Monday 16 July 2018

Puddle Jumping- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another card for the 

This month we are using one of my favourite techniques as our challenge:

I have used this technique often and find it a fun and easy way to create colourful background.
Be sure and check out the video links and all the wonderful cards created by our talented Design Team and our special guest Marcia over at the Challenge page.

So onto my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock I pick up from a local store.
I rubbed some Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and some Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and slapped my paper into the wet ink, drying between colours.  I tried to concentrate the colour to the bottom of my paper leaving more white open space at the top.
When that was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the image and the fun sentiment with black Memento ink then clear embossed them to help make them pop.
I simply mounted the finished piece onto a white card.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Rain Dance (Technique Junkies)
Inks- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide (TH); Memento Black
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Craft Mat (Ranger)= 
clear eb powder= heat tool


Karen Dunbrook said...

Thanks so much for the visit!

Nora Noll said...

Oh I LOVE this card!! The Splash watercoloring is fabulous and I LOVE the images that you used!! GREAT card!!

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful combination of colours for the background and the fun technique looks great.The heat embossing certainly makes the stamping pop and what a fun sentiment too on the marvellous card x.

Loll said...

Perfect image and sentiment to go with your beautiful splashy background, Karen. Love the colours! The clear embossing really makes the black pop! xx

Pat said...

I adore the blue and purple Karen and what a fabulous image and sentiment which stand out beautifully in the black. x

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...beautiful card Karen! LOVE your background and how you thought ahead to concentrating most of the color towards the bottom of the cs...SO pretty!! And the image you used is FABULOUS and the sentiment is absolutely perfect! LOVE this card!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Such a fun image and sentiment Karen. Awesome background :)

nancy littrell said...

Such a fun and whimsical girl image dancing thru the puddles of Splash Distress Oxides:-) I just love how your sweet card turned out, Karen. Your colors for your awesome Splash background and sentiment were just perfect! TFS my friend. I have loved being on the same DT. Hopefully it will happen again in the future. Hugs..Nancy

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen

gr karin

kiwimeskreations said...

What a dramatic card Karen - such beautiful tones in the background and the image and sentiment are stunning - the whole card seems to be dancing!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Amazing Karen, love the background and image and the great sentiment.

Bonnie said...

What a happy and fun card, Karen! The silhouette makes me smile and I love the colors of your splashed background!

Susan said...

Perfect pairing of sentiment and image! And such a beautiful combination of colours in the background!

I Card Everyone said...

If there were an encyclopedia of crafty terms, your photo would be under 'Splash water-coloring!' my friend! You've taken this technique to a professional level, Karen! Another gorgeous example of your talents!

BożenA said...

oh, Karen! I love everything in this card. The background has such a deep depth, it is multidimensional. And colors ... these stole my heart. Thank you for such a beautiful inspiration, Karen!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so well done and I love that happy image.

Susanne Vargas said...

I love that image and your splattered background couldn't be more perfect for it!

Craftychris said...

Love those colours together and your watercolour splattering looks so cool! Fab stamping too - a just gorgeous card! xxx

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fun image with a gorgeous splash background, Karen! I love both the colors and the effects. The layout of the splashes is wonderful and well thought out. Looks like she's having fun dancing and really splashing in the rain. Hideko xx

Viv said...

Another fabulous card Karen, my favourite colours and such a great image and sentiment too ;) hugs Viv xx