Thursday, 28 January 2016

Life's Moments

Plaid is the theme of this card today.  So cozy and warm for this time of year.

If you missed it the other day, I did a Mini-Tutorial using stencils, Distress inks and water.
 I used that technique to create this plaid background with a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.
I love the way it turned out!

 Here is a link to the card and tutorial:  

So I began by creating the plaid.  I inked the paper first with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink, placed my stencil over my inked paper, sprayed with water and then while still wet, rubbed on Salty Ocean Distress ink.  I love how the underlying colour comes through but still has a mottled look.

The flower is from a Stampin Up set called Blooming with Kindness.  I painted it with my Brushos and stamped.  I then took a wet paint brush and pulled some of the colour into the flower petals.
Stamped the sentiment from Technique Tuesday and mounted the panel over the plaid.

Adding my card to these challenges:   


Shopping Our Stash- INSPIRED BY A BOOK
(my Big Book of Flowers and Plants- love planning flowers to plant in my garden)

Crafting By Design- ADD A FLOWER 

Tuesday Throwdown- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- SU, TT/ Brushos/ stencil-SSS/ ink- Distress, Memento/ paint brush/ Mini Mister


  1. So gorgeous Karen. I just love the detail and color on your flower.

  2. Love the background, so clever, the flower looks like I could touch it, beautiful detail

  3. Wonderful colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Love your plaid and your bloom Karen - the flower looks 3D!

  5. Wow...your plaid turned out beautifully Karen. Love how you added your flower and beautiful sentiment too. TFS my friend.

  6. This is gorgeous! Beautiful background and love that flower with those colors! The sentiment is wonderful too!

  7. Your plaid turns out so beautifully! What a clever idea and design, Karen! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  8. Very nice card! LOVE the distressed-look plaid and pretty flower! :)

  9. Beautiful Karen, love the rich colours in your flower, great sense of dimension. hugs :)

  10. Your plaid background is lovely Karen!! Thanks for playing along with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Inspired by a Book" challenge!!

  11. Cool technique ... love the plaid Karen! xx

  12. Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  13. Love the plaid background, but I love that flower even more!

  14. Hi Karen! I already left a comment but wanted to say CONGRATS on your SOS Top 3 win! :)

  15. Oh, Karen, this is amazing, and I love the technique for the background and this wonderful SU flower!! Wow, wow, my friend, you are rocking! Hugs!