Saturday 28 April 2018

Rainy Garden View

Happy Saturday.
I had some 'play' time and I just got a new Distress Oxide ink colour I just had to try...Blueprint Sketch.  Let's just say that I wasn't disappointed! 

I wanted a simple card with an irregular inside edge, so I took strips of Post-It Tape and tore them down the middle to use as my masks, giving me a nice white border.
Next, I inked up an acetate sheet with Peacock Feathers, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process using some Salty Ocean DOX as well.  It gave me a rainy style background.
When that was dry, I inked up the flowers with the Blueprint Sketch and stamped using my Misti. and sponged in the edges and some of the background with more Peacock Feathers.  
I removed the tape that I used to mask and simply mounted it onto a blue piece of cardstock.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming to take a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Cardz for Gals- APRIL SHOWERS
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Dans la Nature (Carabelle)
Inks- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white and blue cs.
Accessories and Tools- acetate sheet, Mister (TH), Misti; Sponging Tool (TH)


Bonnie said...

Wonderful layers of blue, Karen! I love how the Blueprint Sketch pops on the other blues! The splatters add the look of texture and dimension!

Susan said...

That's what my garden looks like today - very rainy with lots of blue forget-me-nots blooming! Lovely card, beautiful background, and great use of the Blueprint Sketch ink for the flower. I just got that colour too.

Nora Noll said...

This is awesome!! I like how you used the torn edges to make an uneven edge to the ink. Very cool effect. Really beautiful card!

I Card Everyone said...

Karen these blues are perfect for you! and a trio of gorgeous on this stunning creation!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous layering of your DOX inks, and love the monochrmatic colours with your stamping and background. Beautiful :)

Pat said...

Such a bright and beautiful combintion of blues Karen and the Blueprint Sketch ink has work so well for the added flowers, and love the clean edges you have got by using the masking tape. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic look with the blue on blue design.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE your blue cards, they have so much impact.

Loll said...

This is gorgeous Karen. The rainy background is perfect ... looks just like the weather here today. :) So pretty with the thistle and wild flower. xx

Unknown said...

Very beautiful card. I love the calming and serene. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I love the monochromatic colors and the beautiful rainy style background! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
Tammy x

Sue - said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Your card definitely looks like the rain came and made the flowers grow! Thanks so much for sharing your April Showers card with us at Cardz 4 Galz! - Chris, DT