Saturday, 27 April 2013

Garden Bliss


Welcome to the weekend!  I am still trying to get back on my feet and be functional so I can play along with some of the great challenges out there.  Today, I am playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast and here is what I came up with.  I am also adding this to the Moxie Fab challenge; The Wonders of Watercolours and the CAS-ual Fridays challenge; birthday bash.

Since I love to play with my markers and inks, watercolour stamping is so up my alley.  I love the colour variations you can achieve so simply. So I started by creating the background using a stamp from WPlus9.  I put Distress inks onto a non-stick pad then sprayed with water and used that as my ink pad.  For the hollyhocks, I coloured them using my Memento markers then sprayed with water before stamping.  The sentiment is from Penny Black.  
Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.  

Supplies:  stamp; ISC, Penny Black, WPlus9/ Memento markers/ Distress inks/ pearls/ ribbon/ pop dots

17 comments:

Lin said...

Blue hollyhocks! Swoon! As always, a beautiful card, Karen!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

SO pretty! Love the water colour look and the dots behind.

Brandi said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love this ... Blues so lovely!

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card, so beautifully stamped! Hugs, Lisa x

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karen. You do amazing things with watercolors!! This is so beautiful and so creative. Love it! Loll xx

JanR said...

So lovely!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.
luv
debby

Deb said...

Gorgeous!!! I love that watercolor effect! Simply stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

shirley-bee said...

This is so dreamy! I love the looseness of form that you get with misting markers/distress inks.

maria f. said...

Gorgeous work of art, Karen.

Barb King said...

I love the effect you got with this, beautiful!

Barb Murphy said...

stunning! I'm so happy I stopped by today :)

Virginia L. said...

Wow, you have used the water-coloring to its perfection! Love it, Karen!

Carla said...

Oh wow, this card is beautiful, what gorgeous colours. You have inspired me to have a go at using watercolours. What a gorgeous card!
Carla

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Deepti Stephens said...

Oh wow! This is really amazing and all your cards are wonderful.. :)