Monday, 21 September 2015

Final Days of Summer

Good Morning.
I lost my mojo over the last few weeks.  Guess that's what happens when you are super busy. 
I am back today, with a simple card that celebrates the final days of summer and I am playing along with the challenge at Splitcoast.

I love inking my stamps using marker so I coloured directly onto my stamp using Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped onto my watercolour paper.  Love the watery, loose feel the water gives by blending the colour.  The flowers looked a bit flat, so I took the tip of my markers and pressed it onto the wet watercolour paper.  It left a lovely impression and gave the flower centres some definition.   I inked up the sentiment and used my MISTI to get a deep, dark impression.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK

Crafty Calendar- ANYTHING GOES

Bloggers- FLOWERS

Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES

Crafts Galore Encore- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by.  Hope you have a great week.

Supplies:  stamps- Impression Obsession, TT/ Memento ink and markers/ mini mister/ watercolour paper/ MISTI


CherylQuilts said...

Well, Miss Karen, I don't think you lost your mojo at all!! This is gorgeous, and while you've been busy, you sure continue to delight us all with you amazing and gorgeous work! I love the colors and these beautiful hollyhocks! Have a great week, precious friend! Hugs!

Faith A said...

Sorry, I can't believe you have lost your mojo when you create such beautiful and sunny work.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty, love the soft edges/watercolor look of the flowers, and those are my favorite colors!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, if you think you are losing your mojo, I think you are much mistaken. This is gorgeous. I love the colors and what a great way to create your card. I love the CAS design too.

Davi said...

Looks to me like your mojo is alive and well Karen!! Your card is beautiful!! I love the water color look and the center depression did add dimension, Awesome!!

Asha said...

Oh my! This card is so lovely. Amazing stamping and the colours are so lush. I'd say your mojo is alive and kicking.
hugs Asha

shirley-bee said...

Mojo looks alive and well to me, mf! Love the two-tone flowers.

AJ Bodine said...

Gorgeous, glad you got your mojo back! Nice technique with the water spritz on the stamp!

Chris said...

Beautiful card, fab design love the spritz technique such a lovely effect! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month.

Barb Ghig said...

Love the water colored effect you created with your markers on these pretty blooms, Karen! Beautiful color palette, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is awesome and makes me so happy! This technique is why I'm sad that my water based markers are all drying up. You can't do this with copics!

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a gorgeous CAS card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful creation! The technique you used is gorgeous!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge September "ATG".

Anonymous said...

Try dipping your marker tips in a small puddle of Ranger refresher!