Tuesday 22 October 2019

Sending Happy Thoughts

Good Morning.
I picked up a new flower stamp last month and wanted to play with it.  I loved the scribbled look it had, something different from the norm.

So here's what I did.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.  I inked up the flower with some Versafine black ink and stamped.  I did the sentiment as well then using some diluted DOX inks, I watercolored the flowers loosely as per the scribbled look of the stamp.  
Next, I took the Leaf Lattice stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and added some faint stencilling around the edges of my card front, just to add a bit of interest but not to take away from the image.
When I was happy with the coverage, I mounted it onto a piece of grey cardstock then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Leaf Lattice

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Bouquet Large (AALL and Create); Happy Thoughts (SSS)
Inks- Hickory Smoke, Peacock Feathers DOX (TH); Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Leaf Lattice (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia)
paintbrush; inking tool


Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Beautiful Karen! Love that artsy look.

Viv said...

Wish my scribbles looked like this lovely stamp Karen! really pretty card. x

Bonnie said...

I love the way you've added the stenciling and these pretty scribbled bouquet! A perfect combination, my friend!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, what wonderful design, fabulous colours and I love the images, Kate x x

Pat said...

This A&C stamp is modern and very pretty and the leaf lattice stencils looks great in the background and another lovely sentiment Karen. x

Nora Noll said...

I LOVE that bloom that you used!! It is so graphic and modern. I also like the light stenciling. It adds to the focus of the image. Lovely design.

Mac Mable said...

I love how you did the subtle stencilling around the edges Karen. That scribble stamp is artsy and wonderful and the colour combination on your card is fabulous x.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, your stencil is perfect behind the scribbley flower :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - love the stamp - that's amazing, and the stencilling is just enough to add interest but not detract from the focal point

Lori m said...

Wow...this is stunning, thank you for sharing the design info, mine will never look this pretty...I will try this technique, hugs, Lori m

Lucille K said...

Lovely card, I like the way you used the stencil here :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

So pretty. I like how you stenciled lighter in the center. It makes a big difference!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous soft stenciled background for your artsy stamped bouquet, Karen. Love your colors and sentiment too. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Vicky Hayes said...

What an amazing stamp that is Karen - very arty! Love the stencilling too.
Vicky x

My Paper Epiphany said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this scribble flower and the way you have coloured it!