Saturday, 9 September 2017

Simple Pleasures

Hello and Welcome.

I haven't had much time for stamping these days.
Very happy to be able to create a card today.

This card is simple and clean looking using a fresh colour of green Distress Oxide ink.  Love how you can easily stamp over these inks and they are great for creating layered backgrounds.
For this bkg. I must give a big shout-out to my friend Loll Thompson and her video:

Very fun and easy tutorial to follow too!
Hope you check it out.

I used Peeled Paint DOX for my background and when dry, I stamped the images over the inky green using my Misti.  To add further interest to my card, I stenciled the clock face to one side and the dots on the other.
 I love how this card turned out, simple and quick to create.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Enjoy your weekend.


Adding my card to these challenges:
 Art Journey- Pastel Colours
Little Red Wagon- CREATE A BKGD
Craft Stamper- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES
Simon Says- STAMPtember STAMP IT


Supplies
Stamps- Nature Flowers- (Art Journey)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Peeled Paint DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy weight white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ Stencils-Clockworks, Dot Fade (TH)/ applicator tool (TH)

28 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful background splash technique with your Distress Oxides Green. Love how you added the stenciling, silhouette image and sentiment. TFS Karen. Hugs

Craftychris said...

Fabulous stamping on your wonderful green background! I adore this card! xxx

Annie said...

I love your card! That is such a great watercolor technique! I can't wait to give it a try. And your stenciling over it is an added awesomeness!

Brawny said...

Fabulous card x

Wanda Cullen said...

Karen, this is such a gorgeous card! Will have to check out Lol's video!

Pat said...

The teasels are gorgeous Karen, and such a detailed stamp by Art Jouney, and the splash background combined with the clock face and dots complements them so well. x

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful card :)

Christine Alexander said...

Karen this is stunning, awesome background and I love that stamp. Love it :)

Susan said...

Wonderful to see the stenciling over the splash background! Perfect for your great thistles. Love the way the sentiment fits perfectly next to the stem.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, beautifully designed and coloured, the background is made so interesting with the clock image, I love it Kate x

Aquarius said...

Love this and thanks for the link to a tutorial which I will check out.

Marina said...

Truly gorgeous background to show off those beautiful thistles.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant, love the colours and your technique. I agree Loll has some awesome tuts out there..xx [aNNie]

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card - love that fresh, crisp green and the wonderful texture you have created with the stencils
Blessings
Maxine

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssss Karen
Gr Karin

Annick said...

Nice indeed, Karen and nothing blue to be seen. Completely out of your 'comfort zone' but pretty !

Mac Mable said...

This is amazing, always love how you do your glorious backgrounds and layering x

Bonnie said...

Love this shade of green and the layered stenciling! A fantastic background, my friend! And the silhouetted thistles are wonderful! Love this card!

Loll said...

LOVE the combination of bright green with black. Such a beautiful card with layered stenciling, Karen. Thanks so much for the shout out!! xx

Linda said...

I love this .... the green looks amazing with the black. Great stenciling too. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Cara said...

Fabulous card, I love the layering x

Bobby said...

All the techniques and the colors are terrific, Karen.

shirley-bee said...

Karen, you have such a knack of making fabulous backgrounds and pairing them with exactly the right image stamp. Love it! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

Lin said...

Loving this lime color, Karen, and the mix of these elements! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Brenda said...

Love this technique! Your background turned out so wonderful, such a gorgeous stamp you used. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

ElizabethR said...

Love your background such a great colour. Thanks for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

Louise said...

Just love your card Karen. Thanks for joining in our Art Journey Challenge!!

Ellie Knol said...

Congrats on winning at Art Journey!