Tuesday, 2 August 2016

By the Sea

 Morning.

If you read yesterday's blog post, it was a holiday for us so I had time to play and right now at Splitcoast Stampers there is a huge challenge going on for members so I was in.
 I made my card using stamps from Gina K and Distress inks.

This card began with a leftover piece of inked paper that I had made by dragging my paper through wet Distress ink...Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio (bottom of my card).  Just press your stamp pad onto your non-stick craft sheet, spray with a generous amount of water and drag your paper through the ink.  The colours blend and you are left with a beautiful background to create with.
So I stamped the image once onto a plain piece of paper, then again on the inked paper.  I pieced them together and glued.  At this point, the top was stamped but the sky was plain white so I took a wet paint brush and some more ink and painted in the sky.  
Stamped the birds then mounted the panel with pop dots and added the sentiment.




Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Crazy 4 Challenges- SOMEWHERE THAT BRINGS YOU PEACE AND JOY



Get Creative- LOTS OF BLUE

CAS Mix Up- STAMPING/ SPRAY/ WATERCOLOURING


Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Gina K/ inks- Distress, Memento/ paint brush/ non-stick craft mat/ mini mister

21 comments:

  1. So beautiful Karen! Everything, from the amazing colors to the beautiful bird silhouettes. Just stunning!

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  2. This is beautiful Karen. A lovely background and the stamps look perfect on it. Barbxx

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  3. So calming and beautiful Karen. TFS your seashore scene using your Gorgeous smooshed background and your detailed steps. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. A beautiful and peaceful scene you created.

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  5. So pretty. Love your smooshed background with the gorgeous mix of blues. Beautiful image ... the piecing of the two must have taken some serious scissors skills --- great job. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  6. Thank you also Karen for sharing your Gorgeous card at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  7. GORGEOUS and looks so textured, beautiful work
    Faith
    x

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  8. Oh, Karen, what a fabulous silhouette of the pier, and your colors are amazing! I love the seagulls that we always see off a pier. Such a gorgeous CAS card that you are a super-star for!! Hugs, precious friend!

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  9. I love the softness of your background and the distinct shapes of the gulls and the pier. The colours are perfect. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

    Jackie

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  10. Gorgeous card Karen! The silhouette stamping is lovely and the background you've created is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  11. Hi Karen, Amazing card. LOVE your sea and the silhouette stamps. Yummo

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  12. What a beautiful scene, Karen! Makes me feel like I've gone to the beach! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

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  13. such a pretty secene - love the Distress Ink Background - thanks for sharing your creation at Addicted to Stamps and More

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  14. Really beautiful work, love the whole card and that ''sea'' feeling :))
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at ATSM
    Hugs Zeljka

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  16. Gorgeous card! I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Bec

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  17. A big WOW, Karen. I love your card.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  18. Very pretty card Karen. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Card Makers this week. Judy DT

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