Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Quick Note


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the colour pink. 
 This month there are many challenges at Splitcoast to 'embrace the pink'.  The CAS challenge this week was to use orange and pink together.  Now normally, I would never think to put orange and pink together!  I decided to challenge myself and give it a try and was pleasantly surprised by the results.
I was also inspired by my most talented friend Jill Foster and the fabulous array of watercolour cards she created for Penny Black.  This girl is ubber talented!
I began by using 110lb. watercolour paper and wet it with water.  I pressed my Distress ink pads onto my acrylic block and picked up the colours to add to my paper.  When it was totally dry, I stamped the 
Etched Branches from Penny Black with black Stazon ink.  I mounted that with pop dots over a black frame.  Quite a dramatic card but great for sending a birthday note to a special friend.

http://shop.pennyblackinc.com/p/etched-branches?pp=8



Also adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Simon Says Monday- ANYTHING GOES

Simply Create Too- HALLOWEEN or ORANGE

Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamp- Penny Black/ Stazon ink/ Distress ink-Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry/ pop dots/ paint brushes

21 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Karen , I really , really like your colours!!!Great image n simply the best!!!

Greetings
Maria

Carol Didier said...

This came out great! I love the black silhouetted branches in the sunset!

sandie said...

This is a real stunner Karen. The colours look perfect against the black. Love the rich feel of this card x

Sue said...

Love orange and pink together! The black stamping looks great against the background. Thank you for joining us at ATSM!

maria f. said...

Love those colors together.

Karen Ashbrook said...

Just love your card, must have a go at that technique. Karen x

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card, Karen! I love how you created your background and the silhouette of the branches are so pretty!
Thanks so much for playing along with us again at ATSM!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This came out uber gorgeous! Just so stunning.

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous background scene you have created Karen...thanks for sharing your card with us at Seize the Birthday!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous watercolouring Karen. Pink and orange is my favourite colour combo ... LOVE IT! And you've used it perfectly together here .. this is amazing. It looks like a piece of art that should be hung on the wall. Loll xx

cm said...

A lovely combination of colours serving as a canvas for the oh-so-pretty image. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at ATSM!
~c

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Karen this is gorgeous. (And its your card that has made me play in my first Splitcoast challenge)

Redanne said...

This is absolutely stunning, I love the wonderful colours and the gorgeous silhouette stamping!

Dotty Jo x said...

This is fabulous, Jo x

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Karen, I love the distress ink background!!
Hugs, Tammy

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. The pink and orange made a pretty background perfect for your stamped image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Carol L said...

I just love this explosion of vivid color! Beautiful!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love the beautiful color of the background!

Angie A said...

Pretty watercolor card!! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

Anna-Karin said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the background. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!