Monday, 1 August 2016

Life's Treasures

We are enjoying a day off so today I am playing with some new releases from Penny Black to create a Friendship card with a vintage feel.

I began by creating the background.  I inked up my acrylic block with Distress inks, sprayed with water then pressed onto my cardstock.  I repeated this process until my paper was covered with ink.  I also went back in with a wet paintbrush to help blend and to add extra colour to some areas.

While that dried, I die-cut this new flower set called Shall We Dance in dark purple to match the bkg. colour.  I love scripts and PB has just come out with a new one called Script.  The font on this one is really gorgeous.  I stamped it along the left hand side to help anchor my purple flowers and to give the background a bit more depth and interest.
Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from the Treasured Sentiment set.  Please forgive my sloppy splatters....I just got in the zone and they went everywhere.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

CAS Mix Up- STAMPING/SPRAYS/ YOUR CHOICE (die cut)

Just Us Girls- LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS


Have a great week and thanks so much for dropping in.

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ ink- Distress, Memento/ die- PB/ acrylic paint/ paint brush/ acrylic block/ mini mister

26 comments:

Loll said...

Gorgeous colours for your acrylic block background Karen. LOVE how they flow into each other. And such a beautiful new die from PB. I know they had a new release just recently, so need to go take a look. Who am I kidding ... buy some new stuff!! :) Gorgeous design, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Ina G said...

Love it Karen. Fabulous background and the script perfect. Great die cut and that sentiment is soooo good. Thanks for joining us again at Just Us Girls. You know I just LOVE your work.

Nancy Stislow said...

What a gorgeous background! I did have to chuckle when you mentioned the spatters but love the way they look with your freestyle background! Neat splatters just wouldn't work quite as well! What a fun idea and I may have to try this!

Sally H said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, Karen! What beautiful colours and inking!

Bonnie said...

I love your splatters, Karen! I think they add a fun look to this gorgeous card! What a gorgeous background! I LOVE the colors and the blending! Great use of that pretty script and I love those graceful purple flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous piece of art, Karen!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Karen, particularly love your background.

Lisa Lara said...

What a gorgeous card Karen. Unbelievable. Your background is stunning.

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Joan V said...

Beautiful card. I love the background. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barb said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colours and the splatters look great. Barbxx

Nancy said...

Beautiful colors Karen! Although I am not surprised! Everything you do is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls for Wild Card Week.

Nana Donna said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the background and your splatters are perfect.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous mixed media background for your die cut flowers and wonderful sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! LOVE it.
Faith
x

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Karen! I love the background, and the diecut flowers are the perfect adornment. Last month seemed to get away with me but I'm hoping to keep up with everyone from now on :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! It's so elegant and pretty, I love the colours you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Barbara Baxter said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I never thought of inking and spraying the acrylic block! Your colors are beautiful. Penny Black is one of my favorites. I guess I will have to check her new things, too. Thanks for sharing.

wannabcre8tive said...

Karen, this is beautiful. I am in love with your background. Thanks, for sharing.

Gramma Sarah said...

My favorite colors. Beautiful.

JosieD said...

Great looking card--the background and script and die cut flower in such a beautiful color really work together.

Daria said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your work. TFS.

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful... and thanks for mentioning the new script background. I shall be on the lookout for that one. X

Anke said...

Wonderful card, so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

Lynn Dalby said...

Lovely background. Great colour stamps and dies.

AlisonC said...

You have used beautiful colours to blend your background, it almost looks watery. I always mean to do this style of card and but rarely do. Love the script and flowers too.