Sunday, 16 March 2014

Fun with Circles


Circles are a fun shape to play with and add colour to.  I saw this set from PTI called Scribble Circles and just knew I had to have it.  Aren't they fun!  
I started by stamping different sizes of the circles onto my cardstock using black Memento ink.  Then, using a sponge, I rubbed Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers over the circles freely and not worrying about staying inside the lines.  To give it a watercolour look, I took a water pen and added water to remove some of the ink and reveal lighter areas and to help blend the ink.  
I added the sentiment from Unity and doodled in the border to pull it all together.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps- #86 ANYTHING GOES
Virginia's View- WATERCOLOURING


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for coming by.

Supplies:  stamps-PTI, Unity/ Distress ink/ Memento black/ pearls/ Blackline pen/ sponge/ waterpen

19 comments:

Laura Jane said...

LOVELY watercoloring Karen! Your DOODLING on the edge really pulls the card together.

Hayley Kew said...

SOOOOOOOOOO pretty and love the doodled border :) Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you around again soon!!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is terrific.
I love how your inking goes outside the lines, and how you offest your gems.
Just perfect.
Caroline xxx

Gabby said...

Great card! Nice color combo and design. I liked these stamps a lot, too. Unfortunately, when I attempted ordering them, they were out of stock. Drats. Maybe next time. :)

Shannon J said...

Looove the different shades of blue - jut gorgeous!

Dotty Jo x said...

Gorgeous! Jo x

Virginia Lu said...

I LOVE how the blue NOT staying inside the circle! So artistic and beautiful, Karen! Thanks SO much for linking to Virginia's View Challenge!

Craft-E-Place said...

WOW brilliant - I love this colour combination in fact I love the whole card.
Elaine

Carla said...

Oh my, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. What a beautiful shade of blue. Your work is very inspiring!
Carla

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous result, love that blue colour combo, great card!! :D x

Emily Leiphart said...

So beautiful, Karen! I'm totally regretting not buying that stamp set. I guess it'll go into my cart this month. ;)

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow !!Its wonderful..

Kylie said...

This is beautifully designed, Karen! LOVE the watercolour effect and your doodled border! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Sarah Gray said...

Love the swirly circles and vibrant blues - your card just popped out of the gallery from Virginia's challenge! Love it!

Viv said...

Great card as always Karen, love the pretty watercoloured flowers, great colour too :) Viv xx

Deborah Frings said...

Love it! The scribble flowers and watercolour technique are fab! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Julia Altermann said...

Fantastic card, Karen! Pinned it; I really want to give this layout a try myself. I like how you arranged the flowers to the bottom left and how you used distress inks to achieve the nice, subtle blending of colors. What a beauty :)

Kylie said...

This is so so pretty - the colors are beautiful!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE this on eon the Virginia Challenge, captures my attention and is just gorgeous!!!!