Sunday 15 July 2018

Playing with Blue- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Time for another card at 

Great theme we are playing with this month
(we can use black for the sentiment)

So onto my card.
I love to play with my inks especially my Distress Oxides.  I often rub them onto a piece of acetate or my non-stick craft mat, spray with water and ink up my paper.  
My dilemma comes after that....what to do with the leftover ink since I hate to waste it?   So now, I always keep an extra piece of cardstock handy to mop up the extra ink left behind and that is how this background came to be.

I used some Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean DOX, sprayed with water and pressed my cardstock into that.  After it dried, it was just a mess of color with no focal area, so I took a stencil and some Blueprint Sketch DOX and stenciled right over the inkiness.  I loved the results!  
When that was all dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment with Memento black ink and clear heat embossed to help it pop against the inked background.
I die-cut the flowers, glued them in place and then I added some clear gems to help the flowers pop, keeping my card simple and very monochrome.

Thanks so much for coming by to take a look.
Please check out the amazing card at our challenge too.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Live, Laugh, Love (Rubbernecker)
Inks- Memento black= Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (Sweet Petunia)= Dandelion Posies die (Creative Expression)=
Floral Radar Stencil (TCW)= clear eb powder= heat tool= Mister (TH)


Karen Dunbrook said...

Thanks so very much for coming to visit!

Pat said...

That mix of blues always look fab and the added stencilling and the white die cut flowers finish it so prettily Karen. x

Viv said...

Such a beautiful monochrome card Karen. Loving the blue of course too and the pretty flowers ;) hugs Viv xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous blue layering, stenciling, stamping and die cut flower, Karen. Such a beautiful way to use your leftover inks. TFS my friend. Hugs.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome use of the stencils and beautiful blue colors. I love the stamping too.

Linda said...

WOW! What an amazing mix of all those shades of blue, love the background. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Bonnie said...

What a great idea to stencil with a darker color over your mopped up piece! Mopped up backgrounds are my favorite! Love the die cuts too!

Nora Noll said...

WOW!! This is amazing!! I LOVE the blended colors and your use of the blues on this. STUNNING card!!

Rachel Vass said...

Beautiful card and love the blues!

Susan said...

Beautiful shades of blue, great stenciling, and a lovely die cut to top it off!

Loll said...

Gorgeous shades of blue for your mixed media card Karen. Love the design with the inky background and stenciling over top. The white die-cut is the icing on the cake! This is a beauty! xx

Marcia Hill said...

What a FABULOUS card Karen...absolutely LOVE your background with the inking and stenciling over top in the same color!! Your simple white die cut flowers and that wonderful sentiment were all this beautiful card needed!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Love how you just keep going with your backgrounds and produce amazing results. Such vibrancy in the blues and love the layering effect on your marvellous card x.

Christine Alexander said...

stunning background with all your stencil layering and stamping. Beautiful card :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - love your inky backgrounds, and you have used this to create a stunning card

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love the beautiful watercolor background and how you stenciled your images on top of it, the die cut flowers add so much texture and beautiful dimension, the sentiment done in black really pops!!

Roman reigns said...

Nice Work. Gunmetal 

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW WOW WOWWeeeeee, so Beautiful.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Karen and I love the texture you added. Love the blue too!

Bobby said...

I never get tired of seeing the magic you do with watercolored backgrounds, Karen. You know just what to use to accent them and draw the eye in. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning! I love how you made your background and then stenciled over it giving this so much depth. Love those white flowers you added, too. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at JUGS!

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

groetjes, Ellen

Majo said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at the Craft Stamper Blog!

Majo - DT ♥