Friday 4 January 2019

Pink and Grey- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Time for a new theme at 

We are having a colour challenge this month...use Pink and Grey

So onto my card details.

I needed to make a few thank-you cards for all the wonderful Christmas gifts I received over the holidays.  My son gave me this beautiful flower stamp called Sketched Flowers and I wanted to get a chance to play with it.  It is also a great stamp to use for watercolouring as there is lots of open spaces to add colour.
I took a piece of heavy white cardstock, placed it inside my Misti and stamped the flowers into the corner.  I immediately sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat embossed as I wanted to do some watercolouring on the flowers and the EB powder helps me to be sure that the black ink won't run.
Using my Distress Oxide inks, I proceeded to watercolour the flowers by rubbing my ink pad onto a piece of acetate and picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush. I then added the grey area around the flowers and some grey to the leaves as well.  I stamped the sentiment and then added some grey Nuvo Drops.
I simply mounted that onto a piece of pink cardstock and then onto a white card base.

I hope you will come and play along with us.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Before you are some of my 4 best cards made for the flower challenge in 2018.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- HEY NEWBIE
(new stamps)
Simon Says Wed.- SOMETHING NEW

Stamps- Sketched Flowers (SSS)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides- Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); pink cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Grey Nuvo Drops; paintbrush; acrylic sheet


Maura said...

Lovely card, Karen - that stamp set has been on my wish list!! Great job with the watercoloring and the gray nuvo drops are the perfect detail!1

Pat said...

The pink flowers and grey foliage look great Karen, and TFS four of your other makes for the challenge during last year...all beautiful. x

Bonnie said...

Your son has good taste, Karen! These flowers are gorgeous and perfect for the pink and grey challenge! Your collage of cards is beautiful! It would be really hard to choose only four!

Bobby said...

You did your son proud with your coloring of his gift, Karen. It's more CAS than your usual background technique cards but I love them all.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A pop out colour, so different for you, but so GORGEOUS too. love the effect of the embossing and colouring.

Loll said...

LOVE this stamp set. Saw it and it is on my wish list. Then I saw your card ... WOW! Amazing! LOVE it done in pink with gray. So beautiful Karen. Your son is an expert stamp shopper! Great colouring and shading to add so much dimension to your beautiful flowrs. xx

Christine Alexander said...

such pretty flower stamp Karen, and love the colour combination with the pink and gray. Amazing colouring :)

nancy littrell said...

Your best flower cards for 2018 are Gorgeous and definitely your style, Karen:-) I love your new beautiful stamped flower bouquet, my friend in pink and grey. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Aileen said...

Beautiful Karen, I love this stamp and have wanted it for some time. Finally did a shop just have to wait now. It looks amazing using pinks and greys, such a stunner. hugs Aileen

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful son to give you that gorgeous stamp - you don't say if you prompted him at all :). Love the resulting card, your water colouring is so pretty

I Card Everyone said...

I can't imagine a more thoughtful gift, Karen … that he knows this is where your heart lies is very special to me!
Your premier coloring of this lovely stamp is spectacular... now I know you have both the Distress, and Oxides - which do you prefer, if you don't mind me asking.

JanR said...

So lovely and pretty and pink. Fantastic card, Karen! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful gift from your son. Your card looks amazing and so contemporary and also so very beautiful x I can't imagine how you chose the four best cards as all your cards are amazing! x

Michelle W said...

Beautiful card!

Pam said...

Lovely card with my favorite color combo. Love your watercoloring.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous pink floral card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Annick said...

lovely colourcombo!

Viv said...

Sorry late with all my commenting this time.Such a beautiful card again Karen! great design and use of colour too, loving all the pink & grey cards I am seeing ;) hugs Viv xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Karen and I love the brighter pink and I love the grey in the background. Great job!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

So sorry for the lateness of this comment Karen.
Love this stamp set your son gave you, what a beautiful gift and you created a beautiful card with it, love the soft pinks all over these flowers.
And love also the collection of cards from last year, all of them beautiful.