Sunday, 22 March 2015

Abstract

Morning.  
I love trying out new things.  Meet today's card using a new product called Bisters.  Bisters are crystal pigments of ink like Brushos for those of you that are familiar with those.  They are so easy and so FUN to play with and you know how much I love to play.

I began creating my card front by dabbing some Goosebumps onto my watercolour paper.  Goosebumps is like a gel medium that resists the ink and adds texture to the piece.
Next, I sprinkled some Bisters onto my paper and sprayed with water to reveal an explosion of colours.  You need so little to create such beautiful results.
When all was dry, I stamped the flowers and the sentiment using black Stazon ink.
The flowers looked a bit lost on the brilliant background, so I highlighted them using grey Memento ink and a white Signo gel pen.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- BLOSSOM

Simon Says- PINTEREST SPRING

Shopping Our Stash- I MADE THIS


My Time to Craft- SILOUETTE


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Unity, Serendipity/ Bisters/ Memento ink/ Stazon ink/ Signo white pen/ Mini Mister/ Goosebumps


29 comments:

Joan Bardee said...

Gorgeous

Joan Bardee said...

Gorgeous

Cazro said...

A stunning card, thanks for taking the time to share with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Julie B said...

I love to play with Brusho , it's so much fun, just what you've had with this.
Love the sentiment, thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Ruby said...

Stunning card. I will have to look for Goosebumps and Bisters. Just not sure where you find these?

Loll said...

Amazing. Love the background you've created with the Bister powder and Goosebumps. Gorgeous! xx

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely fabulous Karen.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Karen, such a brilliant background.
Pauline
x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow What a beautiful card I really really love it!!! Great use of Brusho!!

Greetings
Maria

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW adorable, Karen. Fantastic work and I love the quote.

Hugs
Anke

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Wow, what an explosion of colour! Perfect backdrop for that dandelion silhouette! Always fun to try new mediums and so gratifying when they work! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

shirley-bee said...

Just fabulous. Now I need some Goosebumps....

SARN said...

LOVE the effect . . . this card is amazing. Off to find me some Goosebumps!

xxx

Peet said...

ohh, love this, karen!!

Chana said...

This is just beautiful! Wonderful techniques employed and perfectly executed! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Joan said...

A fabulous card, love the brusho background ,such amazing colours

Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week
Joan

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous inking!! I love the (almost) abstract background! So very artsy and beautifully done, Karen! I am now intrigued about this Bister thingy... So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Easter Spring/Pinterest” Challenge!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful background and love the whole design. And, again that great sentiment works so well. I love everything about this card.

Heather said...

A beautiful card Karen, your created of the background is stunning and a gorgeous silhouette stamp.

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Donna Huisinga said...

I am really out of it. Have no idea what Bisters or Goosebumps are. Love the stamps.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That background is so nifty! It almost makes me want to learn to make backgrounds. Great card!

Karen Hasheck said...

Love your Bisters and Goosebumps card! Two of my favorite products! I have been a subscriber to your blog for a long time and always enjoy seeing your cards in my mailbox. I am a member of a Facebook group for Bister/Brusho/Color Burst artists and card makers you might want to check out called Bister, Brusho, and Color Burst Enthusiasts. If you get me your email address, I can send you an invite. I am at khasheck at gmail dot com

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Great card you created here with a really neat background!

Davi said...

Wow Karen is that Gorgeous!! Love it :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

I am a HUGE Fan Karen..!!! Love the Serendipity Stamps Sentiment, and what COLOR and TEXTURE!!! Love you shared with CASology!!!!!!!!

Ela G said...

Amazing card, I love it.
Hugs
Ela

Heather T said...

Oh, I love this one too. That background is gorgeous.

MagsB said...

This is just so beautiful! Thanks for joining in at My time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Juliz Design Post said...

Another stunning card, so pretty.
Julie x