Saturday, 26 January 2013

Blue Bliss

Welcome to the weekend!!  So happy I had time to make a card for the Inspiration challenge at Splitcoast today and for the challenge at Moxie Fab; to create you own background paper.  I was inspired by a card holder seen below.  Since I love playing with my Distress inks, this card was an easy one. 
I started by creating the small panel first.  It did start out to be bigger but I wasn't happy with the results so I cut it down to a smaller size.  I sponged on distress inks in blues being sure to overlap them in a circular design.  Using a water pen, I added water to blend it all together.  When it was dry, I added the sentiment from Penny Black called Friendship and Happiness.  Next, I had to think about how to mount my piece.  I grabbed the sponges I was using and just dragged them across my card front.  I added my main piece using pop dots and of course, some twine was the finishing touch.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

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Supplies:  stamps:  Penny Black Friendship and Happiness/ Distress inks/ sponge/ pop dots/ water pen/ twine

10 comments:

Ardyth said...

WOW! Love this! Great effect with the ink!

Bridget said...

What a stunning technique and a stunning result - beautiful, beautiful, Karen!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous use of Distress Inks!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty!

Louise said...

Absolutely lovely. Love the inspiration but even more your finished product.

Jenny said...

This is wonderful! I am enjoying peaking at all your lovely creations...following too!

Hugs,

Jenny

www.greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Karen, This is gorgeous! Great take on the inspiration piece.

Jackie said...

This is just fantastic Karen! Loving those soft blues colors!!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors!

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! :)