Saturday 20 July 2019


Happy Saturday!
Meet today's card.  I'm playing with a new stamp from Penny Black called Escape.
PB has just released some wonderful landscape stamps and I was eager to get a chance to play around with them to see what I could come up with.
Sometimes, I feel a bit intimidated by 'scene' stamps, but this one was actually very easy to do once I pulled out my Brushos and a paintbrush.

So onto my card details.
I began by placing this stamp inside my Misti.  A stamp positioner is essential for this technique to work.  Next, I sprinkled some Brushos into my palette and diluted it with some water.  Since Brushos are so highly pigmented with colour, a little goes a long way.
I picked up some of the diluted colour with my wet paintbrush and painted it directly onto my stamp and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the coverage and all of the stamp areas had been painted in.
To fill in the open areas left after I was done stamping, I used my wet paintbrush and just pulled the colour along the lines of where it had been stamped.  Not only did it blur the sharper lines from stamping a bit, but it also made the card look more hand painted.  
I was pleased with the results when done.
When it was all dry, I placed it back into my Misti and stamped the sentiment form the PB set that is called Destination Sentiment.  
I glued it onto a sand coloured piece of cardstock, then a blue piece, then onto my plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- PHOTO INSPIRED
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Penny Black Saturday- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Escape (PB); Destination Sentiments (PB)
Inks- Brushos; Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); tan, blue
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush; plastic paint palette


Pat said...

These new scenic stamps from PB are beautiful Karen, and I love what you've done with your Brushos to make a really vibrant and pretty scene, and the sentiment, nice and big and bold, finishes it perfectly. A gorgeous card! x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous scene you have created. I love this.
Linda xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE your stamping on this Karen.
Faith x

Christine Alexander said...

love your landscape Karen, amazing watercolouring. I'm loving these new stamps :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow what a great card Karen - thanks for telling us how you made it too.

cotnob said...

A super card Karen, you have created a lovely landscape - thank you for sharing your technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Bunny said...

This is a beautiful scene. I love the colors. [Bunny]

Inkyfingers said...

Love the pretty watercolour look on your delightful card, Karen

Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM Challenges.
Carol x

Christine Kiehl said...

Really beautiful. You have mad talent!!

Nandini said...

This is such a beautiful scene. Love the gorgeous colours you have used. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. All the very best. Nandini, DT