixed media technique you've used and the fabulous PB die! Absolutely stunning and elegant card, sweet friend! One of my favorites (haha...I say that a lot, don't I?!?!). Yes, I love all your cards, but some are extra special. Take care of yourself and enjoy the weekend!! Warm hugs!!

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  15. So beautiful, Karen! Love the pretty colors and the splatters. The die cut borders are lovely, too.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous card, Karen! I love your water color technique and your CAS design is stunning! Beautiful take on the canvas, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  17. Fantastic, I love this, great image and colours!! Super!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  18. Karen that is really fresh and just wonderful...

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  19. Absolutely GLORIOUS. Brilliant card from the inspiration photo xxx

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  20. This is so very pretty ! Thank you for sharing with MMCC

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  21. Gorgeous card, Karen! Your watercolouring is stunning and I like the layout too. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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  22. Beautiful watercoloring! Thanks for joining us at the Make It Take It Challenge.

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  23. Your watercolored cards are just blowing me away Karen!!!! I'm in love with your latest PB watercolored flowers...Wow! TFS my friend.

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  24. Stunning card Karen. I love your work and blog.

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  25. Gorgeous card! Love your amazing inking and layout, Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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  26. Oh my gosh! You took that inspiration photo and just ROCKED it. Gorgeous, fabulous, stunning card!!! Woot!

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  27. This is just stunning! Your sentiment goes so nicely with your image!

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  28. Beautiful, Karen!! I saw this in the side bar somewhere else and I knew it would be in my mail box. LOL So, I could get the details. I love how prominant those reds are on the water color paper. Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

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  29. Boy I think this is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful flowers, the looks so wispy and the red border makes the perfect accent :)

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  30. This is beautiful. I love your coloring.

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  31. This is stunning!! Love those water-coloured blooms. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  32. Great technique on the stamping of your florals Karen! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  33. After seeing Nancy's card, I just had to come take a look! This is gorgeous, Karen! Into my CASE file!

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  34. After seeing Nancy's card, I just had to come take a look! This is gorgeous, Karen! Into my CASE file!

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  35. What a amazing card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

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  36. Stunning card, beautiful crisp colours and layout. Thank you for joining us in the TIMI challenge this month, good luck. Nikki K. xx

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  37. Can't believe that stamp is called gentle whisper. I was going to say that I can almost sense the wind swaying those lovelies. And die cutting the panel with that shape was a fabulous idea. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month!

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  38. So pretty thank you for joining us at craft stamper magazines challenge blog

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  40. Thank you for joining us for the Take it Make Challenge, love your project ... simply stunning xoxo

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  41. Lovely, lovely card! So beautiful!
    Thank you for playing with us at Take It Make It Challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in April!

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  42. Congrats on your well-deserved win at Craft Stamper!

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  43. I love your card, Karen! It is more than worthy of the win at Craft Stamper! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

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  44. Stunning :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC

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  45. LOVE this. I like the contrast between the watercoloured image/splatters and the crisp white bottom divided by that gorgeous red die. xxx

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