Sunday, 29 October 2017

Breathe Kindness

Meet today's card.
Today, I am hosting the Technique Lovers Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.
For my challenge, I am presenting Loll Thompson's video as inspiration:

If you are a regular here at my blog, you know that I have been addicted to this fun and easy technique to create quick, simple backgrounds.  What I also love about them is that they are easy to stamp over.  I use a heavy white cardstock but you can use watercolour paper as Loll suggests in her video.  I think most of you already have some kind of water based ink on hand.

So using Loll's technique and some Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides, my background was born.  It dries quickly which is good if you want to get down to stamping like I do.
I stamped the Grafitti down the left side to help ground the card with Salty Ocean so it would blend in with the layers of ink already on my card.
I place the thistle stamp into my Misti, inked with black and pressed onto my paper.
I also did that with the sentiment.



Thanks so much for taking a look.
Hope you get a chance to try it out.


Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
The Male Room- SILHOUETTES
Addicted to Stamps and More- PHOTO INSPIRATION

Supplies
Stamps- Grafitti (Kaisercraft)/ Nature Flowers (Art Journey)/ Day by Day (Technique Junkies)
Ink- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean Distress Oxides/ Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ non-stick craft sheet (TH)/ Mister (TH)

30 comments:

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

stunning!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous card and I love the background technique! Beautifully done! x

aussie aNNie said...

An absolute classy card.xx [aNNie]

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

Brawny said...

Great card karin. X

Bunny said...

Beautiful and inspirational card. [Bunny]

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's another very beautiful card Karen
Gr Karin

Daffodil Cards said...

I have 2 hats on while visiting today, your card is amazing and beautiful and I love the sentiment, you always have such wonderful ones to share. With my DT hat on - It's perfect for the challenge. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at The Male Room. Faith DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful!

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful card, love your background you have created.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week. Jo x

Susan said...

Beautiful shades of blue! Great layers and texture in your background. And a wonderful sentiment! I'll have to join in the SCS challenge!

Loll said...

Your graffiti stamp looks amazing over the splash background and paired with those gorgeous thistles. Great design, my friend! xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful splashed and stamped background for your silhouette thistle and sentiment. You are definitely the expert on this Splash technique, Karen. TFS I plan to play soon:-) Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh no... now I can't remember how to breath. Like when the doctor tells you to first take deep breaths and next tells you to breath normally and you can't figure out how. EEK!

Seriously, your card isn't that stressful. In fact it is quite lovely and relaxing.

tonilea said...

beautiful

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful colours on your glorious background. Love how you've done the background stamp in the blue....clever and so creativity. What a beautiful sentiment and love the pop of black with those thistles...another stunner! x

Bobby said...

Wonderful sentiment with your beautiful background, Karen.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, mf! I love how you've overstamped in the same colours.

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous mixed media card with a wonderful sentiment, Karen!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous stamp layering, I love that graffiti stamp, what a great combo with the thistle :)

Davi said...

So pretty Karen, love the thistle image with the background ;)

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karen. So lovely.

Hugs
Anke

akbutte said...

That is just beautiful! I will have to get smooshing!!

Maxine D said...

What a striking card - love the blues in the background, and the silhouette stamps against it are always dramatic
Blessings
Maxine

Monika Reeck said...

your flower card always stunning Miss Karen
love this one too
great all blue on the BG
many thanks to joining with us this time at ATSM
hugs
Monika

Cara said...

Gorgeous card, love the background you've created x

Gabi MeWi said...

Love this sentiment and your background is amazing.

Julia Aston said...

The mix of colors you used for your background are beautiful behind your wonderful silhouette stampings Karen!

Chris said...

Wow, wow, wow, I love the background, I will have to watch the youtube and try it out, and such a great silhouette image, perfect for our challenge! Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.
Chris (DT) xx

Shawna Standish said...

Holy Moly this is so pretty.. You can just skootch that card my way, will ya? My address is... Seriously this is an amazing card! Your backgrounds have always inspired and captivated my imagination. This card has flowers, yes, but with a definite masculine feel. What a delight to see you at The Male Room!!
Cyber Hugs,
Shawna DT