Sunday, 23 October 2016

Laughing Flowers

Do you remember your first stamp set?  
Well today, I am showing you one of the first ones I ever bought and still love it to this day.  There is something about those free flowing flower I just love.

I began by masking my card stock with Painter's Tape.  I placed the flower stamp inside my MISTI then coloured it using Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I started with a light blue and then added darker shades as I repeated that process. I did the same thing for the flower centers.
Next, I stamped in the sentiment with black Memento's a real old one I bought years ago.
I watercolored around the flowers using Peacock Feathers Distress ink and water and then rubbed on more over my card front with an applicator tool.  
I splattered on water to lift some of the colour and to add some more depth and interest.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Crafting With Dragonflies- LET'S GO FLORAL

Crafty Friends- ANYTHING GOES



Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.  

Supplies:  stamps- SU Petal Prints, PSX/ ink- Memento, Distress/ Memento markers/ MISTI/ applicator tool/ paint brush


Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and of course, I love all the blues on it. This is a card that would work for many occasions too!

Susan said...

That is one of my favourite quotes, Karen! Beautiful flowers to go with it!

A Place for Kia said...

Beautifully done Karen in your trademark blue - those flowers are wonderful.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my Karen, after seeing how you modernized this old SU set, I wish I had kept my set. I gave to our DD when she started stamping about 10 years ago. I had used so much I thought it needed new creativity! TFS mf.

Kuni said...

What a beautiful card.
PS: my new challenge blog start on 10th november and i hope to see you.

Nstiz said...

Watercoloring around a stamped image is not always easy. What a beautiful wash you created on your background and I just love the water stamping of your blossoms! This is gorgeous, Karen!

Bonnie said...

These definitely are happy flowers, Karen! I see why this is a favorite stamp! Love all the varying shades of blue with that bit of yellow!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Beautiful! It is so great to use older stamps too!

Lisa Lara said...

WOW! Magic Karen!

Bobby said...

So lovely, Karen, but how do you watercolor around the flowers without having them bleed? I'm sure you'll probably say "Very carefully." ;)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty! I can see why you've held onto this stamp all these years. It's a keeper.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is beautiful. I love the watercolour effect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Emma - DT

shirley-bee said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! I love the loose watercolour effect on the flowers.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love your watercolored flowers!!! Blues are my favorite and you did an amazing job of creating such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog--please join us again soon!
:) Marie ATSM--DT

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your beautiful card…
the watercoloured flowers are so pretty and the sentiment matches perfectly. Please join us again next time. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Susan Hogan said...

What a striking card - so pretty. Your colours are fabulous. Thanks for playing along at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the beautiful watercolored flowers!! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
Tammy x

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, I love those stamps that will always be in style!!

Helen Gullett said...

This is a beautiful watercolored card, Karen. I love your simplicity and those flowers :)
Thank You for playing along with Addicted To Stamps and More - Anything Goes Challenge!

Creativele said...

Fantastic work!
Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Brown Sugar DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

CherylQuilts said...

Karen, this is gorgeous, and your flowers just POP so beautifully with your sponging and then misting the background! It's amazing what YOU can do with an older stamp set like this one! It's one of the reasons I am hesitant to get rid of some of my favorites! Hugs, mf!