Saturday, 3 September 2016

In the Garden

 Happy Saturday!

As we watch the summer fade away, I wanted to have some fun playing with my Tim Holtz wildflower stamps today and this is what I came up with.

 I began with a piece of heavy weight cardstock and masked the edges using painter's tape.  I inked up my acrylic block with Shabby Shutters Distress ink, sprayed with water and pressed it onto my paper.  That gave my my framework to stamp into.

Next, using my MISTI, I coloured the stamps with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I tried to give the flowers some light and dark colour values for interest and to add more depth.  I stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession with black Memento ink and sponged the edges with more Distress ink to help define the stamped area.
I thought it needed a bit more interest, so I randomly inked up my script stamp from Penny Black with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white powder over the flowers. 




 Adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- LET'S GET INKY

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES


Craft Stamper- ANYTHING GOES

A Vintage Journey- CREATE WITHIN A FRAME


 Have a great weekend and thanks so much for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-IO, TH, PB/ wh embossing powder/ heat tool/ ink- Distress, Memento/ Memento markers/ acrylic block/ mini mister/ painter's tape/ sponge applicator

31 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

This is just gorgeous Karen.

Eunice Beckmann said...

Hey Karen,
the background looks so beautiful - I have to try it out with an acrylic block :) Thanks for this inspiration!
Greetings from Germany,
Eunice

Gabi MeWi said...

The colorcombination is so beautiful.

Gabi MeWi said...

The colorcombination is so beautiful.

Michele Slater said...

Beautiful! I love the layered look

Chris Alexander said...

Karen the is gorgeous, the white script really ties everything together.

nancy littrell said...

I love your acrylic block stamped masked background Karen. Perfect for your stamped wildflowers, beautiful sentiment and heat embossed script. So much dimension and creativity in beautiful card. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Diane Jaquay said...

Perfection! I love that I'm learning how to make beautiful one layer cards from you. Even though they're one layer they always have so much depth!

Verna Angerhofer said...

How can I best describe this....as it goes way beyond beautiful! I just love the background and then the overlay of the flowers. Awesome color choices and I really like the fact that this card is not highly embellished so that one has to add lots more postage to send it to someone. I just love this....so wonderful in every way.

Jan Castle said...

Lovely, Lovely card!!!! Great design work!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Christine Enckhusen said...

Nice card and background, Karen!!!!
Hugs,
Christine

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Karen love the colours and sentiment a super, super card
hugs
lorraine x

Diana said...

Very beautiful!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Pink and green always look fantastic together, and I love how your block of colour spots up around the edges. The addition of the white embossed script takes the card to another level.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow! Karen, this is gorgeous, and how cool that you've used pink and green! I love it!! Hugs!

Redanne said...

Your card is gorgeous Karen, the stamping is beautiful, the colours are wonderful and I love the sentiment! Thanks so much for joining in our Create within a Frame challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card. Beautiful technique. Ideal for HLS challenge CAS :-)
hugs,
BozenA

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is so beautiful. The color combination makes me happy.

Mandy Reedyk said...

Your card is beautiful! Love it :) Thanks for playing along with the Girlfriends at Little Red Wagon this week! :)

Nandini said...

Beautiful card. It has a lovely, light feel. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. All the very best to you. Nandini, DT

Linda said...

This is stunning. I love the colours and the white embossing looks fab .... nice touch. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

jenn shurkus said...

this is beautiful! and i love the sentiment!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a pretty design Karen and I love the fresh look you achieved.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

Donna said...

I LOVE how you've achieved the look of so much dimension and depth... but all in the one layer.
So glad I've stumbled across your work. Love your ideas :)
PS. Beautiful card. LOVE the colours. x

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful layering of stamps Karen - love the colors you used - and your masked framing! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ Create inside a frame challenge! Julia xx

Pat said...

I love the colours and the loose watercolour look is great Karen. I think the finishing touch with the script in white over the top is so pretty and a lovely sentiment too. x

Cheremane said...

Simply stunning love the colours thanks for joining us at the Craft Stamper challenge good luck and hope to see you again soon. xx

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW I love your card, absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Anke

ElizabethR said...

That is such a pretty card thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper challenge, Elizabeth x

Ellie Knol said...

I just so LOVE this entry for the Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful delicate colours and images. I always love the technique of using the acrylic block in the way you have. A very, very pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey for the September Challenge. Julia x