Friday 21 June 2019


Good Morning
Here is a card I made using a 'leftover' piece of inky goodness.
Anytime I am playing with wet inks and have any leftovers on my non-stick craft mat, I just hate to waste it, so I always have some extra paper at hand to soak up the excess ink.  That's how this card was born.

I was inking another project with some blue Distress Oxide inks in different shades, I think I was using the inks to watercolour at the time on another card.  The ink left on my mat was used up by slapping my piece of white cardstock into the wet ink.  Anytime I had a bit of blue left, I just kept adding it to this piece until it was covered. 
I laid the Fleur Grillwork stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over the inked background and rubbed some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink over that.  It gave such great interest to my piece.
Next, I place the piece into my Misti and stamped A Floral Twist from Penny Black once on the left, moved my paper then again on the right and then one more time to fill in the leftover space.  I did clear heat emboss the flowers to help them pop against the background.  Leaving my piece in the Misti, I then stamped the sentiment from the PB set called Special Sentiments.
To help better ground the flowers, I rubbed some Black Soot DOX ink along the bottom.
I splattered with water to lift some of the colour, then splattered white paint on as well for interest.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Fleur Grillwork
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- LOTS OF FLOWERS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

Stamps- A Floral Twist (PB); Special Sentiments (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; DOX inks-Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, 
Broken China, Salty Ocean
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Fleur Grillwork stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white
acrylic paint; makeup applicator; clear eb powder; heat tool


Pat said...

I adore the sihouette flowers and lovely sentiment Karen, and the background in those pretty shades of blue is just perfect, also the bit of stencilling looks great too. x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, fab background and great colours, and I love the grasses, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, love the background and the stamp.
Faith x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Karen, you have created a fabulous background for your silhouette flowers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Karen, love seeing what you make.x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love the stencilling in the background :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the depth of colour in the background from all your repeated "mop ups", and the added stencilling really brought it to life. A beautiful card Karen

Linda said...

Stunning! I do love your cards Karen. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Julie B said...

Love that inky background, so much detail when you look closely.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Create Too.

Helen x