Saturday 4 May 2019

Enjoy the Little Things- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning
A new month means it's time for a new theme at 

This month we are so happy to have a special sponsor and a great prize to be won.
Thanks to Altenew for offering a great stamp set to one lucky winner.

So onto my card details.
I began with a plain piece of heavy white cardstock and placed my rectangle mask from A Colorful Life Designs over that.  I rubbed on some Cracked Pistachio DOX ink at the bottom and some Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac at the top, blending the colours together.  When I was happy with the blending, I placed the Crossword stencil over the inky background and rubbed on some more Wilted Violet DOX ink.  I splattered it with some water to lift some of the ink and give more interest to the background.  

While that dried, I stamped these flowers from the Charmed Altenew set with Versamark ink onto a piece of Yupo that had been previously inked up with Ranger Alcohol inks, then sprinkled on some Ranger Black Embossing powder and heat set.  I just got this black eb powder and I am really liking it.  It gives a good solid emboss to projects.
I took the embossed flowers and fussy cut them out.
Before pop dotting my flowers to my card front, I placed the inked piece inside my Misti, stamped the sentiment from the same Altenew set with Versamark and heat embossed it with some white embossing powder.
I doodled a border around the inking to pull it all together and then simple mounted it onto a white card base.

I hope you get a chance to come and play along with us this month and have a chance to win the stamp set from Altenew.

Here is the stencil I used:
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

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

Stamps- Charmed (Altenew)
Inks- Versamark; Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac DOX (TH);
Alcohol inks (Ranger)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); Yupo (Curry's)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Ranger Black EB powder; white eb powder; 
inking tool; makeup applicator (Dollarama); heat tool; 


Christine Alexander said...

wow, gorgeous Karen, I love the deep blues of your flower and that stencil has created a beautiful background for your bouquet :)

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Karen beautiful floral images and colours, the background is lovely too Kate x x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is Gorgeous, I love the black, blues and greens a beautiful design Karen.
Faith x

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Stunning fussy cut flower arrangement, Karen. I love how you stamped and heat embossed your flowers on a piece of Yupo alcohol ink background. Wonderful stenciled rectangle in the same colors for your background too. Your doodled rectangle really did bring all your images together. A work of art, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Susan said...

I just bought that Altenew stamp and, seeing your card, makes me so glad that I did! What a truly beautiful card! Love the way you did the flowers with AI and fussy cut them. And you created a perfect Oxide ink background for them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous is that flower and your background. I love the colors too.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flowers, Karen and a great background! I love how the doodled frame sets it all off beautifully!

Pat said...

This is so different and just stunning Karen and I adore the colours and the stencilling in the background with that beautiful group of flowers on the AI piece of Yupo, and the black embossing really stands out and complements the doodling round the edge. x

I Card Everyone said...

Do you know that I'm not a fan of blue? You've totally changed my taste today!!! lol GORGEOUS doesn't even cover it, Karen!

CherylQuilts said...

I just read that blue is the most popular color ever among people! So we are in the majority! Hehe! My friend, you've made a stunning card, and the colors are amazing. I love this image (which I have not used yet...but will), and what a sweet "background" using the stencil. I love it and love your amazing work. Always inspire me, sweet friend! Hugs and love! xoxo

Enna said...

So gorgeous! I am petrified of using black embossing powder (let alone on Yupo!), but it seems to pack such a powerful punch. I love this!

TaeEun said...

I love the blue, green and purple mix! Fun and clean background and gorgeous floral cluster in the same color scheme create a fabulous CAS design together!

Bobby said...

The alcohol ink flowers are gorgeous, Karen, and their colors stands out even more with the black heat embossing. I love the double inking on the stencil and how your doodling brings it all together.

Loll said...

Your AI flowers are gorgeous, Karen!! The colours and design are so pretty. Love it paired with your stenciled background in the same tones. xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - love the way you have made the background with loads of interest, yet it complements the stunning flowers, rather than competing with them.

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card, love all the blues you used. So bright and colourful.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week ! Jo x

Mac Mable said...

Love the mix of the card stock and the yuppo. Stunning colours of blues and as always your techniques are fabulous and so is your it x

Cheremane said...

Fabulous Thanks for joining the Craft Stamper Challenge Good Luck xx

Viv said...

Stunning card Karen! looks so much work and those flowers are just divine too. Another excellent card my friend ;) hugs Viv xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE this technique.. saw this on the Flower Challenge page, and decided to play along again! (forgot to link earlier on, but saw this in time :) )

Ericka Strange said...

Love the colors and the way you used the stencil Karen. Such a pretty card, great job.

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous, thank you for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper challenge, Elizabeth x