Monday 15 July 2019

Pretty Pastels- The Flower Challenge

Good morning.
Time for another card for 

This month, we are also happy to be giving away a lovely stamp set from Uniko.
We are also welcoming our Guest Designer Michelle Lupton.

We are playing with pretty pastels this month which has been a lot of fun.
I started to create my card by rubbing some DOX ink (colours listed below) onto a piece of plastic wrap, sprayed with water and pressed my heavy white cardstock into the wet ink.  The wrinkled nature of the plastic wrap leaves such wonderful textures and designs to a card base and it super easy to do too!
Next, I placed the dry piece into my Misti and stamped the flower with black Memento ink.  I stamped the flower head again onto a piece of white cardstock as well and fussy cut it out.
Using the same colours of DOX inks I used in the background inking, I watercoloured in the flower and then splattered with some white acrylic paint to add interest.
I stamped some extra interest on the bkg using a variety of stamps (listed below), then stamped this great sentiment from Penny Black.  I pop dotted the flower head over the one stamped onto the card front and then mounted the piece onto some soft pink then onto a plain white card base.

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

Adding my card to these challenges:

Just if you are interested....I am being published in the August issue of the 
Craft Stamper Magazine using this exact flower stamp set.

Stamps- Creative Chaos (Visible Image); Beautiful Heart (Penny Black); Grid Bkg (SSS); 
Friendship Script (HA)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; DOX inks- Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); pink cs
Accessories and Tools- kitchen plastic wrap; Mister (TH); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
white acrylic paint; paintbrush; pop dots


Linda Simpson said...

Very pretty, love the background and stamps.
Linda xxx

Bobby said...

This is so pretty, Karen. I jotted down the plastic wrap idea so I can try it soon. It's a change from smooshing and gives a great look. Congratulations on being published.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WONDERFUL and beautiful effect and card Karen.
Faith x

Pat said...

Such beautiful shades of pink and lilac Karen and love the background stamping over the smooshed background using the plastic wrap, and the fussy cut and prettily coloured flower looks wonderful over the top, and finished with another of your great sentiments. So pleased you have been published in Craft Stamper Magazine. x

Mac Mable said...

What pretty pastels colours Karen and what a beautiful card. The stamping and layering effect looks wonderful x.
Your card looks stunning in the magazine Karen and such a worthy winner x

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Karen, I love the artsy background and that beautiful flower. I just got my craft stampers magazine, great profile piece. Congrats :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - love that you really only used two colours through out, but with the use of texture and extra stamping, it's fabulous

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Karen, lovely pastel colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Janis Lewis said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing it at Crafting Happiness Challenges. I hope you will join us again with more of your beautiful projects. Hugs!
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Viv said...

I love it Karen, so very pretty! and another super technique to try too, awesome card mf ;) hugs Viv xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous Karen. I love this image after seeing you use it a few times and had to go buy it! :) Hope to get it inked up soon. Love how you've create this beautiful background with the cling wrap smooshing and overstamping. The colours are so pretty and soft. Congrats on winning at Craft Stamper Magazine again!! So exciting! xx

Jackie C said...

Simple but SOOOOOO stunning! Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC

Jane said...

Well this card had me hooked just from the thumbnail, but seeing it larger makes me love it even more. And absolute stunner! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, please come back and join in with future challenges too.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Karen and I love the colors you used with this gorgeous set! Love the background too so beautiful with this perfect sentiment! Awesome job and congrats on being published!

Wei said...

How gorgeous! Love how your created the background with a plastic wrap. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Angela said...

This card is really beautiful, love the soft colors.♥ Thanks a lot for joining us at our For the Girls Challenge by
AAA Birthday Challenge
Good luck and hope to see you again.
Hugs and greetings Angela DT