Saturday, 4 April 2015

Repeat After Me


Happy Saturday.
 Today, I am being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast called 'Inspiration Within'....be inspired by one of your own previously made cards.  Here is my card that inspired me and I wanted to play with my Bisters again of course.



So here's what I did.  Once again, I created the background using Bister (a paint medium) but in different colours.  This time, I covered the whole background by tapping the Bister all over my watercolour paper then spraying with water.  I just love watching the explosion of colour come to life.
When that was dry, I stamped the flowers from the Pretty Petals set from Penny Black with black Stazon.  (Don't forget to ink your stamp with Versamark first for easy clean-up).  Next, I had to figure out how to colour the flowers since they were stamped over a painted surface.  So first, I coloured the flowers with a white Signo pen to cover up the painted background then coloured over that using Copic markers.  It ended up giving a very unique! look to the flowers.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- SPRING

Just Us Girls- SPRING

Time Out- CAS WITH YOUR OWN TWIST
(cas using Bister)

The Mixed Media- FLOWERS

Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES



Thanks again, for taking the time to visit.  I appreciate it so much.

Supplies:  stamp- Penny Black/ Bister/ Signo wh pen/ Copics/ Mini Mister

20 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

These are gorgeous Karen especially the blue one - but that is only because blue is my favourite colour.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Karen! I love your work with the Bisters, beautiful version of the inspiration card. hugs :)

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love the backgrounds you created on those two cards. Very interesting and unique!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome end result! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Karen. Love the Bister background.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, what a beauty! I love the red version as well. You are doing magnificent things with the Bisters my friend!

Ina said...

I popped in to see how your Inspired Within project turned out and what a beautiful job you have done again. Loving all the cards I see with bisters. Now I see you have joined us over at Just us Girls. So glad you have because I love checking out your work. Thanks for sharing with us this week.

Becca Cruger said...

GORGEOUS!!! This is simply stunning! Love the way that crystal background looks.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty! Love your springy flowers and that wonderful background. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty! Love your springy flowers and that wonderful background. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Joyce said...

This is really pretty. Love your background. Thanks so much for linking up at CASology this week.

Ruby said...

Stunning card Karen. What colour of Bisters did you use. You are really making me want this product but it is really difficult to locate. I have been looking but do you know if it is here in Canada.

Loll said...

Amazing colours on this card Karen. Love seeing all your bister cards ... each one is so beautiful. Great idea to colour the flowers with white first. I know that Susan Bri just did a card and she used bleach to lighten the area before colouring ... both great ideas! Loll xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is stunning too Karen, you're very talented.

Happy Easter sweetie!

Maarit

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful! I love how you did the flowers with the white gel pen and Copics. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Shona Chambers said...

What an amazing technique, have never seen this done before. The effect is really amazing and love the colours you used. So very happy you joined us at TIME OUT!!

Julia Aston said...

A great redo of your own card Karen - so pretty in the reds and darker colors - great background on this! Thanks for playing with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

maria f. said...

Beautiful. Both. You're such an artist, Karen. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month.

Lynn said...

Love how you were inspired! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the all over Bisters. That is a fun mottled look.