Monday, 16 April 2018

For the Birds- CAS Watercolour Challenge


Hello and Welcome.
It's time for another card for the 

Our theme this month is 'bird'.

I am using these great stamps from Frog's Whiskers Ink of the cranes.
I love the silhouettes they create.

So onto my card.
I die-cut a piece of heavy white cardstock using a die from MFT then I inked up the background with Distress Oxide inks and a piece of acetate. I rubbed the ink onto the acetate, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.
Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the bird silhouettes with black Memento ink.

After I was done inking my bird background with the DOX, there was still quite a bit of ink left on my sheet of acetate that I didn't want to go to waste, so I grabbed an extra piece of cardstock and pressed the ink onto that to create a watery looking piece to mount the birds onto.
In the top corner and on one side you will see where I did a bit of stenciling to add some interest.  I just used a baby wipe and rubbed over the ink already on my paper.  It lifted the ink in some places and deposited it in others and I was left with the impressions.  


I hope you will come and play along with us.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy for CAS- STENCIL
Stamps & Fun- MAN/BOY
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPED


Supplies
Stamps- Flying Crane, Standing Crane (Frog's Whiskers)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean, Peacock Feather; Blueprint Sketch)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; stencil-Leaves (STAMPlorations); script (TCW); piece of acetate;
In and Out Diagonal Stitch (MFT)

28 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen

gr karin

Bonnie said...

An awesome background, Karen! Love the added interest of the stenciling that peek out from the main image and those cranes are gorgeous!

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...absolutely BEAUTIFUL background Karen!! And your silhouetted Cranes look fabulous against that lovely background...absolutely beautiful card!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Karen, I love all the framing with the white background and those silhouette birds are so pretty against the blue.

Susan said...

Fabulous double-layered background for the silhouette birds. I love the stenciling on the bottom layer of the background, and of course I love all the gorgeous shades of blue!

Miranda Mols said...

Love the way you played with ink water and a stencil. Thanks for playing at CFC.

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Karen - love your wonderful backgrounds!
Blessings
Maxine

Annie said...

Fabulous watercolor background! Absolutely love it! Also love the layered look of the watercolor pieces. Great inspiration.

Josephine said...

Beautiful - love the background!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Karen, this is such a beautiful card, love the scene and layering you created.
Faith
x

I Card Everyone said...

Another beauty ... I would love to see this scene from my window, Karen!
=]

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Your background is amazing with the stenciling and lifting technique ... and "depositing the ink somewhere else" ... sounds easy but it takes your amazing talent to showcase this technique. Love the main panel with the three silhouettes. This is such a gorgeous, watery, beachy card. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Karen your scene is so very gorgeous! I love the beautiful blue backgrounds and that you layered the scene too.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh, I love this card, Karen! Gorgeous effect of the Distress Oxide inks and the acetate on the background! The leaf stenciling adds interest to the background and the black silhouette stamping is so cool and effective. Hideko xx

papierelle said...

You have captured a wonderful mood.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully coloured and designed Karen, I love the background stamping and those birds, Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! This rocks!

CherylQuilts said...

Karen, I absolutely love reading how you create your cards...amazing how you use the Distress Oxide inks and the acetate. I have to try this one day (when I clean off my desk and make it "safe" for working - haha). Truly love the background and especially love it as the scene for these birds! Stunning! Hugs and love! xoxo

Brenda in IN said...

Great card and I really like the results you got using the baby wipe. The stenciling added a bit of dimension to the card and gives the look of flight.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This card is absolutely gorgeous Karen! Both background panels are stunning (brilliant technique using the acetate) and the Crane silhouettes are the perfect focal point. So pleased you are playing along with our Water Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Mac Mable said...

Wow...just love the double layering of the background. Fabulous and beautiful colours and love how you used the stencil to take away some colour and leave such interesting and fabulous shapes. Wonderful card, lots to look at, tons to admire and such a unique and amazing card x

Bobby said...

Fantastic scene, Karen.

Marina said...

What a fabulous, peaceful scene.

Pat said...

A wonderful scene using these beautiful silhouette cranes Karen and the three shades of blue are perfect together, and the addition of the diagonal stitching around the edge is inspired and the colour looks great continued into the background with the stencilling. Fabulous! x

Yvonne van Bruggen said...

What a beautiful watercolor-card! Great use of a stencil/mask. Thank you for joining us at CFC! Many greetings, Yvonne

Stef Perry said...

The crane silhouettes look wonderful against the gorgeous background you created! It reminds me of our wildlife refuge down the road. I appreciate learning how you utilized the remaining ink and a stencil to make that interesting background panel too. Beautiful card Karen!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful! I love that dappled background for the silhouettes. Thanks again for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

Cynthia van der Wilk said...

Such a beautiful card. Love it. Thanks for joining the Crazy for CAS challenge.