Saturday, 24 May 2014

Splash of Colour


It's Saturday and time to play.  The Inspiration Challenge today at Splitcoast was just what I needed to get me going after such a busy week.  

I began by making my background.  It certainly was not what I had set out to create.  I inked up a chalkboard background stamp with Distress inks, sprayed with a generous amount of water but when I stamped it, all you could puddles of colour and no words.  Too much water!  So I inked it again, sprayed with lots of water again and stamped in the opposite direction.  I really like how it ended up all blending together.  
When it was all dry, I stamped the flower then the sentiment.

I am also adding my card to these challenges:

CASology - #96 FLOWER


Shopping Our Stash- #152 HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Addicted to Stamps- ANYTHING GOES


Brown Sugar Challenge- ANYTHING GOES



Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- Stampendous, Mama Elephant/ Distress inks/ Bl. Memento/ Mini Mister

19 comments:

Krisha said...

Beautiful effects and a gorgeous card.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, I really LOVE the results! What a great background, and I love the variations in the colors and pattern of puddles!! And the great flowers with the sentiment and the matting all make for another perfect card, sweet friend! Hugs!

Sandra (Sunny) said...

this is really a great card, Karen!

I think, often these "not so planned" cards are the most beautiful :-)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karen
This is fabulous ... I have just inked this stamp up....
Looked at your last cards... Gorgeous as always....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun that you popped over to my blog! It was nice of you -- I see another fabulous spritzed background! I just love the end result of this technique - you never know what will happen! This card is stunning!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Karen! You may have kicked off another trend here!

Debbie Nutt said...

Hi Karen. I can't wait to try this. I have the dianthus stamp and love it. I especially like your composition and soft hues.

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card! I love the background colors and the technique.

Judy1223 said...

Karen, what lovely mixed background colors and such pretty silhouetted flowers, too! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Bobby said...

To tell you the truth, I think it looks better this way than it would have with the words visible. You've discovered a new background stamp right in your own stash. ;)

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, I love how this turned out even if it's not at all what you had planned! Beautiful! I have seen those flowers so often in stores and after seeing your card will probably buy them next time I come across them!

Gabby said...

FAB card, Karen! LOVE the distressed-looking green bkgrd w/the black flowers. :)

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Karen, I love your card, fantastic background.

Sue said...

Another fabulous background, Karen! Looks great with those delicate flowers, just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at ATSM!

Donna said...

Your blended background is gorgeous! The colours really pop against the black of the flowers and sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash to celebrate our third birthday!!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, that backgrund is beautiful. love the colours.and the image and sentiment are front and center. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Birthday/anniversary challenge.

Deepti said...

Love to see all the fabulous backgrounds that u create on ur beautiful cards :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

Kathryn A said...

Gorgeous card!!

Laura said...

Hi Karen, Such a pretty card. Love the colors. My stamping friend and I were inspired by this card to make something very similar yesterday at our Stampfest. I blogged our cards and posted them here
http://holmadelaura.blogspot.com/2015/04/backgrounds-stampfest.html
giving you credit for inspiring us! Thank you so much!!! hugs, Laura
(would have preferred to email you, but couldn't find your email address)