Saturday, 27 August 2016

Blooming Celebration

 Happy Saturday!

I have been so super busy and haven't had a chance to stamp for days!  Having a few withdrawal symptoms...LOL.  
So today was the day I got to play with this new flower stamp set from Altenew and play along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast.

This Altenew stamp set is a multi-stamp set as many of their gorgeous flower sets are.  Having a MISTI makes using these sets a whole lot easier for stamping the details and adding the different layers of colour.  I used a combination of blue Distress inks to stamp the layers and then the last detail stamping was done using Memento black ink which really gave the flower a lot of definition.  I used a wet paintbrush to help blend the colours and layers after stamping.
While that dried, I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black set called Sentiment Collection with Memento ink.  Using a fine-line black marker, I drew in a border to help pull all the elements together. 
The flowers looked a bit dark to me so I splattered a bit of white acrylic paint over them to brighten them up a bit.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Simply Papercrafts- ANYTHING GOES

Moving Along With the Times- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for the visit!

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black, Altenew/ ink- Memento, Distress/ paint brush/ MISTI/ wh acylic paint/ fine line black marker


Christine Enckhusen said...

Liebe Grüße

Kim S said...

Amazing!n I have quite a few of the altenew stamps and I luv them as well!

Diane Jaquay said...

When I saw this card I thought of the old standard, Rhapsody in Blue! Truly gorgeous, Karen!!

Loll said...

Very beautiful Karen. So happy you got a chance to stamp! xx

Hannelie said...

Stunning flowers and a beautiful sentiment ! Another masterpiece!

Nancy Stislow said...

You always add something interesting to your images which makes your work outstanding. Love the drawn border and the gorgeous color as well as the white spatter. This is beautiful, Karen!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Karen, love the layout and how you added that drawn frame. Must try that, it really looks good also how you added white splatters to soften the white. Very clever, I am so struggling with layer cards, I need to get the stamps out again and try. Beautiful inspiration.

Donna said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining the Happy Birthday challenge at Little Red Wagon this week! Donna (DT)

Jeanne Jordan said...

A beautiful card, Karen. I love the white splatters and your black thin line - they surely do enhance the already gorgeous flowers!

Karren said...

This is beautiful! The black frame really draws the eye in to those gorgeous flowers.

Marie-Louise said...

Just gorgeous Karen. Would never have thought of using the black - great idea.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ah.... so wonderful. I like the hand drawn frame. It really pulls your card together. All these blues! They sure don't give me the blues.

Tanja said...

love those blue flowers - thanks for sharing your creation at Moving along with the Times

Linda Simpson said...

A very pretty card. Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar and we look forward to seeing you again.
Linda xxx
Brown Sugar DT

Ruby said...

Stunning card Karen. What is the name of this stamps?

Sue B said...

A really stunning card… love the beautiful flower stamp and the sentiment is so perfect with it!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our CAS Challenge! :-)
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Glittertastic said...

This made me smile – I love blue cards and what a fab sentiment! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Simply Papercraft

Sharon (Glittertastic)
DT Member

Simona said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge this week. Good luck!

Simona, DT member

Anke said...

Fantastic card, I love it.


Pat said...

Wow, these flowers are beautiful Karen and the sentiment from Penny Black is such a pretty font and goes perfectly. The little spatters of white paint look great. x