Saturday 1 April 2017

Words to Live By

Happy Saturday.

Today, I am playing with some new stamps; always lots of fun!
Here is what I came up with and you know I love my blues.

I began by placing a piece of watercolour paper into my Misti and inked up the center flower with Memento black ink and stamped.  I masked and stamped the next flowers on either side of the center one.  
I then masked all three flowers and stamped the white dots behind with Versamark and heat embossed them in white.  Leaving the masks in place, I also stamped the graffiti using my Misti.  I like the way it gave the card a bit more depth and interest.
After removing the masks from the flowers, I did a loose watercolouring on them using my Zig markers then finally stamped the sentiment from Penny Black using my Misti again.
I mounted the piece a bit offset over a white piece of heavy cardstock that I had die cut with a stitched edge.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Casology- TEXT 
  Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES 
Try it on Tuesday- BOTANICALS

 Thanks so much for taking a look.

 Stamps- Wild Hibiscus (Altenew), Happy Wishes (Penny Black),
Graffiti (Kaisercraft), Grunge (PTI)
Paper- Canson XL Watercolour 140lb, heavy white (local store)
Inks- Memento black, Versamark, Peacock Feathers Distress
Accesories and Tools- Misti, white eb powder, paintbrush, Zigs, applicator tool (TH, stitched die (Memory Box)


Ellibelle said...

Nicely done Karen, gorgeous shade of blue!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super lovely and love the blue!

Christine Alexander said...

great combination of grunge and flowers, awesome card :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY lovely, love the sentiment large with the lovley colours and flowers.
PS, Thanks for the lovely comments x

nancy littrell said...

Hi Karen, I love your masking, loose watercolouring and layered stamping added so much dimension and interest to your main image. Beautiful sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Pat said...

This is beautiful Karen and the background looks great. I love that sentiment too. x

Craftychris said...

Beautiful blues for this wonderful card - gorgeous flowers and a cool background! xxx

Glennis F said...


Bonnie said...

I love all the wonderful depth without the bulk, Karen! Love that layout too!

Contagiously Crafty said...

So pretty - I love your watercoloring. So glad to have found you through Try It On Tuesday's challenge.

CherylQuilts said...

Karen, this is gorgeous, and I love how you've masked the flowers and used the other sets to add "pizzazz!" love the color, as of my favorite shades of blue! Hugs!

Marina said...

What gorgeous shades of blue and your techniques are wonderful.

Susan said...

Love all the blues, and the way you added the embossed white dots and bits of graffiti.

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at TioT's. The colours and flowers are lovely.

Ina G said...

Another beauty Karen. I love how you colour your flowers. Great sentiment.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW I love your card and all the blues, Karen. Absolutely stunning.


Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card love the blues,
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

Barb said...

Lovely colours and super stamping. A beautiful card Karen. Barbxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such soothing blues!

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Karen!! I love the blue color, so soft!! You paired the flowers with a great sentiment. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Hannelie said...

I am so in love with all your artwork Karen, this is another amazing example why!

Thanks for playing at CASology this week!

Dandi93 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, love the masking on this to bring in different layers that add beautiful interest to the card.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Luscious blues on this wonderful card. I love all the texture you created without adding layers - great use of multiple techniques. The sentiment goes beautifuly with the Time Out words for this challenge. Thanks so much for sharing wtih us at Time Out Challenges.

Donna said...

Another beauty, Karen. Love the different depths of colour. x

Teresa Kline said...

hello karen! this is the very pretty..luv those flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Lynn said...

I love the strength that the sentiment conveys. Gorgeous stamping!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!