Saturday, 23 May 2015

Blue Watercolour


Happy Saturday!

This morning, I am playing along with the challenge at Splitcoast as we are being inspired by the Michael's Colours Pinterest board. 
Here is the board I chose:


I wanted to play with my new Penny Black stamp called Trumpet Song again, but this time I wanted to try and give it a 2-step stamping look.
 Here is what I did.  I began by inking my flowers with markers.  I used Memento and Crayola markers as they both blend with water.  I coloured directly onto the stamp then sprayed with water and stamped.
Then, to get the look of a 2-step stamp, I wiped the stamp off and coloured just the centers of the flowers with a grey marker and stamped right over the wet flowers.  I love the way they turned out!
The grey gave some definition and added more interest to the flowers.
Last, I stamped the sentiment from Sprinkles and Smiles to finish off my card.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Sister Act Card- ANYTHING GOES

Simply Papercrafts- ANYTHING GOES

Simply Create Too- KEEP IT SIMPLE


To all my American friends...hope you enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Memento and Crayola markers/ mini mister

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Karen! I do love your watercolouring effect! hugs and happy weekend :)

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  2. Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous! I just love this image and how you've made the most beautiful cards with it...you are amazing! And what a lovely sentiment that fits perfectly for a beautifully balanced and stunning card! Sigh! Hugs, dear friend!

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  3. Oh wow! You are on a roll with gorgeous works of art. I adore this one as well.

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  4. Oooooo! Beautiful!!! Love the watercolored, inky blooms! Just gorgeous!

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  5. Wow a really amazing artwork , I love it!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  6. It's getting repetitive, but gorgeous is the adjective I came up with, too! Great idea of using both ink and crayon.

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  7. I liked the red one, Karen, but adding the gray really changed the look of the flowers - in a good way. You are just so full of techniques and beautiful card ideas.

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  8. Gorgeous, Karen and love the gray touches...definitely looks 2-step! Beautiful card! A must-CASE!

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  9. So pretty! Looks like a painting :)

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  10. So agree with Bobby! There is nothing you can't do! We really appreciate you joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  11. Gorgeous card. Love the pretty watercolor flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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  12. You are spot on with your faux two step stamping there. Your flowers looks so much like the ones in the inspiration photo. Gorgeous!

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