Sunday, 17 September 2017

End of Summer

Good Morning.
Meet today's card.  Very simple one using this great technique with video by my sweet friend Loll Thompson that I am now addicted to!!

This technique is super simple and makes a background simple and quickly.
For my card, I rubbed Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto my non-stick craft sheet, sprayed with water and 'slapped' my paper into the wet ink getting the splashed look on my card front.
I repeated that process using some Faded Jeans Distress Oxides to add more depth and colour.
I dried between the layers to create the water drops that looks like an ocean spray.

When that was all dry and I was happy with the colour layering, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti with black Memento ink then clear heat embossed.
I die-cut the birds and glued them onto my card front.


I hate to see summer end but right now we are having summer weather that I will totally enjoy.
Have a great rest of your wknd.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Little Red Wagon- DISTRESS IT
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Alphabet Challenge- 'N' FOR NAUTICAL
CAS Watercolour- SILHOUETTE
Time Out- INSPIRED BY WORDS

Supplies
Stamp- Bring on the Sun (Technique Tuesday)
Inks- Tuxedo Bl Memento/ DOX- Faded Jeans, Broken China
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- cl eb powder/ heat tool/ non-stick mat (Ranger)/ Misti/ 
Birds in Flight die (Memory Box)

31 comments:

Susan said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one that Loll has got addicted to Splash Watercolour backgrounds!! Love your blend of the two shades of blue - perfect for the lovely white seagulls and the fabulous sentiment!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is simple gorgeous Karen

gr karin

Mac Mable said...

Not sure of the post heading lol xx Don't you just hate to see the end of it?...up here in Scotland it is one long Winter. Anyway...Your card is so delicate with a great technique and so looks like water spray x Subtle idea to pop the white die cut gulls onto your gorgeous card. The sentiment is so lovely and is making me hold onto the Summer for as long as possible...Thank you x

nancy littrell said...

You have already mastered Loll's Splash Watercolouring technique, Karen. I think Distress Oxides are the perfect medium for this technique. Your background is so perfect for your soaring seagulls and wonderful quote. TFS my friend. Hugs

Laine said...

Stunning card and so uplifting!
Laine
xx

Virginia Lu said...

Another gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Clean and Simple” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Bunny said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you described creating it. Slap that paper down and it comes out gorgeous. That is a great sentiment. [Bunny]

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed card Karen, lovely colours and the birds are wonderful, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I love the splash background with your DOX inks:)

Verna Angerhofer said...

CAS and so very gorgeous! What a great design and fabulous sentiment too!

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Karen. And what a lovely sentiment!!!!!!!

Bonnie said...

This background is a perfect match for these soaring birds, my friend! They look like they are enjoying summer too!

aussie aNNie said...

Karin, wow, because of you and your inspiring cards and techniques, [and Lolls] I have been enjoying my distressed oxides so much. Have a few cards to publish but can't yet due to DT commitments... I thought the birds were stenciled on with texture paste as I have a stencil similar to these birds, looks awesome...hugs.xx

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning, Karen. I love your wonderful background and the birds and the beautiful sentiment.

Hugs
Anke

papierelle said...

I love how create the background.

Maxine D said...

What a fun and fabulous card - love those gulls wheeling about the gorgeous water background. And a most appropriate quote to go with them.
Blessings
Maxine

sandie said...

wow Karen, I love how you used the white dies here against this amamzing background, just stunning and gives such a peaceful look and I am so pleased to see you join us at Time Out

Anita in France said...

Gosh, Karen ... what a stunner! That splash watercolour background is gorgeous, there's such a wonderful sense of depth ... and those white die cut birds add such a brilliant sense of movement! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Loll said...

That background is amazing, Karen. Love the depth and texture created by layering splashes of ink. It really looks like the ocean with spray ... so perfect for this time of year. And I love your sentiment quote and white birds. Thanks for the shout out, dear friend. xx

Julie B said...

Love your smooched background, it really has the suggestion of a boiling sea!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

JanR said...

Another wonderful card, Karen! Such a neat technique. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon again.

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE that sentiment and the birds and the "sky" another fabulous card Karen.
Faith
x

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp CAS challenge. Gayatri xx

Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

I can feel the ocean spray and breezes just looking at this lovely card!

Stamping Bubbles said...

A beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet, good luck!!! Amy DT

Pat said...

I adore this very atmospheric piece Karen and the white seagulls look fabulous over that oxide ink background. x

Dawn E said...

Love the quote!

Cazro said...

A stunning card, a fantastic background. Thanks so much for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

sandie said...

congrats for getting Honours at Time Out x