Monday 12 August 2019

Beautiful Day

 Good morning.
Happy to have some time to play with another great new stamp from Penny Black called Country Life and I created a simple, CAS card using it.

I wanted to give the stamp a hand-painted look so here is what I did.
I began by positioning the stamp inside my Misti then painted on some diluted Brushos directly onto my stamp.  I love playing with the Brushos as they are highly pigmented and give such lovely results.
(I use a plastic paint palette to sprinkle some Brushos into then add water and mix with a wet paintbrush.)
I pressed the inked stamp onto my heavy weight white cardstock and then lifted.  There were a few areas that didn't have quite enough pigment, so I repeated the above process.
Next, I wet my paintbrush with water and dragged the colour from the stamping out onto my paper.  You may find it helpful to wet the area first before pulling out the colour.  I think the key here is to use just a bit of water as to not lose all the details of your stamped image.
I set that aside to dry before stamping with this sentiment from the Beautiful Heart set.
I love the way the windmill looks like it has some motion.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT/MAKE IT

Stamps- Beautiful Heart (PB); Country Life (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush


cuilliesocks said...

Hello Karen, your managed the hand painted look beautifully and such a lovely scene with beautiful works, love it, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, beautiful image, I still haven't tried the brushos direct to stamp. I love your loose watercolour effect.

JanR said...

Beautiful! I love this technique!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous Karen, a beautiful scene.
Faith x

Pat said...

This is so atmospheric and pretty Karen and I visit Heather Telford who has also used this very same stamp recently, and you have both made beautiful cards with it. It reminds me of the Australian Outback or somewhere rural in The States, but of course could be anywhere. The Brusho colours are perfect for this technique and you always find a great sentiment to use. x

Viv said...

Love these new scene stamps and this card has turned out beautifully Karen. x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Karen! This beauty should be framed! Lovely watercolor especially around the blades. Lots of movement and gorgeous setting for the sweet sentiment. Hugs, de

Bunny said...

Fabulous card, Karen. Love the sentiment and the colors. [Bunny]

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Karen - I must try that technique - it looks so effective and sounds fun

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What a brilliant technique. The wind will looks awesome! xxx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your art always amazes me, Karen. What a wonderful technique and so well executed. This is indeed a relaxing scene. The sentiment is wonderful. Thanks so much for playing our RELAXATION challenge at Time Out!

Piuma said...

ik hou van het watercoloreffect !

Linda said...

Love these new PB stamps and I love your card. Great use of the Brushos. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx