Thursday, 2 April 2015

Nature's Best


This morning I am being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast called 'ELEMENTS'...show Wind, Water, Earth or Fire on your card.  I tried to combine a few elements and show Earth and Water.

I began with a piece of watercolour paper and taped it to my board.  I use a cutting board I bought at the dollar store.  I find it helpful to tape my piece down when using water and paint.
Next, I sprinkled some Bister (http://ibrakeforstamps.com/bister.aspx ) onto my paper and sprayed with water.  I am getting addicted to using those paints.  I also sponged on some Distress ink to fill in the white areas.  
 When all was dry, I inked the leaves from Hero Arts with Stazon black ink and stamped.  I stamped a script from Penny Black along the edge to add some depth to the background and then last but not least, the sentiment.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- SPRING

Simon Says- BIRTHDAY

Simply Create Too- ANYTHING GOES

Crafting By Design- APRIL ANYTHING GOES

Chocolate Baroque- INSPIRATION


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Looking forward to a long weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts, Penny Black/ Bister / Mini Mister/ Distress ink- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers/ Stazon ink

18 comments:

  1. Another stunner! I'm planning another play with my Bister/Brushos this afternoon. Still haven't come up with anything worth sharing but I'm certainly having fun, Jo x

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  2. A beautiful card Karen, great background. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

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  3. I have looked everywhere online for Bisters. Where does one find them?

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  4. Stunning card. I also have been searching for bisters. Karen see what you have started.

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  5. I can see rain in there, and the satins of earth! Gorgeous!

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  6. Oh, I love this and it certainly does look like rain to me. Your work is so lovely and I can hardly wait until I am up and about later so I can resume playing with all these great water color ideas. I got my Bisters at I Brake for Stamps.

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  7. This one has a really neat speckled look to it. I'm really liking these Bisters and what you are doing with them. Fabulous card!

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  8. Beautiful card Karen. Love the results you are getting with bisters.

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  9. wow this is gorgeous.. i love it

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  10. Another cool Blister card! Love it! xxx

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  11. Such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for linking up at CASology this week.

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  12. Beautiful design and background Karen, I love the effect of the Bisters crystals. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate Baroque's challenge, Shirleyxx

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  13. What a beautiful card Karen, love the background, I have never heard of Bister, will have to check it out!!

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  14. Stunning work of art, it's so beautiful!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  15. I am enjoying your Bister creations, Karen, and seeing what you add to them to complete your cards. Love them all!!

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  16. Beauitufl background on both of your entries this week Karen! Thank you for joining us at CASology this week!

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  17. Fabulous card Karen, the soft blues are just so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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