Monday 15 June 2020

Navy and One Other Colour- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning
Here is another card I made for
The Flower Challenge.

This month our theme is:

Our Guest Designer this month is Jenny Hall from Do check out her blog if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards.

Here are my card details.
I began with a background piece that I made on my Gel Plate using some fringed yarn.
This is what it looks like:

So I brayered some light blue paint onto my Gel Plate, laid on the yarn and then let the paint dry.  I removed the yarn and then brayered some navy paint over that and pulled the print.
While that dried, I looked through some of my painted backgrounds that didn't work out, so instead of tossing them, I like to save them to use for die cutting.  I die cut the flowers using one of those pieces.
I layered the flower dies, then I glued a pearl gem into the center of the flowers.
I die-cut the panel with the Hemstitch die to add interest and then glued the flowers into the one corner.
I stamped the sentiment onto a small leftover painted piece with Versamark and white heat embossed it.  I pop dotted that into the top corner.
Finally, I mounted it all onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
We Love to Create- ANYTHING GOES
Shopping Our Stash- UFO's
(made the flowers from unusable prints)

Stamps- Cool Tag Banner Sentiments (YNS)
Inks- Versamark; Dollar Store paints
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; Flower die (Unknown...from a friend); Cuttlebug;
Hemstitch Die (Spellbinders); pearls; brayer; yarn, white eb powder; heat tool


Pat said...

What a clever use of the yarn which has left a very pretty pattern on the background Karen, and your added flowers using scrap background pieces with the little pearls in the centre, and a lovely sentiment are the perfect fnishing touches. x

TLady said...

Karen, your flowers are as beautiful as the background you created! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! HAD TO come over & see how you did this!!! LOVE your use of this fringy yarn for your gelli plate/background!!! A SUPER JOB!!!!;)<3

Anonymous said...

I ALSO love the way you used the yarn on your Gel print! Such a beautiful card & everything coordinates SO well. I just wanted to add my praise to this card along with the other 2 ladies!

Nancy Sapp

Nora Noll said...

This is so cool!! I LOVE that background you created and your flowers are gorgeous. You always amaze me with your backgrounds. They are out of this world!

Ina G said...

Wow Karen what a wonderful way to create your background with yarn. So creative! Have only recently purchased a gel plate and loving it - just need looooots of practice. Gorgeous colour choice (of course it's blue) and those flowers are the bomb! Love the hemstitch die. This is a beauty!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!!Karen, your card is stunning!! And the way you created the background simply amazing. Love, love your flowers, I'm so happy you shared this card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, I hope you come back and play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez/DT

Christine Alexander said...

amazing effect with the fringed yarn, Love the card :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fascinating result from your very original technique using the gelli plate Karen, and a stunning card
Stay safe

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You really are amazing coming up with different things and getting fabulous results.
Take care
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

What an amazing background Karen and a wonderful card, Kate x

Shauna said...

This is so pretty! I love the monochromatic color scheme and the texture you added with those flowers is great! Thanks for joining us at Time Out Challenges!
- Shauna

Craftychris said...

Ooh such a clever way to make the background! I must try that with my Gelli plate. The card is absolutely gorgeous! Stay safe! xxx

Mac Mable said...

Now this is a showstopper of a card. Great use of the yarn and the geli plate and I always learn something when I pop in and you've done it again Karen! x.

Bobby said...

You do some of the most interesting background techniques, Karen, and this is one of them. The flowers are fabulous tacked in the corner.

Viv said...

Wow this is so clever Karen ;) hugs Viv xx