Monday, 1 August 2016

Life's Treasures

We are enjoying a day off so today I am playing with some new releases from Penny Black to create a Friendship card with a vintage feel.

I began by creating the background.  I inked up my acrylic block with Distress inks, sprayed with water then pressed onto my cardstock.  I repeated this process until my paper was covered with ink.  I also went back in with a wet paintbrush to help blend and to add extra colour to some areas.

While that dried, I die-cut this new flower set called Shall We Dance in dark purple to match the bkg. colour.  I love scripts and PB has just come out with a new one called Script.  The font on this one is really gorgeous.  I stamped it along the left hand side to help anchor my purple flowers and to give the background a bit more depth and interest.
Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from the Treasured Sentiment set.  Please forgive my sloppy splatters....I just got in the zone and they went everywhere.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

CAS Mix Up- STAMPING/SPRAYS/ YOUR CHOICE (die cut)

Just Us Girls- LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS


Have a great week and thanks so much for dropping in.

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ ink- Distress, Memento/ die- PB/ acrylic paint/ paint brush/ acrylic block/ mini mister

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colours for your acrylic block background Karen. LOVE how they flow into each other. And such a beautiful new die from PB. I know they had a new release just recently, so need to go take a look. Who am I kidding ... buy some new stuff!! :) Gorgeous design, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  2. Love it Karen. Fabulous background and the script perfect. Great die cut and that sentiment is soooo good. Thanks for joining us again at Just Us Girls. You know I just LOVE your work.

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  3. What a gorgeous background! I did have to chuckle when you mentioned the spatters but love the way they look with your freestyle background! Neat splatters just wouldn't work quite as well! What a fun idea and I may have to try this!

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  4. That is absolutely gorgeous, Karen! What beautiful colours and inking!

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  5. I love your splatters, Karen! I think they add a fun look to this gorgeous card! What a gorgeous background! I LOVE the colors and the blending! Great use of that pretty script and I love those graceful purple flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  6. Beautiful card Karen, particularly love your background.

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  7. What a gorgeous card Karen. Unbelievable. Your background is stunning.

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  8. Beautiful card. I love the background. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. A gorgeous card. I love the colours and the splatters look great. Barbxx

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  10. Beautiful colors Karen! Although I am not surprised! Everything you do is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls for Wild Card Week.

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  11. Your card is beautiful. I love the background and your splatters are perfect.

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  12. Gorgeous mixed media background for your die cut flowers and wonderful sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  13. This is beautiful, Karen! I love the background, and the diecut flowers are the perfect adornment. Last month seemed to get away with me but I'm hoping to keep up with everyone from now on :)

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  14. Gorgeous card Karen! It's so elegant and pretty, I love the colours you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  15. BEAUTIFUL card! I never thought of inking and spraying the acrylic block! Your colors are beautiful. Penny Black is one of my favorites. I guess I will have to check her new things, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Karen, this is beautiful. I am in love with your background. Thanks, for sharing.

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  17. My favorite colors. Beautiful.

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  18. Great looking card--the background and script and die cut flower in such a beautiful color really work together.

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  19. I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your work. TFS.

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  20. Absolutely beautiful... and thanks for mentioning the new script background. I shall be on the lookout for that one. X

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  21. Wonderful card, so beautiful.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  22. Lovely background. Great colour stamps and dies.

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  23. You have used beautiful colours to blend your background, it almost looks watery. I always mean to do this style of card and but rarely do. Love the script and flowers too.

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