Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Blue Skies- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.

It's time for another card for 

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/




You still have time to play along so come and check out the amazing cards and join us.

For my card, I began placing the flower stamp by Unity into my Misti, inked it up with Adirondack Currant ink and stamped.  I clear heat embossed the flowers then inked my background with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks.  For some reason, the embossed flowers ended up having a bit of a halo around them which I loved.
To add interest to my background, I laid a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop over my inked background and randomly sponged with water.  The water lifts the Distress inks which are 
water-based.  I also randomly stamped the text from Hero Arts over the background with Faded Jeans Distress ink.  
I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment by Studio G then finally splattered with water and white acrylic paint.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- FOR A SPECIAL LADY/GIRL

 Crafty Cardmakers- FOR A SPECIAL WOMAN

CASology- FOLIAGE


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-Unity, HA, Studio G/ ink- Adirondack, Distress, Versamark/ wh acrylic paint/ stencil- TCW/ sponging tool/ white eb powder

22 comments:

Barb said...

A beautiful card Karen. The background has a lovely misty look to it and I like the text you've stamped on it. Barbxx

Pat said...

The heat embossed silhouette flowers look fabulous over the very interesting and pretty background you have made Karen, and I love that colour of blue, and the white sentiment finishes it perfectly. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful. I love the background for your pretty flowers!

Bobby said...

You always make your cards with great backgrounds, Karen. This one looks great with the silhouetted flowers.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That sponged water stenciling makes for a great watery background. Great card.

Nancy Stislow said...

I'm addicted to this style of yours! This turned out beautiful, Karen! You always add such interest to your fabulous backgrounds!

June Fletcher said...

A really lovely card Karen

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

June/DT

Bonnie said...

I love all the depth in that background, Karen! I like the halo around the flowers too!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful layered background for your die cut wild flowers. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Karren said...

This is beautiful, Karen! You have such a talent for layering up backgrounds - just gorgeous!

Lisa Lara said...

Man you make such gorgeous cards Karen. I just love love love all your stamping.

papierelle said...

So beautiful, the colors give a great contrast.

Dortesjs said...

Wonderful colour and design great card

Aileen Ryan said...

Another beautiful creation Karen, love the layers in your stamping. As always perfect

Viv said...

Another beauty here Karen, great stamping and use of colour too ;) hugs Viv xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous design Karen. Love all the layers of goodness! xx

Jacquie Southas said...

SO many beautiful layers on this card, Karen! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Love all the texture in the background Karen, and I too LOVE that halo around those currant coloured silhouettes! Very artsy! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Hannelie said...

Oh my this is so beautiful Karen!
Thanks for joining us at CASology!

crafty said...

Love the silhouette flowers. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Mary

Sally Dodger said...

A beautiful card and I love the depth you have created with the stamps and stencils. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE ALL your cards, they are always so very lovely.
Faith
x