Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Rainbow of Color- CAS Watercolour Challenge




Welcome.
Today, I have a card for our new challenge at the 

We have a fun theme to be inspired by this month; Rainbow

We are welcoming our guest this month as well, Hannelie (Desert Diva).  


To create my card, I began by making a monoprinted background.
I rubbed Distress Oxide inks onto my stencil, starting with the lightest colour at the top and moving down to the darkest at the bottom, sprayed with water to help blend the colours and pressed onto my paper.  When I lifted up the stencil, I was left with this wonderfully rainbow coloured background.
I dried the piece then placed it into my Misti.  I inked up the stamp from the Unity set and stamped it onto my rainbow background.  I stamped the sentiment then simply mounted it all onto a white card front.


I hope you will come and play along with us.  I'm sure we will have such a wonderful, colourful gallery this month.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Use Your Stuff- FREE WEEK
Watercooler Wed.- FEMININE ANYTHING GOES
Try It On Tuesday- STENCILS/DIE CUTS or both
Papercraft Challenge- CLEAN AND SIMPLE


Supplies
Stamps- Insightful Meadows (Unity); sentiment (Rubbernecker)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides- Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry,
Candies Apple, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers,
Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Bubble Layering Stencil (TH); Mister (TH)

40 comments:

Mac Mable said...

The mono print background looks amazing. The rainbow colours have blended so beautifully together. A very eye catching and unique card x

Glennis said...

a fabulous card Karen

Pat said...

What a fabulous background Karen with all those bright and pretty oxide ink colours with the spots, and the wild flower silhouette over the top and yet another great sentiment. I really must give the stencil inking a go. x

Loll said...

Fun! LOVE your polka-dot rainbow background Karen. Looks amazing with the silhoutte stamping of wildflowers and your beautiful sentiment. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, I love the coloured background and the fabulous floral image, great inspiration, Kate x

Kim S said...

Love all the bright colors with the crisp white background! Really stands out!! Great job!!

Bonnie said...

What a bright and fun background, Karen! You got such a strong imprint from the stencil! Love the silhouetted flowers on it! Fabulous sentiment too!

nancy littrell said...

I Love how you used your bright Distress Oxide inks for your rainbow stenciled monoprint background, Karen. A very striking and creative watercolored design with your added stamping. TFS Hugs..

Margaret Mifsud said...

Beautiful card Karen! Love the background, so different and so striking and works beautifully with the stamped images! Love this!!

Christine Alexander said...

stunning rainbow Monoprint background and love the contrast with the silhouette flowers.

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing, love the gorgeous colours Karen.x[aussie aNNie blog]

Maxine D said...

Stunning card Karen - the background on wonderful
Blessings
Maxine

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and fab Karen
Gr Karin

Cheetarah said...

What a gorgeous striking card! Love the stencil technique too! Seen at WCW challenge :) xo Cheetarah

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love the sentiment and how you created the beautiful rainbow of colour using the stencil - amazing πŸ˜€. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

I Card Everyone said...

I sometimes wonder why it takes so long for posts to enter my inbox, Karen... but this one was SO worth the wait!
You, and another favorite designer, have renewed my love of dots, and dots, and your rainbow of dots!!!
so gorgeous, with your silhouette of Queen Anne's Lace!
=]

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful rainbow of colors and a great stencil design. The silhouette images look amazing with it.

Leslie Miller said...

I do love color and your rainbow stenciled background has plenty of beautiful color! Wonderful popping black silhouette and a lovely sentiment.

Daffodil Cards said...

SO Beautiful Karen love the colours and the stencil is lovely for the background. LOVE it.
Faith
x

Susan said...

I would never have thought to do a rainbow monoprint with a stencil - what a brilliant idea, Karen!! I love the way the colours blend into each other. Perfect with the silhouette stamp and that great sentiment.

JanR said...

What a wonderful technique! It makes for a very pretty card. I love the colours you used.

akmoose said...

awesome! your stencil technique really caught my eye!

Rosie said...

Wow, a fantastic design


Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Bobby said...

A rainbow of polka dots. What could be more glorious. You have such a way with this technique, Karen.

Marcia HIll said...

What a FABULOUS card Karen!! I absolutely LOVE your background...SOOOO cool looking in the rainbow colors and a perfect backdrop for your silhouetted flowers! Lovely, lovely card and totally makes me smile!! :0)

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous CAS card.Thank you for joining us over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne

Penny Hanuszak said...

Love the monoprint background in your card Karen. The colours are fabulous and I love your silhouette image. Beautifully crafted. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday WWC168 Feminine Anything Goes Challenge". Awesome!

Susanne Vargas said...

Fantastic background for the silhouette flowers! Love this card!

Heidi Weaver said...

What a wonderful monoprint background you've created, Karen. The colours are perfect behind that beautiful silhouette. Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Ina G said...

That background of rainbow colours ROCKS! Karen. Fantabulous result. Love the black floral image and sentiment.

Maike from Maikreations said...

WOW! The rainbow background looks so, so cool! Love it! And those flower silhouettes look fantastic against the bright colours! Thank you so much for sharing your CAS creation with us at the Papercraft challenge! Have a fantastic week and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Jo Manna said...

Definitely a wonderfully rainbow background, your technique was a success. Loving the chalky vibrance of those DO inks. Stamping those wild flowers and sentiment in black was the finishing touch, a BEAUTY.
Truly a WoW card, xx

Gail said...

Beautiful! Love the silhouette against the wonderful colours of the background. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Renate said...

Wow!!! I love your colorful, and battered background. The black flowers are so even better into its own.
Thank you for sharing your stunning card at our challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.

-xiss- Renate.
(DT Papercraft Challenges)

Rein said...

Fabulous card!

froebelsternchen said...

A superb card Karen ! WOW! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

Mrs.B said...

That's such a cool background, great card,
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday, Avril

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous project! I love the background. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

Gwendolyn said...

What a fab technique which gave equally fab results, never thought to do it so thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations on being chosen as a Top 5 winner over at Try it on Tuesday with your amazing card! J 😊 x