Thursday, 16 April 2015

Burst of Colour

Morning.  It's been such a busy week I just haven't had time to stamp at all.  
The challenge at Splitcoast this am was to create a watercolour background so I just had to play along.  Here's what I did to created my card.

First, I inked the stamp from Local King (I think it is shattered glass) with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next, I sprinkled Bister (a paint medium) all over the embossing and sprayed with a generous amount of water.  Love the burst of colours that appeared.  
When that was all dry, I cut a curve then stamped the sentiment and mounted the painted piece with pop dots.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp- MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND

Shopping Our Stash- LOST and FOUND
(this shattered glass stamp that I found in a drawer)

Fab 'n' Funky- MASCULINE


Crafting From the Heart- ANYTHING GOES



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Local King, Hero Arts/ wh embossing powder/ Bister/ mini mister/ heat tool/ bl Memento ink/ curved die-SSS

39 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Karen, this is gorgeous!! I love that stamp and using it for a resist worked out brilliantly!! Just stunning! hugs :)

Susanne Vargas said...

That is one amazing background! Also love the wavy die cut space for the sentiment!

Dotty Jo x said...

Looks terrific! Jo x

Lee-Anne said...

Stunning, Karen! Love that image...works beautifully with your Bisters!

Julie Gillespie said...

Gorgeous design and colours!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Great background and I love how the sentiment is in the curved gap. Karen x

Anonymous said...

Awesome card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Karen. Love the stencil you found and the colors... I am in love with Bisters! Got to get me some. :)

bogleha52 said...

I love this look !! Tell me more about the stamp you used "shattered glass" and how can I find one ? Thanks for sharing this product called Blister, I have already bought all the colors and find them amazing to use.

Alison Barlow said...

This is stunning, Karen - I love those colours and the way the sentiment is placed. Thank you for joining in our Masculine challenge at Fab'n Funky.
Alison

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely awesome!

scrappyToo ~Veerle said...

Love the structure!

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

Karen, this is a beautiful and very creative card - I love the splash of color and texture! Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.

Hugz,
Linda

Evelyn S. said...

As far as I'm concerned, you have taken Bister to a whole new level! This is a fabulous card...I do love that shattered glass effect. I played with Bister a while back and then bought some Brusho, too. I need to take the time to play with both again.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Stunning! Love the overall effect of this - perfect for masculine cards!

Craftychris said...

Wow, this is awesome! Love the shattered glass stamp xxx

Karen Hasheck said...

Another gorgeous card I am totally pinning and casing! First I have to go shopping- thanks for the enabling my friend- another stamp company I just have to explore!

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Absolutely fantastic! Every creation of yours using Bister has exceeded every predecessor!! Keep it going and keep giving us more fabulous cards to see and enjoy!! :D

Chana said...

Fabulous technique and a stunning result! Thanks for playing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Loll said...

Wow ... this looks amazing Karen. Such a great stamp and I love how the bister really highlights the design. xx

cotnob said...

This is stunning, I love the shattered glass stamp.
Pauline
x

Judith said...

this is fabulous Karen - I love the shattered glass effect and the colours you chose hugs Judith x

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That paint must really be a lot of fun to work with. I really like it!

Carol Cel said...

wow -- a show stopper

Bobby said...

Amazing, stunning, FAB U LOUS! and any other positive adjectives I can think of, Karen.

Eileen said...

Karen.... I LOVE this card. I have a stencil called Shattered Glass and will give that a go ! .. Thank you for the kind comments you leave on my blog ..
Eileen xx

Gabi MeWi said...

WOW - I love your color burst.

Heather said...

A stunning card Karen, fabulous techniques to create the beautiful background and wonderful colours!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Chris D. said...

Wow! This is such a stunning card! Love the look of it! thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

TL Marzewski said...

Wow, what an awesome card, love your technique!

Ellie Knol said...

THAT is too beautiful! Got to give this a try with bistre...

Teresa Kline said...

hello Karen! amazing card, this is gorgeous! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Deepti said...

That shattered glass looks amazing :) jaw dropping pretty !

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, wow! I've seen this in my inbox and commented on SCS, but I just had to stop by here and tell you how much I love this card! I see I am not alone! This is one of the most beautiful cards, Karen! I love the image and how beautifully the color just fell into place with the Bisters! Amazing! Hugs!

Susangail Powell said...

WOW!!!! This is fantabulous!!! I keep going back to look at your card - it's just gorgeous!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my heck! This is so stunning! I love the shattered look and these colors... .it just works so well!

MA said...

Gorgeous! I just went to Local King and ordered this stamp along with Timberline. Thanks for sharing. What colors did you use? I have Bisters and Color Bursts.

Lea Brawn said...

Great card Karen. Love the stamp x

Daria said...

Beautiful!