Monday 15 January 2018

Just Because- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning and Welcome.
Time for another card for The Flower Challenge
This month out theme is:

For my card, I took a super simple approach.
I placed this stamp called Sketchy Florals into my Misti and stamped with black.  I stamped the flower part again onto another piece of cardstock and cut it out using a Spellbinder die.

I haven't watercoloured using my Distress Oxides yet but have read how others have loved using them for that, so I decided to give it a try. 
I rubbed the inks onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the colors with a wet paintbrush.  I found it worked best if I wet my paper first to help the inks flow and move better.  I have to say that they worked great.
When the circle was dry, I used pop dots to position it over the main stamped panel and stamped the sentiment from that same set at the top.  
To add some extra interest, I covered the flower with some clear Wink of Stella which is a shame that you can't see it in the photo.

There is still time to play along so I hope you will join us.
Thanks for looking.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamping- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Make My Monday- BLUE AND WHITE
The Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Sketchy Florals- Altenew
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Broken China DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- circle die (Spellbinder); Wink of Stella (clear); pop dots; paintbrush; 
non-stick craft mat


Pat said...

Another beautiful blue creation Karen and the spotlight technique is not one I have tried yet so must soon rectify that. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful spotlight card. Love the blues too!

nancy littrell said...

Simply Gorgeous Brushos watercoloured spotlight flower, Karen. I must try WC with my Brushos. always inspire me my friend. Hugs

Susan said...

You have used the spotlight technique perfectly on this card - love the simplicity of it!

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE that blue!!

Loll said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful example of the spotlight technique Karen. Have not tried watercolouring with DOX inks yet. Thanks for the tip about adding water to the card first. xx

Brawny x said...

Beautiful card x

aussie aNNie said...

Back from vacation and ready to comment...stunning post love ity Karen.xx [aNNie]

Bonnie said...

Wow! What beautiful blue!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your spotlighting looks lovely. I have been thinking about what I might do for this challenge and just haven’t come up with anything yet. Maybe soon! Have a good night!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful spotlight technique and love the simplicity of it, I bet the shimmer looks wonderful IRL. great tip on using wet on wet technique for the DOX inks :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful flower to use as a spotlight, teh effect is so very beautiful.

Cara said...

This is just so pretty x

Cazro said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

Monica Maier said...

I love this affect with the pop of blue on the die cut piece! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Monica DT

Chris C said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic technique. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

meg said...

Beautiful card great technique Thank you for joining the challenge at MMM this time around.

missgailly said...

I am in love with all your cards, especially this one! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Viv said...

Just fabulous Karen, love the stamping, love the flower, love the colour 'spotlighting' it all mf ;) hugs Viv xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Simple and impactful CAS card with the spotlight technique, Karen! Thanks for the tip for watercoloring with distress oxide ink. I'll wet my paper first next time! :-) Hideko

anaisa.31 said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us!
Ana Isabel Dt Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog