Friday, 1 July 2016

Moments Make Memories


 HAPPY CANADA DAY!

So happy to have some time to play today.  Playing with some sunny, bright colours hoping that the sun will come out and shine on all the Canada day festivities.

Not long ago, I picked up this pretty stencil from STAMPlorations and wanted to play with it.
I laid it onto my paper and rubbed Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress ink over the top with an applicator tool.  
To add more interest to the flowers, I splattered some black acrylic paint over the flower centers.  I think it helped the flowers 'pop' a bit and helped make them more of a focal point.
When that was dry, I took a piece of drywall tape and randomly stenciled in the background.  Sponged the edges lightly with more orange then stamped the sentiment.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Shopping Our Stash- HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? 

Use Your Stuff- GOOD THINGS IN 3's

Just Add Ink- JUST ADD 'S'
(stencil)

Craft Stamper- ANYTHING GOES

STAMPlorations- NEVER ENDING


Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for taking a look.


Supplies:  stamp- STAMPlorations/ stencil- STAMPlorations/ ink- Distress, Memento/ bl acylic paint/ drywall tape/ applicator tool/ paint brush

28 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

So pretty, love these colors and the interest you've added to your card with the stencil background and splatters!

Gabi MeWi said...

Summercolors...I love your card.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous sunny stenciling, Karen. I love hope your splatters, dry wall stenciling and sponged edge add so much depth to your beautifully stenciled Happy Flowers. TFS and enjoy your holiday :-) We celebrate our 4th of July on Monday :-) Hugs, Nancy

Caryn said...

Karen this is just beautiful.. I love the warm colours - stunning.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

So bright n beautiful !! Loved the background too :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful design and colors. This is gorgeous!

Bobby said...

I would never have guessed that this is a stencil, Karen. It's beautiful.

Loll said...

Definitely sunny and bright ... and a great way to celebration the nation's birthday. Love the small touches of black ... and your drywall tape stenciling. Awesome card, my friend. Happy Canada Day! xx

Jennifer Earley said...

so pretty!! love the black splatters!!

Nancy Stislow said...

Gorgeous summer colors and the spatter does pop your colors! Love the soft and airy look of this, Karen! This is so beautifully done!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So bright and hot! Very wonderful and to think it's a stencil!

Marie-Louise said...

Hi Karen. Another super card. Such a cheerful colour.

Davi said...

Very pretty, with the sunny colors and I like the little bit of splatter :)

Greta said...

Wow, Karen--what an incredible use of a stencil! Love the black splatters & stamping with drywall tape--brilliant! Thanks so much for picking my card as one of the highlights at OLS--such a surprise & honor!

Shirl said...

Wow that is just gorgeous... totally love the colours so bright and cheery. This card just makes you smile! Thanks for playing along with us over at UYS - DT Shirl

karrie sweet said...

Thanks for joining in on the Good Things in 3's challenge at Use Your Stuff!

Mimi said...

Wow, so fun and bright! I love the way you added the speckles to the flowers! It reminds me of when pollen gets shaken loose! And also excellent use of your stash by using the mesh tape! Speaking of stash, thanks for sharing at SOS!

missgailly said...

These flowers are FANTASTIC! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Lori said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the bright colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

Maria Rodriguez said...

Awesome card, so bright and fun, it shouts Summer!! loud and clear!!!
Fabulous way to use your stash, love the mesh tape effect.
Thanks for sharing at Shopping Our Stash, hope to see you in the gallery again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

lauren bergold said...

what a fabulously artsy and beautiful card, it is a ray of sunshine! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (garden) STASH with us this week! ♥

Anke said...

Stunning card, wonderful colours.

Chana Harris said...

Very Bright and Sunny design! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Beth McCullough said...

This is such a beautiful card! Congrats on being a "Highlight" on Use Your Stuff challenge blog this week!

Lisa Lara said...

SQUEE! Did you hear me squeal? This is amazing. I love the color!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, I LOVE this card, and I know I commented on SCS, but I just had to leave some love here too! Obviously, I'm not the only one who is crazy over it! WOW! Beautiful colors and wonderful design!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Linda said...

Love this! The colours look fab and I like the stenciled background. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your project for the Craft Stamper this month
xxx Ellie Knol xxx