Saturday, 1 April 2017

Words to Live By


Happy Saturday.

Today, I am playing with some new stamps; always lots of fun!
Here is what I came up with and you know I love my blues.

I began by placing a piece of watercolour paper into my Misti and inked up the center flower with Memento black ink and stamped.  I masked and stamped the next flowers on either side of the center one.  
I then masked all three flowers and stamped the white dots behind with Versamark and heat embossed them in white.  Leaving the masks in place, I also stamped the graffiti using my Misti.  I like the way it gave the card a bit more depth and interest.
After removing the masks from the flowers, I did a loose watercolouring on them using my Zig markers then finally stamped the sentiment from Penny Black using my Misti again.
I mounted the piece a bit offset over a white piece of heavy cardstock that I had die cut with a stitched edge.


Adding my card to these challenges:
Casology- TEXT 
  Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES 
 Time Out- INSPIRED BY WORDS
Try it on Tuesday- BOTANICALS

 Thanks so much for taking a look.

Supplies
 Stamps- Wild Hibiscus (Altenew), Happy Wishes (Penny Black),
Graffiti (Kaisercraft), Grunge (PTI)
Paper- Canson XL Watercolour 140lb, heavy white (local store)
Inks- Memento black, Versamark, Peacock Feathers Distress
Accesories and Tools- Misti, white eb powder, paintbrush, Zigs, applicator tool (TH, stitched die (Memory Box)

26 comments:

  1. Nicely done Karen, gorgeous shade of blue!

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  2. great combination of grunge and flowers, awesome card :)

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  3. So VERY lovely, love the sentiment large with the lovley colours and flowers.
    Faith
    x
    PS, Thanks for the lovely comments x

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  4. Hi Karen, I love your masking, loose watercolouring and layered stamping added so much dimension and interest to your main image. Beautiful sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  5. This is beautiful Karen and the background looks great. I love that sentiment too. x

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  6. Beautiful blues for this wonderful card - gorgeous flowers and a cool background! xxx

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  7. I love all the wonderful depth without the bulk, Karen! Love that layout too!

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  8. So pretty - I love your watercoloring. So glad to have found you through Try It On Tuesday's challenge.

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  9. Karen, this is gorgeous, and I love how you've masked the flowers and used the other sets to add "pizzazz!" love the color, as always...one of my favorite shades of blue! Hugs!

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  10. What gorgeous shades of blue and your techniques are wonderful.

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  11. Love all the blues, and the way you added the embossed white dots and bits of graffiti.

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  12. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at TioT's. The colours and flowers are lovely.
    Yvonne

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  13. Another beauty Karen. I love how you colour your flowers. Great sentiment.

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  14. WOW WOW WOW I love your card and all the blues, Karen. Absolutely stunning.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  15. A gorgeous card love the blues,
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril

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  16. Lovely colours and super stamping. A beautiful card Karen. Barbxx

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  17. Hey Karen!! I love the blue color, so soft!! You paired the flowers with a great sentiment. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

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  18. I am so in love with all your artwork Karen, this is another amazing example why!

    Thanks for playing at CASology this week!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous Karen, love the masking on this to bring in different layers that add beautiful interest to the card.

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  20. Luscious blues on this wonderful card. I love all the texture you created without adding layers - great use of multiple techniques. The sentiment goes beautifuly with the Time Out words for this challenge. Thanks so much for sharing wtih us at Time Out Challenges.

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  21. Another beauty, Karen. Love the different depths of colour. x

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  22. hello karen! this is the very pretty..luv those flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  23. I love the strength that the sentiment conveys. Gorgeous stamping!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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