Monday, 16 January 2017

Winter Wonders


Warm Comforts for Winter.
I think of cozy blankets, hot chocolate, a warm fireplace.

It's half way through January (already!) and time for another card for the
CAS WATERCOLOUR Challenge.



I just got the new snowflake set by Tim Holtz and wanted to play with it.  I love the distressed look of this beautiful snowflake.  I inked it up with Versamark ink and stamped it once onto my card front and then again on another piece of cardstock.  Next, I heat embossed both stamped imaged with clear powder.

For the snowflake on the main card front, I rubbed Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress inks over just the area where the snowflake appears.
For the panel, I sprinkled on Brushos just over my embossed image and sprayed with water.
I then cut down the panel to pop dot over my card front snowflake.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with black Memento ink and added the clear gem.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Curtain Call- ICICLE

The Male Room- ANYTHING GOES

HLS Mixed Media- LAYERS

Kreativeinkauf Challenge- SNOWFLAKES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts, TH/ Brushos/ ink- Versamark, Memento/ clear eb powder/ clear gem/Mini Mister

44 comments:

Loll said...

This is such a creative and unique design Karen!! LOVE the colours you've used ... and that is one gorgeous snowflake! xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Love your stamped and heat eb snowflake on your card front and then stamped and heat eb again on your panel. Your emboss resist coloring with DI's on the card front and then again with Brushos on your panel were a stroke of Genius my friend. So effective and eye catching. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Susan said...

Great job getting the brushos and the inks to coordinate colours so well! I love this - especially the way you split up the snowflake. And what a fabulous sentiment!

Dreja said...

Super! Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der KE-C.
LG Dreja

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card

blaze said...

Unique treatment...at least I haven't seen it...It was so stunning, I had to study it a bit. BEAUTIFUL!

Barb said...

This is beautiful Karen and what an interesting technique. I Love it! Barbxx

Mac Mable said...

How creative to use distress inks on one and brusho's on the other. It works so beautifully on this stunning card x Love the stamp x

Margaret Schuering said...

So beautiful and unique. Love this.

Lisa Harrolle said...

This card is stunning Karen! I love your style!

Martina Šedivá said...

It is very nice and interesting card!

Lin said...

Beautifully done, as always, Karen - perfect winter card!

Lisa Lara said...

CRAZY COOL Karen!

Pat said...

This is beautiful Karen and I adore the colours you have used and the design with the panel making an extra partial layer works really well. x

Bonnie said...

This is so amazing, Karen! I love the way your snowflake turned out and what a creative design!

Chris R. said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Gabi MeWi said...

Adorable card.Elegant and beautiful.

Diane said...

Absolutely beautiful watercolor design.

Hugs diane

Verna Angerhofer said...

I think of all your snowflake designs this is my favorite. I love the cool blue/greens with that big snowflake. So beautiful!

Pam said...

This is beautiful. Love your design!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful colors and design, love the raised panel!

LaVon Hall said...

You make it look so easy! Beautiful!

Sillyfilly said...

Karen this is gorgeous!

Christine Alexander said...

love the way you overlay one snowflake with the other and love the colours of the brushos

Debbie Nutt said...

This has got to be one of my favourites, Karen! I've been searching online to see the TH snowflake you used. Every flake is truly different! I gave up! Beautiful job from the colours to the design. So pretty!

Laurie Unger said...

Beautiful color palette on this.

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous
Faith
x

Bobby said...

I love how the panel adds dimension and interest to your CAS card, Karen. I'm also glad to see there are distressed snowflakes. You'll understand when I post my card for this challenge.

Karren said...

Wow, this is just amazing, Karen! You are the queen of ink!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Amazing card Karen. Love the colors with the distress snowflake. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

nwilliams6 said...

I loved this on SCS and love it still. I am really going to try this. Beautiful and very creative work, my friend! Hugz

Elfi R. said...

Amazing, I love your stile! Thanks for playing at KE-C!
ELFi

Michelle said...

This is fantastic. I love how you made this and maybe I will try this also.
Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Your card is amazing and wonderful
Thanks for joining us at Kreativeinkauf
Hugs Anja

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous!

Vicki robertson said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! Wow, I wish I could do CAS like you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love. I am now a follower of your gorgeous card blog.

Susan said...

Karen, this is beautiful! Love the different shades of blues and greens and I like how you've popped up the middle section! Very eye-catching card!

Deborah Frings said...

Another beautiful, cool and crisp design. Great work. Sorry to be so late commenting, and thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I'm not sure where you got the idea to slice up your image, but it is inspired!!! Such a clever design and beautiful colours!

maria's knutselplezier said...

FANTASTIC!!! I love this!!!

Greetings
Maria

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

You know I love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Karen, this is just GORGEOUS! Thank you for playing the Curtain Call!!!

Seemaa said...

lovely card!!

Helen Gullett said...

Karen, that is gorgeous winter mixed media card! LOVE the design. Thank you for playing along with HLS Jan Mixed Media Challenge!