Saturday, 26 September 2015

Inspired by Red

Happy Saturday.  
Feeling so happy that I finally created a card that I love!  
Being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast from an Etsy site, Osnat Fine Art and this painting:

I began by rubbing Fired Brick, Barn Door and Spun Sugar Distress inks onto my card front being sure to blend all the colors together.  To add interest to the background, I placed a stencil from Tim Holtz over the inked area and sponged on water to help remove some of the ink.  
While that dried, I stamped the flower from Penny Black called Christmas Pride with Memento black ink and did a loose watercoloring on it leaving the edge of the petals white.  
I splattered some white paint over the red background to add a snowy feeling then rubbed the edged with my Versamark ink pad and embossed using white embossing powder.  
The sentiment is a new one from Penny Black that I also embossed in white and pop dotted the poinsettia on last.

Adding my card to these challenges:


Crafting with Friends- ANYTHING GOES



Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Distress ink/ Memento ink/ wh EB powder/ Versamark/ Watercolours/ paint brush/ white paint/ stencil/ heat gun/ sponge applicator


Ardyth said...

Beautiful Christmas interpretation of the inspiration!

Diane Jaquay said...

Looks like your mojo is back full steam, Karen, this is FABULOUS!!! Love the background and that gorgeous flower! And although there's lots of red on this it's not too much, it's balanced perfectly with white and black!

Verna Angerhofer said...

OMG! This is so gorgeous! I love the variations in the red with the white and black.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous inking with RED!! The shading is stunning, Karen! So happy to see you enjoying Penny Black stamps! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “No Design Paper” Challenge!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the red and white with the touch of pink. Karen x

Paulette S said...

Aren't we funny about our own creations? Because everything you make is Beautiful! And I love this one too. Paulette S.
http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
since my blogger profile is frozen and expired for a blog that no longer exists since it was imported to WP in 2012 and google does not think it's important to correct this inaccurate information or delete it from my account.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous and just stunning! First, I love the color and how you've blended the colors and added some water to "move" it so beautifully. And second, I love this stamp! Of course, I love poinsettias (and have a giant on in our front courtyard from a couple of years ago). They flourish here in South Florida. And this card is a perfect one for the inspiration challenge, and I love the painting that inspired you! Hugs, my friend!

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Beautiful traditional Christmas card. Love the poinsettia and the background is fantastic. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week. Andrea x

Neets B said...

Karen, this is fabulous. I adore the bold colours and that big bloom, and how you left the edges of the petals white is so effective. I love the snowy edging you added you think I love it? lol
Thanks so much for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Anni said...

I am not a big fan off red but your card is so beautiful and gorgeous!

Monika Reeck said...

he big flower is so adorable on your card
love all the red on your card and the backround is so yummy
great Holiday card
thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week
see you again next week
hugs, Monika (DT Membere)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card!

Love and hugs

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE the background, what a GREAT card.

Gabi MeWi said...

I adore this.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oooh! Red! This is fabulous.

Cheri Burry said...

Stunning card! I love how you made the background, the red simply pops! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh I love how you've colored this and left some white space! GORGEOUS!

Bobby said...

Gorgeous, Karen. It looks like I will be doing some CASEing of your cards.

Bobby said...

Gorgeous, Karen. It looks like I will be doing some CASEing of your cards.

Barbara said...

This is so gorgeous. Love all that red!

Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. LOVE the stencil monoprint background. xx