Friday, 20 March 2015

Triple Play


Morning.  Today, I am being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast called Triple Play.  
The challenge we were given was to try and include combinations of 3's.
My triple play is 3 techniques, 3 layers and stamped the flowers 3 times.  

My background was created in three steps.  First, I inked up my acrylic block with Distress ink (Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade), sprayed with water and pressed it onto my paper.  I then went back in with more of the same Distress inks and added some watercolouring to fill in the empty areas.  Then when that was all dry, I stencilled over a piece of drywall tape using white Colorbox pigment ink.

I inked my flowers with Stazon black ink which I find is the best kind of ink to use when stamping over a painted surface.  I inked the sentiment from Rubbernecker with the same ink and stamped it in the corner.
I mounted the piece on black cardstock for the border then tried it on a white card front but it didn't look right.  So, I took more of the orange and yellow Distress inks mentioned above and rubbed the edges of my white card front so it would blend in with the colour on the main panel.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Shopping Our Stash- I MADE THIS

Addicted to Stamps- ANYTHING GOES

Use Your Stuff- CREATE YOUR OWN BKG

Mixed Media- HINTS OF SPRING



 Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Rubbernecker, Unity/ Distress ink/ acrylic block/ Stazon ink/ drywall tape/ Colorbox ink



22 comments:

Deepti said...

This is so pretty , fab background :) thank you for sharing with MMCC !

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous! Such sunny colors! Absolutely love it! The stenciling is a great touch!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous! I love these colors - and wow!! A Triple Play and a fabulous one! I love your techniques and the amazing result! How perfect too with the card base to bring it all together!! I love it, my friend! Hugs...spring is coming!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning work that you did to create this card. I love the colors and the images as well.

VanessaB said...

gorgeous!!

joy said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Love the sentiment and the colors are gorgeous.

Marie-Louise said...

Super card Karen.

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love your background, it's a beautiful card. Karen x

Bonnie said...

I love the way the colors blended, Karen! I looks like the sun shining down on that garden!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely amazing Karen. Wow. Your background is just so cool!

Tanja said...

I love your background - thanks for sharing your beautiful card at ATSM this week

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its Amazing !

Anonymous said...

Loved all the techniques, thanks for sharing, I am so inspired!
Jan McD

SARN said...

WONDERFUL card. Such a lovely contrast with the black stamping against the golden background. xxx

Chana said...

Beautifully executed and wonderful color palette! Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Loll said...

Amazing mix of techniques and colours Karen. LOVE this card so much!! Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge! xx

cm said...

Your triple play card is absolutely gorgeous! Techniques, colours,images, layers...stunning! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Amanda said...

This looks awesome! The colors are fabulous and your background looks stunning! The stamps you chose are very pretty too - very striking with the black! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Use Your Stuff!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card.

Lori said...

Your background is gorgeous! Love the colors you used. Thanks for playing along with our create your own background challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
Lori - UYSDT

Wei said...

Stunning card! Your bakcground is amazing! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So you did three things of three for this card. That's impressive. The colors and marbled look to the background--so wonderful!