Friday 29 September 2017

Fill Your Heart with Happiness

Good Morning.
I wanted to make a card that made me feel happy so here it is.
I used some of my favourite stamps, one of my favourite techniques and my fav colour of course.

I began by creating the background using my latest new technique called Splash Watercolour.
It is so easy and fun to do using the Distress Oxides as they layer so nicely.
* for the best results in layering, dry each inking before slapping more ink onto your paper *
 When my background was dry, I placed the stamps into my Misti, inked with Memento black and stamped.  I did the same thing with the sentiment.

To create more of a 'collage' looking card, I randomly stencilled in the background using more of the DOX and did a bit of stamping with a mixed media stamp.
That's it.....feeling when done, happy!

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES 
Use Your Stuff- OLD AND NEW
(new DOX, older stamps and sentiment)

Stamps- Nature Flowers- (Art Journey)/ Wildflowers Umbells (Magenta)/ Fill Your Heart (Rubbernecker)/
Mixed Media (STAMPlorations)
Ink- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans DOX (TH)/ Tuxedo Black (Memento) 
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Dot Fade stencil (TH)/ Misti/ non-stick craft sheet/ Mister (TH)/ sponge applicator


Pat said...

This is gorgeous in your signature blue tones Karen and love the silhouette flowers and the pretty splashing and stamping in the background using the oxide inks. x

Chris C said...

Really amazing techniques - and really beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning...just one beautiful card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

froebelsternchen said...

What a delightful piece! Unique! Happy weekend!

Mac Mable said...

Such an eye catching technique, colours and layout. You look like you had fun with this one? x

Christine Alexander said...

stunning stamp and colour layering, BTW congrats on your Craft stampers top 3 recognition. So well deserved :)

Loll said...

So you Karen. Love this gorgeous card with the layering of colours, stenciling and stamping. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the stenciled design and the beautiful blue colors. And, the silhouette image and sentiment are perfect too!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Karen, love the background, sentiment and silhouette!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Monika Reeck said...

your flower card is always Stunning Karen
this is no doubt
and this will be a winner card on some challenge
your combination is totally rock
Love this!!
many thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this time

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Karen! I love the background and the lovely silhouetted flowers! And you have another fantastic sentiment! It makes me feel happy too!

Susan said...

Wonderful shades of blue, texture stamps, and silhouettes! And a great sentiment to top it off!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful happy card Karen - Love it!

Cara said...

Love how striking this card is x

Bobby said...

Your mixed media looks are always so fabulous, Karen.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Another Stunning card.