Tuesday 13 August 2019

Garden Bouquet

Hello and Welcome.
You may have read my previous posts that mention I am playing along with the DTGD Challenges over at Splitcoast.  It is a yearly event with wonderful prizes and such fun challenges.
This card was created for one of those challenges.

I began with a heavy white cardstock, laid the Watercolor Stripes Stencil over my paper and rubbed on some Old Paper Distress ink.  Next, I placed another piece of heavy white into my Misti and stamped the Sketched Flowers stamp using some black ink.  I then fussy cut out the whole bouquet, eliminating a few areas I didn't want to cut out.  I stamped the flowers again but this time, I only fussy cut out the center flower.
Before I glued the large bouquet over my stenciled stripes, I stamped the sentiment, then I pop dotted the smaller blossom over the big one, giving it a more 3-D look.  I did add a bit of interest to the flower on top using my Copic markers.
I mounted it all onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams- NO PATTERNED PAPER
A Place to Start- PAPER PIECING

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Sketched Flowers (SSS)
Inks- Old Paper Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Watercolor Stripes Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
Grey Nuvo Drops;  Copic makers; scissors; pop dots


Pat said...

Wow Karen, this is so different from your normal style but really beautiful in the neutral tones and love the dimension and colour you have given the lily flower, and that striped background looks so pretty and complements the flowers perfectly. x

cuilliesocks said...

I love your card and wonderful design, loving the colours, so very different and creative, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Loving the limited colour palette and the design is so striking....very creative x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE your monochrome card, it certainly looks VERY 3D, love it.
Faith x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful monochromatic card Karen, love simplicity of the stripes with your bouquet of flowers :)

Elizabeth Hart said...

Very cool look on this monochromatic card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge. Elizabeth (DT)

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful result Karen - loving that big bouquet, and how you have used it here on this awesome monochromatic card

Anonymous said...

A different way for paper piecing and perfect for our challenge this month at A Place To Start.
Scarlett xoxox

Kelly said...

The simplicity of this complex card is so striking. I really think the stripes set the main image off beautifully. Thanks for playing along at A Place to Start!

Chana Malkah said...

Very pretty! I love the monochromatic palette. The flower appears to be floating. Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer