Saturday, 25 June 2016

Words to Live By

Happy Saturday.

I just couldn't resist playing along with the Tim Holtz Mania Challenge this morning at Splitcoast Stampers.
As many of you know, I just love playing with inks and paint so I just went for it with this card.
(plus I just got this new sentiment by Impression Obsession I wanted to try out!)
So many of us love Tim's work and who doesn't love his Distress inks and stencils and stamps and ....  the list goes on and on. 

For today's card, I began with using my long acrylic block.  I sprinkled Brushos onto it, one colour at a time, sprayed with water and dragged it down my card front.  I repeated that process using different colours being sure to leave some of the white peeking through on the background.  When I was happy with the colours, I set it aside to dry.
Next, I put the sentiment inside my MISTI and stamped it with black Memento ink.  The MISTI is such a handy tool to use when stamping over a painted bkg. because you can repeat stamping if the first pressing is not dark enough.
The flowers are from a new set by Tim that I stamped with more Memento black ink.
I added some splatters to the background as well to add some interest and more depth.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES


My Time to Craft- SUMMERTIME

Alphabet Challenge- 'I' FOR INK IT UP

Simply Papercrafts- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you get a chance to get inky too!

Supplies:  Stamps- Impression Obsession, Tim Holtz/ ink- Memento/ MISTI/ Brushos/ Long acrylic block/ mini mister/ paint brush


MaryH said...

Since I love Brusho-s, was excited to see this splendid card and a new way to apply the crystals. It's a marvelous background and really do love the most apt sentiment. Great card, tfs, and I saw it on FB. Thanks for posting your link so I could easily pop over and enjoy an informative post!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Karen ~ I don't have Brushos but I do have Ken Oliver's Color Burst so I imagine I could use them in the same fashion. Love the multi-textured look to your card. Thanks for sharing your awesome technique.

Susanne Vargas said...

This background is really stunning! Another reason to finally get some Brushos! Together with the sentiment and these flowers it make for a fabulous card!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful background! I love the silhouette of the flowers and that wonderful sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

rosiejt said...

Love this. Love my Brushos, too!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a unique and beautiful background!!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful background and colours, great stamp and sentiment.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful background. I am going to have to try that myself with the Color Bursts and Bisters I have in my stash.

Bobby said...

I love the sentiment but it's that fabulous background that got my attention, Karen. Why didn't I order the Brushos when I had the chance?

Barbara said...

This is an amazing background and your sentiment really brings it all together. Love it all. Stricking design and beautifully done card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.

MagsB said...

Oh this is fabulous, Karen, I love the gorgeous background! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft

love Mags B DT x

Loll said...

Gorgeous colours in for your background Karen. Perfect paired with those beautiful silhouette images and awesome sentiment. xx

Patti said...

OMGoodness! your card is stunning! I really admire your background!

Thank you for joining us at Seize The birthday!


shirley-bee said...

I love the colour scheme you chose, and the swiping technique you've used, Karen! Looks fabulous with the silhouette images. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Nonni said...

I love your bg, so artsy and I agree, MISTI is such a miracle! :) Beautiful card from you as always. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge.

Anita in France said...

Wow, cool and so striking, Karen ... that fabulous sentiment and the silhouette blooms are brilliant against that amazing background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Shona Chambers said...

Love that sentiment so much and the background you created is amazing!! Love all those colours mixed together too. Always wonderful to see you at TIME OUT!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my! I love the up and down motion of the background. Should I admit that I thought the word "louder" was "launder" and I *definitely* live by that word. ;-)