Friday, 17 April 2015

April Showers

"April Showers bring May flowers."
Such a great time of year when nature emerges from it's sleep and all the green begins to appear again.
 then the colour of the flowers.  

Meet today's card.  I tried to depict the rainy showers in the background using a stencil and Bister.
I laid my stencil on my card front then sprinkles Bister over it.  Next, I sprayed with water lightly being sure to cover the whole stencil and removed it right away to help avoid the ink seeping under the stencil.  It left behind a lovely speckled, rainy feeling look.
When it was all dry, I stamped the flowers using Memento black ink and the sentiment.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- SHOWERS

Simon Says- CREATE YOUR OWN BKG

The Mixed Media- FLOWERS



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Magenta, Daisy Bucket/ Bisters/ stencil-The Crafter's Workshop/ Mememto bl/ Mini Mister

22 comments:

  1. Very pretty and creative card Karen! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘April Showers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  2. Another stunner! I love the cards you make so much, Jo x

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  3. Gorgeous Karen, love the blue and black together! hugs :)

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  4. Another great card, the Blister works so well with the stencil. Karen x

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  5. Hey Girl! Gorgeous silhouetted flowers! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

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  6. You always make such wonderful backgrounds, Karen, and I'm so glad you shared this one with us t the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  7. Oh so beautiful Karen. Wow. What a background. The silhouette stamp is perfect.

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  8. Another fabulous card. You have such clever ideas! xxx

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  9. Beautiful CAS card and I love your version of April showers with that background. Love the flowers too!

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  10. This is a very beautiful background! Really reminds me of a rainy day!

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  11. LOVE your card, especially the stamp! (if you didn't know - it's my design)

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  12. This is awesome!! Love how you've created the rain ... great technique with the bister and stencil. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS and Mixed Media Card Challenge. This is also perfect for HLS April CAS - Stenciling! xx

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  13. Rightio . . . that's something to try out with my Brusho paints then (which I believe are similar to Bister?!).

    LOVE this card Karen. x

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  14. The colours are so vibrant and the silhouette just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

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  15. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

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  16. Wow! This is gorgeous!!! So glad you played along with us at Sisterhood of Crafters! Hope to see you again soon! xx Sandi Lee

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  17. That soft speckled look is just WOW! Gorgeous card.

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  18. Gorgeous card, Karen! I love your stenciled background and how you stamped the silhouette of blooms...so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  19. Another stunning card and I love the bister background!

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