Sunday, 4 June 2017

Natural Beauty- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
It's time for a new card for
The Flower Challenge

 This month's theme is Anything Goes.


Spring is blooming and the poppies are such a happy, welcome sight.
I picked up this wonderful stamp back in April at Scrapfest and wanted to ink it up.

I began by masking my watercolour  paper with painter's tape.  Just a reminder, if you are using this tape remove some of the tack or it will tear your paper.  Nothing worse then finishing a card front, removing the tape and ripping the edges.
I inked my stamp inside my Misti with black ink and stamped.  I added clear embossing powder over the image and heat set it.  Next, I  coloured them using my Zigs.  I like to put some colour on the base of my flowers then using a wet paintbrush, pull the colour up into the top of the image.
I stamped the sentiment and then used some Distress ink to sponge the edges, removed the painter's tape and mounted the piece onto a red cardstock base.




Thanks so much for coming by to take a look.
I hope you will come play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Watercooler Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Purple Frog- FABULOUSLY FLORAL

Supplies
Stamps- Sketchy Poppies (Frog's Whiskers Ink); Life's Path (High Hopes Rubber)
Ink- Tuxedo black Memento; Peeled Paint Distress (TH)
Paper- Canson 140lb watercolour
Accessories and Tools- MISTI, clear eb powder, heat tool, painter's tape, Zigs, paintbrush

42 comments:

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card and I love the sentiment.

Dortesjs said...

wonderfull poppies, very nice card

nancy littrell said...

Your poppies are so beautifully watercolored with your Zigs. Love your soft sponging around the edges and masked framing. Did I mention your beautiful sentiment? CAS Flower Perfection my friend. Hugs...

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful card !

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Love those poppies. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges. Love seeing you in the gallery.

bensarmom said...

Karen, I love your water coloring! The soft green behind those poppies really make them stand out. Your sentiment is just lovely.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a gorgeous card and I love those poppies. Your coloring is perfect for them.

Loll said...

Beautiful card, my friend. Love the bright red flower paired with the soft green. xx

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous, the poppies look stunning framed with the subtle sponging :)

Bonnie said...

Poppies are such happy flowers! I love how the wash of green, wonderful sentiment and black dots make the poppies show so brightly! Another lovely card, Karen!

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card, fabulously coloured poppies. Thanks for joining us at ATSM
Elaine

Heidi Weaver said...

Karen, you've brought the images to life with your soft background wash of colour and the exquisite watercolouring of the poppies. The Distress inks at the edges really adds to the border of the masked area. Love the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Those poppies just pop off the card!

Pat said...

What striking poppies, and that is a gorgeous bright red Karen. I love the masking and the pretty green you have used which complements the red perfectly. A great sentiment too. x

aussie aNNie said...

Beauty on a card, how gorgeous are those poppies.xx [aNNie]

Gabi MeWi said...

The Red of the poppies is wonderful.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Karen thanks so much for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Your poppies are so delightful and fresh, and I love the sentiment. Thanks for the tip about the painter's tape.

Fiona said...

Georgeous card and I love the way you have coloured in those poppies and your background. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Karen

Gr Karin

Lin said...

What a lovely sentiment, Karen, and your poppies are the perfect shade of red! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful card! I love your use of color to bring this image to life! The poppies are really fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning card, your colouring & the sentiment I just love them

Thank you for sharing with us at 'Crafty Purple Frog' this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Karen, I love now you framed your beautiful poppies with the light green color, this intensifies the brightness of their color.
The sentiment is one of the most beautiful I've ever read!! and thank you for the tip about the painter's tape, I've learn the hard way about how it can tear your paper. Also, when you remove the tape, do it slowly and towards you, making sure you bend it close to the paper, this minimizes the chance of any ripping.
Hugs,
Maria.

Gwendolyn said...

Gorgeous red poppies and i love how you created your distress inks background. Truly beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so beautiful.
Your colouring is perfect and I love how you created the effect of some soft light shining through the centre.

Marlies said...

A bautiful card with a lovely poppies and fab sentiment! Marlies

Ruth said...

What a beautiful bright and bold poppy. I agree with you on the painter's tape. I always stick mine to my trousers and peel it off to take away some of the tack before I use it and I have also been known to reuse bits if they've not ripped themselves - I've had so many destroyed projects before. Gorgeous card. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a vivid red! The card is wonderful but that sentiment takes the cake.

Bobby said...

I love the frame around the panel and the inking makes it really stand out, Karen. There are some papers that still rip even after using the tape numerous times on other paper and it is so aggravating.

Diane said...

Such lovely bright colors Karen and wonderful sentiment.

Hugs Diane

Gio said...

Wow, Karen this card is really gorgeous! So summerish and vibrant!

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS gorgeous gorgeous. love the quote too.
Faith
x

Viv said...

Fab card and Poppies Karen, you do make some amazing cards mf ;)hugs Viv xx

Julia Aston said...

Beautifully watercolored poppies Karen- they really pop off the green!

Aquarius said...

Love these vibrant poppies

Wendy Johnson said...

A beautiful card (poppies were my mum's favourite flower) and a lovely sentiment to go with it.

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, I love poppies and you've done this beautifully
Anne x

Mac Mable said...

Such great colours together and loving the sentiment too x Another eye catching card x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic poppies card you have made that fits in well with The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this month of “fabulously floral”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog Design Team Member).

TaeEun said...

A gorgeous sentiment to a beautifully colored poppy field!!! I like that you didn't color the petals completely! It gives the image a lovely loose look!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautifully coloured poppies and great sentiment
Carol x

Lucille K said...

Wonderful sentiment on your beautiful card :)