Thursday 14 June 2018

Friendship- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Time for another card for

We have a fun theme this month, choose to make a card from a previous challenge.
Looking back, I chose to use Challenge #12 Tic Tac Toe.  I used the middle line- gems/watercolour/CAS.

I began by placing a piece of watercolour paper into my Misti, inked up the flower from the Penny Black set called Radiant and stamped my first flower in the bottom corner.  I created a mask by stamping on a piece of scrap paper and used it to cover up my first stamped flower so I could stamp additional flowers that appear behind the first image.  Masking is such a great way to use the same image to stamp multiples that appear to be overlapping.
Next, I pulled out my Distress Oxide inks, rubbed them onto my non-stick craft mat and using a wet paintbrush, I picked up the colour and painted in my flowers.  I added a few green splatters over the flowers when dry and stamped the sentiment also from Penny Black and clear embossed it to help make it pop.
I cut away the bottom corner as I felt there was too much white space left there and so the green background paper would show through.  
Finally, I glued some black gems to the center of my flowers.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you get time to play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Southern Girls- ANYTHING GOES
Penny Black and More- IN THE GARDEN
Crafting From the Heart- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Radiant (PB); Treasured Sentiments (PB)
Ink- Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple DOX (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- Canson Watercolour
Accessories and Tools- Misti; black gems; clear eb powder; paintbrush; non-stick craft mat; 
heat tool, Tombow Mono clear glue


cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, love the blooms and the colours, Kate x

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully watercolored flowers, Karen. I love how you cut away the white in your lower right corner to show more of the green CS. It really balanced nicely your CAS design. TFS my friend. Hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

I absolutely love those pretty yellow blossoms and the wonderful sentiment as well. Your work with watercolors is so fantastic!

Pat said...

Such beautiful watercoloured flowers Karen and love the colours, and a wonderful design idea to cut away the bottom right hand corner to show that pretty green card behind, and I also love the black gems as centres for the flowers and another great sentiment too. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful colouring and design Karen

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful masking and colouring. The cut away in the corner looks fabulous and I think your card is so beautiful x

Marilyn said...

Wow... so pretty and such a clever and inventive layout.

Bonnie said...

The black gems really make these gorgeous yellow flowers come alive, Karen! I love how you've cut around the bottom of the flowers! A very interesting layout!

Susan said...

Love the bright yellows and oranges - makes for a really cheerful card. And a great sentiment too.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and gorgeous colours Karen.xxHave a great weekend.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, the gems are perfect for the centre of the flowers, love the fussy cut frame to the flowers.

Laura said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the creative ideas!

Viv said...

Perfect flowers and such a pretty card again Karen,another stunning creation by you mf 😀 hugs Viv xx

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful card Karen - love the trimmed back corner - that is so effective in adding interest without detracting from the image(s).

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

brenda said...

Beautiful stamping and colouring and really effective with the cut out corner, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More 'In the Garden' challenge.

B x

Aileen said...

Beautiful bouquet of flowers Karen, love the design. Yellow flowers so pretty.

Loll said...

Beautiful card as always Karen. Love the bright summery colours of your flowers. xx

stampingbowd said...

This is so gorgeous! The coloring is gorgeous1 I just love the flower centers! I love the design with the flowers in the corner. I just entered the Southern Girls challenge for the first time and saw your lovely card linked so I had to come over and say hi!

Bobby said...

Masking, watercoloring and fussy cutting. A triple threat card that is absolutely beautiful, Karen. The black gem centers are the perfect final touch.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

A beautiful bouquet of flowers, yellow is always a happy color.
Love how you snipped the bottom right corner of your flower panel, that is a fabulous detail.
Beautiful card.

Ericka Strange said...

Great card Karen and I love these beautiful flowers. So pretty with the green.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your flowers, colour combo & colouring, LOVE your sentiment too!
Thank You for joining us at the Southern Girls Challenge :)

Roman reigns said...

Continue the good work and people will continue to come to your blog! I have been updating my blogs, as well.