Monday, 29 August 2016

All Natural


 Good Morning.

I have the pleasure of hosting the TLC (Technique Lovers) Challenge at Splitcoast this week.
The challenge is called 
  My challenge is all about using 'natural' elements to create a card.

I love being out in my garden and trying to bring my love of cardmaking and gardening together is always a favourite technique I like to play around with.

For my card, I used some geraniums from my garden, placed them onto a piece of watercolor paper and ran them through my Cuttlebug.  The flowers transferred their color onto my paper and I was left with a most beautiful impression.
Keeping my card super simple, I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black set called Treasured Sentiments with black Memento ink and mounted the piece on some pale purple cardstock.
I added some scored lines to the top and bottom to add some definition to the panel.  

I would love for you to give it a try.  You can press leaves, flowers, weeds; anything you can find outside and use it to press and transfer an impression onto your paper.
If you don't own a die-cutting machine, place a piece of paper over the natural piece and hit it with a hammer to transfer the image onto your paper.

Helpful hints:  if your impression is too wet, dry with your heat gun a bit and press again.
If your natural element won't press because it's too dry, give it a light spray of water to help transfer the color.



 Adding my card to these challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge:  YOUR FAV TECHNIQUE

Brown Sugar- BLACK, WHITE and a SPLASH OF COLOR

Simply Papercrafts- ANYTHING GOES



If you get a chance to try this out, I would love to see what you create so drop me a note and a link to your card!
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ Cuttlebug/ garden finds/ ink- Memento/ ScorPal

23 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea. Gorgeous card - so delicate.

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  2. Karen this is fantastic. What a brilliant idea and it looks totally stunning. Have to give this a try, just need to find a flower.....

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  3. This is so awesome and beautiful!

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  4. SO VERY beautiful, love the delicateness of this card.
    Faith
    x

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  5. Looks lovely - such a dainty, delicate image, Jo x

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  6. So soft and adorable.I love it.

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  7. WOW! GREAT! Fantastic! Thank you!
    Chistine
    https://stempel-wahn.blogspot.de/

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  8. This is absolutely stunning. I love the subtle beautiful colors.

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  9. Beautiful card...as usual! I've hammered flowers before, but never run through my Big Shot...fun idea!

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  10. What a great idea for an all natural look. Nothing but brick in my yard. I'd better now run that through the Big Shot.

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  11. WOW Karen such a beautiful card .... so subtle looks just like a water coloured image. You have inspired me to try this ... now what is there in my garden???
    tfs

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  12. I have done this technique and am in awe that you created this with geraniums! This is gorgeous, Karen! I usually get a wet blob of color but this definitely appears to be flowers! So beautifully done!

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  13. So natural and beautiful Karen. I thought you had stamped and watercolored a flower image...gosh, I guess that is sort of what you did. TFS...I sure hope I get a chance to play. Hugs, nancy

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  14. Fantastic, gorgious card, I love the way tou set the flowers on the card , just gorgious!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  15. A very pretty card. Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar and we look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT

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  16. Lovely card! Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge this week. Good luck!

    Simona, DT member

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  17. Wonderful card, so lovely.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  18. Such a lovely idea... and one I hope I remember to have a go at... before I forget.
    Thanks for sharing... X

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  19. Wow! I've never seen this before. This is amazing! Wow!!!!!
    Hugz

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  20. Oh my goodness--this is so gorgeous, Karen! I've heard of this technique, but never saw it used! Hoping something in my yard will work--can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at PBSC!

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  21. wow. It's really pretty. I first thought it was a stamp or a water colour ! really nice,Karen !

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  22. Oh my, Karen, this is so beautiful ... a stunner! What a fantastic technique, I never knew flowers could be pressed to make their colour transfer ... now I do it's something I must try out! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. Wow, stunning effect! The transfer is gorgeous.

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