Monday, 20 April 2015

Happiness Blooms

Meet today's card.  I am playing along with the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoast this am.  
The theme today is 'April Showers'. 
It is pouring rain here today so good time to make a card.

I just recently picked up a set of watercolour crayons and have been playing with them.  I first wet the flowers with water then coloured directly on the stamp with the crayons.  I then sprayed on some more water and stamped.  It left a pretty watercolour impression which is what I was going for.
I stamped the fun sentiment from HA then splattered some diluted Salty Ocean Distress ink in the background to look like raindrops.  The card still looked like it needed something more so I sponged the edges with more Distress ink.  I edged the card with red cardstock to help perk up the colour.

I am also adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- SHOWERS

Use Your Stuff- ANYTHING GOES

A Gem of a Challenge- SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Time Out- #29- RAIN


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts, Unity/ Distress ink/ Staedtler watercolour crayons/ mini mister

23 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

The colors on this are fantastic! I love that vibrant red surrounded by that halo of blue. I truly fabulous springtime creation!

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful, Karen! I love how you've used the watercolor crayons...hehe! I have some of those from years ago and should try this. I really love the look...very lovely! Hugs, sweet friend, and praying the rain brings more flowers!

sandie said...

Beautiful water colour look, these crayons work a treat. Thanks for joining TO

Julie said...

This is really beautiful!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love the watercolour effect and the red edging really brings out the colours of the flowers. Karen x

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous breath of spring with all those glorious blooms. So glad you are getting rain as the promised inch for us turned into just a few dribbles. So we are still lacking, but I agree a rainy day is a good time to craft. I adore the card you created too.

Barb Ghig said...

Another beautiful card, Karen! I love the water color effect you achieved with your crayons...so dreamy! Really pretty background, too!

Sridhar Chandrasekaran said...

You have such an insightful blog. Thanks for sharing. Reading blogs is my hobby and I randomly found your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. Interesting! All the best for your future blogging journey.

Kylie said...

The red background really makes the flowers pop! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely water colored flowers! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Bonnie said...

So soft and pretty! I love your garden, Karen! So glad you shared it at ATCAS!

Charlene said...

Really pretty!!!

Beverley said...

So pretty and colourful, wish my garden looked like your card! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Lori said...

This card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
Lori - UYSDT

Julia said...

Love the card you created!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog!!!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the techniques you've used Karen. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card, the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
Sue xx

E.T. (Erum) said...

What a beautiful BEAUTIFUL creation!!
xx
Erum
My Blog!

Michelle Looi said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for joining Use Your Stuff's blog hop!

Deepti said...

So pretty and delightful :)

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, great effect.

Hugs
Anke

Elizabeta said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for joining us at TO Challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

LOVE those water color flowers. I don't think I've ever tried water color crayons but I think I have some. You've inspired me to try something with them (assuming they really exist in my room).