Wednesday 4 March 2020

Anything Goes- The Flower Challenge

Hello and Welcome

A new month means a new theme over at 

An easy one this month and there is a prize offered.

We are very happy to announce that we are being sponsored by one of our own Design Team members this month. The amazing Rachel Vass is now designing beautiful floral digital images. Do check out her Etsy shop at Rachel Vass Designs as she has  wonderful designs there.
Rachel has kindly agreed to give our lucky winner two digital images of their choice
We are using her wonderful designs on our cards this month too!

Our Guest Designer this month is Joe S. He doesn't have a blog but do check him out on Instagram at vjsjoey if you have a minute as he makes such fabulous cards.

So onto my card details.
I began by printing off this gorgeous digital image by Rachel called Trio of Roses onto some heavy white cardstock.  Next, using my Zig Waterbrush markers, I watercoloured in the flowers. 
After I was happy with the inking, I splattered it with some diluted ink to add interest. 
I really wanted the roses to pop so I fussy cut them out at the top and mounted them onto a piece of black cardstock.  I love the contrast it gave.
The bottom looked a bit stark, so I used some drywall tape to add a bit of stencilling.
I mounted it onto a piece of white cardstock, then onto a pink card base to help bring out the colour of the roses.  I left it without a sentiment so I could add one later for any occasion.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Trio of Roses Digi (Rachel Vass)
Inks- Zig Waterbrush Markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black and pink cs
Accessories and Tools- Canon Printer; paintbrush; drywall tape


Lori m said...

Gorgeous, stunning and so much more, hugs, Lori m

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love the texture in the watercoloring. This looks great!

Pat said...

A really beautiful image and so prettily coloured by you Karen, and love the contrast of the pink of the rose against the black background and a lovely soft bit of stencilling too. x

Susan said...

Superb watercolouring of the roses, Karen. Great layout with the black background and the bit of stencilling.

Mrs A. said...

Beautifully watercoloured and I like the splatters on the petals. Very natural looking. Hugs Mrs A.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous roses! Love the way they're colored!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the gorgeous coloring of your flowers. Wonderful card design.

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning floral card Karen, beautifully coloured, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

Karen these roses are exquisite - and so is your coloring!!! I'd love to put a few more digis in my stash. Rachel's are so gorgeous!
A wonderful card, my friend!

Anke said...

WOW Karen I love your card, absolutely stunning. The roses are so beautiful, fantastic watercolouring ...


Donna said...

What a gorgeous card your coloring of the roses is amazing!

Loll said...

Amazing card Karen. LOVE those gorgeous roses!! The subtle stenciling adds something special at the bottom of your card. xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Karen and I love the dark background with the pretty rose colors. Great job!

A.Rose said...

I have that drywall tape and never pull it out! Big mistake on my part as this card is amazing!

Viv said...

First I am so sorry I am late commenting Karen!! your card looks just amazing, love you coloured Rachel's beautiful flowers too.Awesome mf. ;) hugs Viv xx