Saturday, 12 January 2013

Blocked in Blue

 Welcome to the weekend.  I am playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast today.  I want to show you the pillow that inspired me:
Here is what I did to create my card.  I started by inking up my acrylic block with Distress inks, sprayed with water and then stamped the middle square. I masked that square then stamped around it using the same technique.
When it was dry, I added the hollyhocks and the sentiment embossed in white.
I am adding my card to the challenge at Moxie Fab...Make Your Own Background Paper and to the challenge at Addicted to CAS...Embossed.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black, ISC/ Distress inks/ acrylic block/ eb powder/ Memento black/ pearls


14 comments:

cheryl (clee') said...

Beautiful background - and I love your technique. I'll have to try it!

Louise (Mamilou) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen. I have been trying it. My results are not yet as beautiful as yours but I am getting there! Practice. Practice.

Ardyth said...

So gorgeous! Love the depth and the variety of colours you achieved!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karen. Love this design ... the masked blocks are so amazing with all the different shades of blue and purple. And your hollyhock silhouette stamp is so beautiful. Love the embossed white sentiment and small pearl accents. Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to CAS! Loll xx

Susie said...

Super gorgeous card. Very inspirational.

Rosie said...

This is very beautiful, Karen.

Patrice said...

These colours are lovely Karen, and those pretty little pearls finish your card off perfectly.

Thanks so much for joining the challenge fun at ATCAS this fortnight.

Sylv said...

Your background colours are fab the stamp really pops of the page against the background. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for joining us at Addicted to CAS with this beautiful card, such bold colours and so dynamic, thank you for playing along and good luck.

Marie

Karen Bourke said...

Whst a gorgeous card Karen. Beautiful shades of blue and purple which pop with the white embossed sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at A2CAS for this challenge.

Karen x

Heather T said...

This is so striking and pretty, Karen. The square detail in the background is very clever.

Kathyk said...

Just lovely and in such great colours too

Kathyk

Anonymous said...

Stunning, Karen ... the beautiful vibrant colour palette sets off the stamping and embossing perfectly! Anita :)

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)