Thursday 15 March 2018

Welcome Spring- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Time for another card for 

Our theme this month is Anything Goes and the DT's are all using some beautiful digital images to create our cards this month.
You also have a chance at winning these images from EunJi Jung at DotBStamp.

For my card, I printed out these lovely flowers images and watercoloured them using Brushos diluted with water.  I chose shades of yellow and oranges that reminded me of warm summer colours.
Using my Misti, I stamped a plaid background from Concord and 9th using some Peacock Feather Distress ink and set aside to dry. 
I die-cut a stitched frame and mounted the flowers over the corner of the frame and added the plaid background.  I stamped the sentiment in the top corner then lastly, using a fine line black marker, I colored in some of the flower center details then I covered the flower centers with Glossy Accents to give some shine.

You still have time to come and play along with us.
Thanks so much for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday- CELEBRATE
Seize the Birthday- TEAL AND WHITE

Stamps- Digital (DotBStamp); Happy Birthday (Studio G); Plaid (Concord and 9th)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peacock Feathers (Distress)
Paper- Heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, Glossy Accents (Ranger); Brushos; paintbrush;
fine line black marker; Tombow glue; stitched die (MFT)


Pat said...

What a vibrant and pretty colour combination Karen and Eunji's image is beautiful and just perfect for the treatment you have given it. The plaid background is great too. x

nancy littrell said...

Wow...your digital flowers watercoloured with Brushos turned out beautifully, Karen. I love your plaid background too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Susan said...

Blue and yellow are one of my favourite colour combinations so I love your card! It is so fresh and summery - makes me think of eating outside with a checked table cloth and a lovely vase of flowers on the table.

Verna Angerhofer said...

You certainly nailed this look with the gorgeous colors of the gingham and the flowers. I love it!

Bonnie said...

Pretty bold flowers! Love the black accents and the gingham background!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen

gr karin

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful! Jo x

Anonymous said...

beautiful card Karen xx

Loll said...

Love your beautiful spring flowers Karen. They are so pretty popped up over the turquoise plaid background. Awesome design, my friend! xx

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So pretty, Karen! Saw this on IG & loved the plaid bg & big yellow flowers. Lovely, mf!

Mrs A. said...

Gosh this looks so pretty. I love the flowers against the plaid background. hugs Mrs A.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, love the pretty flowers against the gingham background.

Viv said...

You made such a pretty card Karen. Loving your sunny coloured flowers and the blue checked background fits them so well too mf ;) hugs Viv xx

Bobby said...

I love the color variations you got by painting with Brushos, Karen. I need to try that. The flowers look wonderful on that checked background.

Julia Aston said...

Your bright blooms look wonderful against the blue plaid background Karen!

Aileen said...

Karen I love that plaid background you stamped. I didnt know you had stamped it. I assumed it was paper when I saw it on Instagram. Shows I should read everything mmmm. Off to check out the stamp, no I won't spend anymore money.... Does look good with those flowers. stunning actually

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your plaid background is amazing, love the yellow flowers and that you can watercolour after printing with this fab result? WOW!.

Barbara said...

This is a jaw-dropping gorgeous card. Such dramatic colors and a great design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Barbara DT Member

Betty J said...

What a happy card. It feels like spring!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Karen, what a gorgeous card, the bold colors of these flowers stand out beautifully with the soft plaid blue background.
How did you manage to watercolor this image after printing? I tried and the ink ran on me and that is why I decided to color my flowers with Prismacolor pencils.
Beautiful card Karen.

Jill V said...

Gorgeous vibrant colours - I love how those orange blooms look against the bold blue backdrop - they have me longing for Spring! Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday challenge at Time Out! Jill