Tuesday, 28 April 2015

TTCRD- Guest Designer

Last month, this card won the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.  
So today, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer and here is the card I came up with.
The sponsor for this challenge is Sandi's Samples. Great digi images.  The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so hope you can play along.
(I wanted to use one of Sandi's images on my card but my printer died so I went with inks instead)

I love the look of watercolour and Distress inks are perfect for creating that look.
The small panel on the front was created by rubbing Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord Distress inks using a sponge in a circle design.  I then took a paint brush with water and splattered and painted circles over the ink.  Distress inks are water-based so the water removed some of the ink to leave a pattern behind.  When that was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Daisy Bucket using Memento black ink.
Now for the card front.  I used a stencil from SSS and sponged the same colours from above then painted over the ink with water again.  
The small panel was then pop dotted over the stenciled background to finish off my card.
Love those colours together and adding the water gives it such an airy feel.

Also adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- SEEING SPOTS


Simon Says- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Addicted to Stamps- ANYTHING GOES

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

Supplies:  stamp- Daisy Bucket/ Distress ink/ Memento bl./ paint brush/ stencil-SSS/  


  1. Awesome Design ,I loved the pattern created by stamping with water !

  2. Congratulations on your guest designer spot. Love the card you've created. Karen x

  3. Gorgeous Karen! Love the dreamy colours and swirls! Congrats on your guest spot! hugs :)

  4. Gorgeous ! Love everything about it!!

  5. Yep . . . definitely AWESOME! Love the effect, thanks for explaining how it was achieved.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Dreamy. So happy to be parked next to your beauty over at ATSAM. This should be wall art.

  7. Oh, Karen, what dreamy colors...just love the combination and gorgeous card you've made!! Wow! And congratulations on winning the challenge with your other card (just popped over to see it - stunning)! I am learning to use Distress Inks myself and finding a lot of fun and seeing how fluid they are. You really have mastered them and use them so beautifully! Hugs, sweet friend!

  8. Just gorgeous, Karen! Your cards totally amaze me! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  9. This is wonderful, Karen. As much as I know about DI reacting with water, I never thought to paint water over it. I will have to try this technique and hope I do as good of job as you did.

  10. What a wonderful card design and I adore those colors together too!

  11. Congrats on your GD spot, Karen! So well deserved! Love how you created this beauty, mf! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  12. Congrats on your GD spot! Wow! Another lovely card ...so pretty!

  13. Congrats on being GD at Through the Craft Room Door!! LOVE this design. You are so creative and I love how you've sponged and then added your own twist with painting over with a wet brush. This design is AWESOME! Always inspiring, Karen! xx

  14. Karen, thank you again for joining us as Guest Designer this week at Through the Craft Room Door. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
    (Hugs) Cara

  15. A gorgeous card Karen, such a lovely design and a fabulous colour scheme, I love your creating of the beautiful panel!!

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

  16. Wow!! Beautiful card!! Love the colors!! Thanks for playing with at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

  17. Thanks for sharing another technique that I can pass on to my classes of active seniors - you are my inspiration.

  18. Another beautiful card and background! Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday and for using the topping.

  19. Love the circles you created. This card speaks volumes!