Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Enjoying Small Moments


Good Morning.

I tried something different when I was playing around with my Distress Oxides and that is how I came up with this muted background.
I wanted a softer looking bkg for these beautiful Rubbernecker flowers.  There was a piece of white tissue paper sitting on my desk, so I flattened it a bit and rubbed my Distress Oxide ink pads directly onto the tissue paper.  Next, I laid that tissue paper, inked side down, onto my card front and sprayed with water to transfer the ink.  I just left it for a few minutes and removed to reveal this great blend of colours all ready to be stamped onto.

This stamp set is a 4 part flower so my Misti came in very handy.  I stamped the stems first by colouring them with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I went on to do the flower heads and all the details in the same way.
Stamped the sentiment using my Misti too.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Create and Inspire- ANYTHING GOES
Mix It Up- ANYTHING GOES, CLEAN AND SIMPLE


Supplies
Stamps- In the Breeze (Rubbernecker); Everyday Greetings (Mama Elephant)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Faded Jeans, Salty  Ocean, Seedless Preserves
Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, Tombow markers, tissue paper

20 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautifullllllllll Karen

gr karin

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS colours and stamping Karen, such beautiful work.
Faith
x

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful and soft background and fun technique with the oxides and tissue paper. Gorgeous colours and love those flower stamps x

Annie said...

This card is so pretty! That is a great technique you discovered. Thanks for sharing that with us. I like those flowers too. They look like they are swaying in a light breeze.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous and fantastic color choices. You always do great designs with the water color look. I am not so good though. LOL

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed Karen, love the soft inky look and your colours, Kate x

Pat said...

Your backgrounds are always beautiful Karen and this one is no exception, and the pink and blue tone in perfectly with your pretty Rubbernecker flowers, and love that sentiment too. x

Glennis said...

Gorgeous, another great background idea

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow.. the soft bg Awesome !

Loll said...

Transferring ink from the tissue gives a beautiful, soft background Karen. Love those gorgeous watercoloured flowers. xx

nancy littrell said...

You are so clever and creative, my friend. I LOVE your transfered from tissue paper watercoloured soft background for your beautiful watercoloured flowers. TFS your beautiful card and awesome new technique, Karen:-) Hugs..

Susan said...

What a great technique - I must try it! Love the blend of colours - makes me think of the pots of mixed lobelia I have on my front porch in the summer.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful background, Karen! Another great tissue paper technique! You're so clever! Love the garden of flowers!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous background, really perfect for pretty delicate flowers.

Maxine D said...

Wonderful card Karen - and I do love your background - well done on your technique!!
Blessings
Maxine

Dortesjs said...

A very beautiful card this ;O))

papierelle said...

Beautiful!! This is a great effect, the experiment has succeeded.

Bobby said...

Your experimenting came up with a wonderful technique, Karen. That background is beautiful and a great background for your flowers.

Brawny said...

Fabulous card Karen x

Cara said...

Love these beautiful flowers and gorgeous colours x