Friday, 13 April 2018

Watercolored Birthday Greetings

Hello and Welcome.
Today, I have the pleasure of being the Guest at
Here is the card I created for the theme 'Take a Stamp'.

I began by watercolouring the background with some of my Distress Oxide inks.  To do that, I pressed the pads directly onto my non-stick mat, sprayed with a bit of water and picked up the colour with a paintbrush.  I also used my 'acetate inking' technique to add colour to the background.
To see how I do that, go here.
When I was happy with the inking, I stenciled with some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and then stamped the clock face and the birthday greeting.  
BTW....my husband loved his card.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to CAS- BUBBLES
Aud Sentiments- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Seize the Birthday- VIBRANT BIRTHDAY


Supplies
Stamps- Birthday (Studio G); Weathered Clock (Hampton Arts); 
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxide (Peacock Feather, Fossilized Amber, 
Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- acetate sheet; stencil(TCW); paintbrush; non-stick craft mat (TH)
Mister (TH)



29 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome background!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is lovely Karen
Gr Karin

Glennis said...

Gorgeous!

Evelyn S. said...

I LOVE the vibrant colors...and the watercoloring with the oxides. It's a special birthday card, for certain!

Pat said...

This is so bright and pretty Karen and I love the HA clockface and what looks like an added bit of stencilling, and that yellow stands out beautifully against the blue and purple oxides. Congratulations on your Guest spot over at Craft Stamper Magazine too. x

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful watercolour background for your stamp :)

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Karen - the background is fabulous, and the stamping 'just enough'. congratulations on being featured by Craft stamper!
Blessings
Maxine

Sarn said...

Stunning card Karen. Fantastic inky background coupled with super stamping and stencilling . . . what's not to love? Your husband clearly has EXCELLENT taste!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT. Love this Karen, the background and stamping is fabulous.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Gibby Frogett said...

Love the colours and background especially - thats a really gorgeous card Karen.
Congrats for the guest spot on CS magazine too.
Gill x

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, my talented friend! Your card is beautiful with the splashes of color in the background! Love the colors and the way the water moved the ink! The stamping makes this a perfect birthday card for a guy or gal!

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations Karen, well deserved. Your card is beautifully designed with fabulous colours, Kate x

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card yet again Karen, loving the colours too. Congrats on the Guest design spot too mf ;) hugs Viv xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the beautiful splashes of color you created on your background. Another wonderful card design.

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting with this fabulous and beautiful card. Gorgeous colours on that artsy and fabulous background. The black soot distress oxide stamping and stencilling looks great x

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful background. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Susan said...

Fabulous birthday card - beautiful colours and theme. I may CASE it in different colours as the clock is a great motif for a masculine card.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
Aud Sentiments
My Blog As I do Rodos

Bobby said...

Congratulations on your magazine guest spot, Karen. I love the vibrant colors on your background. You have the knack for acetate inking. Mine never seem to work the way yours do.

I Card Everyone said...

I'm always delighted by your cards, Karen - so happy you've been recognized by Craft Stamper - you deserve it! Just look what you can do with a bit of acetate!!!
It was an extra wonderful surprise to meet you at ScrapFest - wish we'd had time to sit and get inky with Virginia! Another time, I hope! xx
=]

Loll said...

Fantastic design Karen. Love the beautiful mix of colours with your smooshed and acetate inked background. Great mix of stamped elements. Congrats on being GD at Craft Stamper Magazine! xx

cm said...

I'm captivated by your beautiful smooshed background and cool images design! Definitely eye-catching! You've made your mark in a most impressive fashion; thrilled to see your amazing creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~carol

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunningly beautiful.
Faith
x

Bobby said...

I'm back to thank you for sharing your colorful card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More, Karen.

Nancy said...

You deserve that recognition for sure! This another beautiful card! You always have the best backgrounds! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

Doni High said...

Hi,Karen! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS this week. Love your card!

Aileen said...

Fab card my friend and we are honoured together forever on Seize the Birthday, how cool is that.

Anja Curvers said...

Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS with such a pretty card.

Creative world said...

Awesome card and beautiful design too...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge
Željka DT xx