Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Beautiful Blues


Meet today's card.  I definitely have flowers on the brain lately.  Everytime I sit down to make a card these days, I grab for my flower stamps and my blue inks....aahh....love.  When I saw the Colour Challenge at Splitcoast yesterday, I was in HEAVEN.  I didn't have the exact colours that the challenge showed, so I improvised and used my Distress inks in the colours that came closest.  
I started by using a stencil and gesso to create the circle backdrop.  The strip at the bottom was made by inking my Hero Arts stamp with Distress inks then spraying with water to blend.  I added it to my card on the diagonal for interest.  The flower was also watercoloured with Distress inks, cut apart and pop dot mounted for interest.

Also adding my card to this challenges:
Little Red Wagon- YEARNING for SPRING
CASology- PAINT

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it!

Supplies:  stamps- SU, Hero Arts, Studio G/ gesso/ stencil from TCW/ Memento black ink/ Distress ink


12 comments:

Lin said...

Love the way you used the HA stamp, and it looks great with that pretty flower, Karen! I so enjoy your blue cards!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous - I knew this one would be right up your alley! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Virginia L. said...

This card has it all--dimensions, textures and sophisticated designs!! Love it, Karen! And congrats on winning over SSS grab bag!! Enjoy the new goodies!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, every time you use this set, I say...you got rid of this why? LOL! But I know I could use something like it. But this is perfect! I LOVE this design and -- always -- the beautiful colors! Fabulous, sweet friend! Warm hugs!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love the stencil/gesso background combined with the distressed one! And then this beautiful flower! Just fabulous!

Rosanne said...

Very pretty!Thanks for sharing at Little Red Wagon.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Georgia Ehrmann said...

simply beautiful...I love the texture and the colors!
Hugs,
Georgia

karen h said...

Beautiful card - really love the chevron watercolor background!

Davi said...

OH my is this GORgeous Karen!! Love the beautiful blue rose with the design and gesso texture ;)

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the shades of blue on the flower and that fun textured background! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Gillian R said...

So bold and beautiful. Just gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology