Sunday 15 October 2017

More Favorites- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Here is another card to celebrate our 1st Birthday at 

You must check out all the great prizes to be's going to be a great month.
The theme is such an easy one, 
Use Your Favorite Flower

Now you may be wondering about my card and the flowers I chose to stamp with.  I have so many favorite flowers and yes, some of them are weeds. 
As much of the garden flowers die off at Fall's arrival and cold nights, I love the lacy elegance of seeing all the Queen Anne's lace blooming in my area and so that's what I decided to stamp with.
 I created the background first using my Distress Oxide inks and the Splash Watercolour Technique which is so easy and fun.  Basically you rub ink onto a non-stick surface, spray with water and slap your cardstock into the wet ink.
When that was dry, I stamped the Love Letter (butterfly) in the background using the same colours of DOX that I had used to splash onto my cardstock.  I wanted the butterfly to be faintly visible.
Next, using my Misti, I stamped the flowers and the Queen Anne's Lace then the sentiment.
To add a bit more depth and interest to the background, I stenciled using some drywall tape.

 Please come and play along with us and have a chance to win some great prizes too!!
 Thanks so much for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges as well:

 Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
4 Crafty Chicks- FALL
Crimbo Crackers- CREATE A SCENE

Stamps- Love Letter (Prima)/ Nature Flowers (Art Journey)/ Dans la Nature (Carabelle)
Ink- Distress Oxides: Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber (TH)/
 Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ drywall tape/ non-stick craft mat/ Mister (TH)


nancy littrell said...

TFS your Queen Anne's Lace, Karen. We have so many growing along the edge of our woods and smaller ones in the fields. It was always my mom's favorite flower, so always makes me think of her when they are blooming:-)

I have always loved sunflowers and marigolds this time of year....hmmm. You are giving me ideas my friend:-) TFS your Fall beauty. Happy Birthday "Flower Challenge"!!!

Pat said...

I love the Autumnal colours Karen and the Queen Anne's Lace silhouette is beautiful along with the stamped butterfly and dry wall tape stencilling which add lots of interest in the background. x

Bobby said...

I guess the flowers would be smiling with this bright and beautiful background, Karen.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful background you created for your Queen Anne's Lace. And, that is such a wonderful sentiment too!

Nstiz said...

I have been a great fan of your spectacular backgrounds, Karen. This one is no exception. Love the cheerful colors on this as well as the subtle imagery in it. Beautiful card!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful fall colors in the background, Karen! I love the subtle butterfly stamped over it and the stenciling! I love seeing the Queen Anne's Lace too! So pretty!

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Karen especially with your fall colours for your stenciling

Loll said...

Pretty fall colours for your background Karen. Stamping the butterflies in subtle colours adds so much depth to your card. Love those "weeds". :) xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a sunny effect on this card, with Autumn days having that glow, a Beautiful card Karen.

Lisa Lara said...

Love all those gorgeous layers Karen.

Susan said...

Fabulous background with the faint butterfly and the stenciling! And a great arrangement of flowers - I too love seeing Queen Anne's Lace blooming in the autumn!

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful card Karen - love the subtle butterfly!!

Brawny x said...

Great card karen x

Leanne said...

So pretty, love the color and those flowers of course. Thank you for sharing your card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Fall Challenge.
Leanne DT/4CC

Karren said...

Gorgeous card, Karen, and such an amazing background!

Kampin' Karen said...

Well, Karen...not only do I like your name, I like your card! I especially love the sentiment. I do believe flowers smile. TFS.

Viv said...

Another fabulous card Karen and that background is amazing, love the dramatic black of the flowers too.Just fabulus mf ;) hugs Viv xx

Cara said...

Just gorgeous Karen x

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous background with great it x

ElizabethR said...

Just beautiful, I love the background. Thank you for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful background you created here Karen! love the colors and the stampings! thanks so much for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Autumn Colors challenge! Julia xx