Friday, 15 May 2015

Take Me Away


Long Weekends...sun...warm...beach.  
It is our long weekend here in Canada.  Sure wish I was going to the beach.
 
Here is today's card inspired by two challenges at Splitcoast this am.  
 If you have never inked up your acrylic block before, you need to try it.  So easy and makes for a great background.  So, I took my acrylic block and pressed my blue Distress inks directly onto the block;  sprayed with water then pressed onto my watercolour paper.  As the ink soaks into the paper and dries, it leaves such a wonderful watercoloured background all ready to be stamped on.
 I inked up the stamps from Gina K then stamped for an instant beach scene.
To add interest, I cut a square frame then scored the edges of the frame to add texture.

 I am adding my card to these challenges:


Little Red Wagon- EMBOSSING
(dry embossed the border on my card)


Virginia's View- LAYERS AND DIMENSIONS



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

Supplies:  stamps- Gina K/ Distress ink/ Memento ink/ Spellbinder square die/ Scorpal/ scoring tool/ acrylic block/ mini mister

30 comments:

Karen Ashbrook said...

Great card, love how you've framed the image. Karen x

Craftychris said...

I love doing this acrylic block technique myself! Your framed scene is absolutely gorgeous! xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another beautiful scene. I love the background you created for the black stamped images.

Shawna Standish said...

I opened up my email and found this beauty!! Wow what a wonderful job!! I actually have that Gina K set and might have to CASE this.. The watercolor background is spectacular (trust me I don't use that word unless I mean it!). Thank you so much for sharing this!!

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful, Karen, and I love the inset frame! Stunning card, my friend! Hugs, and enjoy the weekend!

Dotty Jo x said...

What a fabulous effect! Another stunning card, Jo x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This card is spectacular! Loving the blues! It has been a long time since I've inked a block; I really need to do that, especially since I've never spritzed one with water.

Barb Ghig said...

Your beautiful scene makes me long for the beach...Stunning card, Karen! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Gabby said...

Great "beach" stamps! They look perfect with the "water" acrylic block bkgrd. Nice card, Karen! :)

Deepti said...

Wow what a pretty scene :) love the sky !

Anneke said...

Beautiful. Thanks for showing Anneke

Neets B said...

I love how you've placed your scene in the negative space and the silhouettes love beautiful with the blue tones.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Bobby said...

It's been a while since I've used that background technique, Karen, but yours looks so terrific I'm pulling out my block.

Loll said...

Love your watercoloured background ... gorgeous!! And love the silhouette stamps. Looks like a lovely place to be ... peaceful, serene .. ahhh! xx

OH Babs said...

Another classy card Karen. The scoring adds a nice touch.

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous water-color background and I just love the Summer style image! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Paulette S said...

I love the beach too, Karen! And I love this card. Paulette S.
http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely fabulous, Karen. I love it !!!

Julie B said...

Love the die cut and embossed frame to this gorgeous image.
Thanks for linking up at ATSM, :)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Your card is a work of art....as always. Beautiful, awesome, amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful beach scene, Karen! Love how your watercolored background turned out. Mine never look that good! Great way to frame the scene too!

Melly Moo said...

Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with is at ATCAS this week, Rebecca x

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous layers and dimensions, Karen! LOVE it!

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous, watercoloring, Karen. The blue with the black is perfect. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week
Jaydee

maria f. said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful scene, Karen. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month. Have a great weekend.

Loll said...

Congrats on your win at ATCAS. Make sure to claim the prize!! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

stunning card Karen - I love this scene! Thanks for sharing with us at the MMCC!

Charlene said...

Just Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at MMCC :-)

Bobby said...

Congratulations on your win at Addicted to CAS, Karen.

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