Saturday, 16 September 2017

Love Letter- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Welcome
It's time for another card for the 
 This month our theme is silhouette...right up my alley!



This card came together so quickly.
I inked the background using an acylic sheet and some Brushos.  The acrylic sheet is a backing from one of my stamp sets that is thin and flexible.
So, I sprinkled some Leaf Green Brushos onto the acrylic sheet, sprayed it with a bit of water to activate the ink and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process using some Turquoise Brushos and water until I was happy with the colour placement.  Since the acrylic sheet is so thin, I could bend it and place the ink exactly where I wanted it to go.
 Next, I placed this Love Letter stamp (new-to-me) into my Misti, inked with Archival Black ink and stamped.  It has all the details and splatters already on it so it's a super easy stamp to use and get great details and interest with little effort.  I clear embossed the image to get it to really pop.
I did add a hint of stenciling behind the main image using a Tim Holtz stencil and some Distress ink.
 



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
You still have time to come and play along with us too.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Less Is More- TAKE FLIGHT
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Craft Stamper Magazine- STAMP IT
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Love Letter (Prima)
Ink- Archival Black (Ranger)/ Brushos- Leaf Green, Turquoise/ Lawn Green Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ Mister (TH)/ paintbrush/ cl embossing powder/ heat tool/
stencil- Dot Fade (TH)/ acrylic sheet

37 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous smooshed Brushos background using your thin acrylic sheet. I am amazed that there was so much cool detail to your "Love Letter" stamped image:-) You even added a bit of your signature stenciling for even more subtle detail. TFS your technique, Karen. Hugs..

Dotty Jo x said...

Another beautiful card, Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed card and fabulous colours, Kate x

Brawny said...

A fabulous card x

Ina G said...

Love your Brusho background the smidgen of stenciling and THAT stamp just screams awesome. Another beautiful creation Karen.

Bonnie said...

Wow, Karen, this is fantastic! I've got to try the Brushos on the acrylic sheets because I love this look and that stamp makes me want to go shopping! Love that bit of stenciling in there!

Annie said...

Karen, love these colors with the black stamping. That's a great collage stamp.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this beautiful and artsy background, Karen! The subtle stenciling and the clear embossing make a big difference. Excellence in details! Hideko

Annick said...

What a lovely background you created here! Really nice !!

Gabi MeWi said...

Cool card.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful design!

Mac Mable said...

You truly are the master of building up the backgrounds and yet keeping it CAS. Glorious card today x

Kathyk said...

FABBYLICIOUS make and well done on fitting so many challenges

Kathyk

Susan said...

I haven't tried using the Brushos on an acrylic sheet to get the placement of my background - great technique. What a fabulous collage stamp to give the details of splatters as well as the beautiful butterflies! Great addition of a bit of stenciling too!

Susan said...

Wow, love this look! So artistic! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Virginia Lu said...

So striking!! What a gorgeous design, Karen! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Clean and Simple” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Bernie Juracek said...

Well done! Beautiful card!

Mia said...

Just beautiful, Karen!!!!!!

Maxine D said...

Wow - this is so dramatic Karen - love the results, and that subtle stenciling adds so much to the whole
Blessings
Maxine

Sharon said...

Wonderful smooshing with great shades of colour Karen, it all looks so free and easy! Maybe a tiny bit more of the card is covered than we generally like to see at Less is More - you know how we love our open, clear space 😉. The stamp is very dramatic & arty, and all in all your card is very beautiful. Thanks so much for popping this in to us at Less is More xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen
Gr Karin

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful layers of brushos and great stamping!!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Karen. Great job with the Brusho smooshed background. I struggle with powder inks. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina :)

cm said...

You've created a gorgeous background for your silhouette butterflies! Sooooo pretty! Thrilled to see your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
~carol

Loll said...

Gorgeous Karen! Love the colours of your acetate smooshed background. So bright and beautiful ... the stenciling adds some fun to it as well. Great with that amazing silhouette stamp. The black really pops off all that colour. xx

Cara said...

Love your inky background, it shows of that gorgeous stamp perfectly x

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card - again. love the combination of colours and design.
Faith
x

Craft-E-Place said...

Wow! Stunning card, just brilliant. I love everything about it!
Elaine

LaVon Hall said...

So beautiful and the amazing stamp is only $4.99. I have to get it. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Julia Aston said...

This is just beautiful Karen - love the blue and green Brusho background and the stamping in black just pops off it - nice addition of a little stenciling too! xx

Ksenija said...

Karen, this is an amazing card! Love the brushos splatters and partial stamping of the butterfly stamp. - Sweet Kobylkin

Neets B said...

What a gorgeous background, great work with your brushos, and I love your layering with the stamps and stencilling.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Linda said...

WOW!!! This is stunning ..... great job with the Brushos and I love the stenciling. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Maria said...

Lovely water colored background and wonderful butterflies!!

Bonnie said...

I loved this so much that this stamp is on its way! Thanks for enabling me again, my friend. And I was excited to see that this card was in the top 3! Congratulations!

Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on being one of the Top 3 in September's Craft Stamper Challenge, I'm not surprised it's such a beautiful card.

Kay Wallace said...

Gorgeous work!