Sunday, 2 August 2015

Sunny Smiles


Inspiration is everywhere around us.  
I think that is why I love playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast.  Just look at this fabulous bowl I saw from the Artful Home site:



I began by inking the back of a stencil with Brushos.  I sprinkled them onto the stencil, then sprayed with water to activate the paint and pressed it onto my watercolour paper.  It's nice to be able to use your stencils to get a different look.
While that dried, I die-cut the flowers and then stamped the sentiment.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps- PHOTO INSPIRED 

Simply Create Too- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps and Stencils- SUMMERTIME

Southern Girls- ANYTHING GOES


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

Supplies:  stamp- Unity/ stencil/ dies- SSS/ Memento bl ink/ MISTI/ mini mister

31 comments:

Kathyk said...

WOW! Turned out great too - fab make

Kathyk

Patty Albertson said...

I really love this one Karen! I'll have to try this technique :) Love Brushos!

Hannelie said...

Every beautiful background and card you create have me speechless Karen!

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Karen.

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a gorgeous sunny card. Karen x

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Now, why didn't I think of that? LOL! Really turned out stunning!

Anonymous said...

Totally gorgeous, Karen. I really like your style. Thanks for joining in at ATSM. Melissa - DT

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous inking and colors, Karen! You always come up with very artistic designs! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Loll said...

So beautiful. LOVE the bright and cheerful colours. xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cool background! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM, Karen!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Bright n Beautiful ..loved it !

SARN said...

Simply LOVE this inky beauty xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful summer feeling by this brilliant colors.
Big hugs Anja

CherylQuilts said...

Gorgeous, Karen, and I love these colors!! You are really amazing with the Brushos!! Hugs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors of it.

OH Babs said...

Once again thanks for explaining your technique the Karen D folder is growing. I made enough money at Friday's Card Making Group First Annual Garage Sale and immediately came home and order my Misti. Thanks for sharing. :) Barb

Faith A said...

Gorgeous card

Barb Ghig said...

I really love how you used your Brushos for your background, Karen! Gorgeous colors and stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous background for the fabulous die cut and sentiment xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Fabulous happy colors! Love the die cuts on top.

Deepti said...

Looks so stunning :)

Brenda Morgan said...

Stunning background, thanks for sharing this awesome technique with us at Southern Girls Challenge

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous card, love the background you created and those pretty white flowers are just perfect with it!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card.

Hugs
Anke

Team Clark said...

Oh my is this colorful goodness! Love the white die over this background - stunning!

Davi said...

Really beautiful!! Love the colors and the way the white flowers pop on the wonderful background!!

Hillary Harris said...

Beautiful! What a stunning background! Fabulous job! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

This card is AWESOME!!!! Love, love, love the colors! The background is amazing!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind comments!
Big crafty hugs!

Julia S-W said...

Stunning card! I adore the colours you've used and the composition is really fab! Apologies for my late visit but thanks for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x

Bobby said...

This is such a bright and cheery card, Karen. Using the back of the stencil? A new idea that I must try, without brushos, though. I think it will work with DIs.

Alicia Borowski said...

Great colourful & happy card with a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #116.
Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
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