Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Flower Challenge- Blue and Yellow

Good Morning.

After the flurry of Christmas cards, it's time for some flowers and thoughts of the garden which is now buried under the snow.
 It's time for another challenge at 




This month our theme is blue and yellow.  
Sunny and bright are a good thing at this time of year.

I began by stamping the flower from Stampendous onto heavy white cardstock with black Memento ink then I sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set.  The embossed edges of the stamped image help resist the paint.  Next, I  painted it using diluted Brushos.  It is easy to get lovely colour variations with the Brushos just by varying the amount of water you use.  
For the background, I sponged my card front with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink then I stenciled using some drywall tape and the same colour.  It gives a faint pattern and interest to the background.
I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black with Memento black then fussy cut out the flower and pop dotted it over the bkg.
I added some black gems to the flower centers to add more interest.




Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will check out the challenge and come play along with us!

Supplies:  stamps- Stampendous, PB/ ink- Memento, Distress/ drywall tape/ sponge applicator/ black gems/ Brushos/ paint brush/ cl embossing powder

24 comments:

  1. Wow! This is gorgeous! A great color combination and I love those big flowers.

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  2. LOVE blue and yellow together!! I'll have to take part in the challenge.

    Your card is gorgeous - love the rich shades of blue in the flower and the subtle stencilling in the background.

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  3. Absolutely stunning. So eye catching and the most beautiful and vibrant card x

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  4. Love this so much, the colors are stunning!

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  5. Gorgeous Brushos watercoloring, Karen. We woke up this morning to 3" of snow, rare for the Southern Oregon Coast, which made your wonderful flower card seem even more beautiful. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  6. Beautiful card - your watercolouring is awesome and I love the colours! xxx

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  7. Hello Karen: Amazing use of the Brushos, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful.
    Love the lovely font of the sentiment and how it pops against that bright yellow stenciled background.
    Awesome job, teammate.
    Big hugs,
    Maria.

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  8. Beautiful blue hydrangea and with Brushos. You sure know how to control their colors, Karen.

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  9. Wonderful card! I love blue & yellow together.

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  10. WOW! Karen, this is gorgeous, and you know I LOVE this Stampendous stamp...it's one of my favorites and is stunning in blue and yellow! Fabulous card, sweet friend! Keep warm and cozy!! Hugs! xoxo

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  11. Ohhh my goodness Karen I love this card, this flower is absolutely stunning and the colour combination couldn't be better. Ohhh I have to have this flower.....I just finished watching the Lord of the Rings again for the third time -all nighter with my son and I always think of the little critter with the ring, my precious..... mine mine well thats how I feel right now lol I need that flower stamp.......mind you then I need to learn to use the brusho's like you do too. Lucky you know Im not made hey!!

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  12. Beautiful. What you did with the drywall tape is so, so cool, Karen!

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  13. This is beautiful, Karen! I love blue and yellow together. Hope to get a card done for this challenge this month!

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  14. Wow - this is absolutely stunning!

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  15. My gosh your color is just so vivid, what a stunning design.

    Hugs diane

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  16. Oh so gorgeous Karen. I love the yellow background.

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  17. Stunning card and a fabulous layout! The way the flower sits over the yellow stenciled background is perfect!

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  18. Such a gorgeous card Karen. Perfect combination with the yellow and blue. xx

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  19. LOVE blue and yellow and this is so very beautiful.
    Faith
    x

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  20. So bright and perky. Those flowers just jump right out at you!

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  21. What a beautiful and bold image - it really stands out and works wonderfully well with the Brushos (something I have feared to get into as I know I'd probably adore them!). It's a stunner! xx

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  22. Awesome card here Karen! just adore that stamp and your amazing colouring once again my friend. Think I NEED some Brusho's ;) hugs Viv xx

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  23. Beautiful card and love that flower....sorry your garden is under the snow, mine is suffering badly from our heat here in Aussie. Brusho's I love and still experimenting with.xx{aNNie}

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