Saturday, 7 March 2015

Floral Inspirations

Welcome to the weekend and meet today's card.
I am having fun playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast this am.  Today, we are being inspired by the Great Big Canvas site.  Here is the canvas that inspired my card:


My card was made using some wonderful new products from Penny Black.  I inked up the 
Gentle Whisper stamp by colouring it with Memento markers.  I coloured directly onto the stamp adding different shades of orange and reds; so easy to do.  I sprayed with water to help the colours blend, then stamped onto a piece of watercolour paper.  I repeated that process several times and then when dry, I went back in with a paint brush and some water and filled in a bit then splattered some of the colour on the background.  
After the piece was totally dry, I used the new die called Stitched Edges to cut the curve with my Cuttlebug and added the red piece of card stock behind that for interest.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the
Sprinkles and Smiles set.


I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- SPECIAL LADY

CAS on Sunday- GIRL POWER

Addicted to Stamps- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Craft Stamper- ANYTHING GOES

The Mixed Media Cards- HINTS OF SPRING

 


Thanks so much for coming by.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Memento markers/ Cuttlebug/ paint brush/ Mini mister/ Memento bl ink/ pearls

49 comments:

Lin said...

Oh this is yummy, Karen! Gorgeous inking, and I love your overall design!

cm said...

How gorgeous this is...beautiful colours, stunning flowers! I've never tried 'water-colouring' with my Memento inks, so adding this to my 'must try' technique list. Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Lin said...

Me again, Karen, in my official capacity.....you already now how much I love this beauty! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

Tanja said...

your faux watercoloring looks fantastic - thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this week

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Karen, I love your water-coloured flowers - might have to try this technique, your design is fabulous.
Pauline
x

AJ Bodine said...

Thanks for linking the products you've used. This card brought on a lot of happy when I saw it. Stunning!!!

Laurene said...

Stunning!...and the card is tailored beautifully to feature the gorgeous color.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is magnificent. I love the flowers you used on that card and the fabulous layout too!

TL Marzewski said...

Absolutely a happy little card! Just beautiful!!

Bobby said...

The flowers are beautiful, Karen, and I love the way you cut the panel. It' adds so much to the design.

Basement Stamper said...

the watercolored flowers are stunning on this card, just beautiful!

shirley-bee said...

Ohhhhh, Karen this is just stunning! I love the splattered background (of course!) and the panel looks wonderful with the curved diecut edge. Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper and The Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

Loll said...

Wow ... this is STUNNING! Love your watercoloured blooms ... such pretty colours. And love the layout and design. Amazing card, my friend! Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge. Loll xx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen!!! This is gorgeous, and the colors are fabulous! Wow! I totally love the mixed media technique you've used and the fabulous PB die! Absolutely stunning and elegant card, sweet friend! One of my favorites (haha...I say that a lot, don't I?!?!). Yes, I love all your cards, but some are extra special. Take care of yourself and enjoy the weekend!! Warm hugs!!

joy said...

So beautiful, Karen! Love the pretty colors and the splatters. The die cut borders are lovely, too.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Karen! I love your water color technique and your CAS design is stunning! Beautiful take on the canvas, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Fantastic, I love this, great image and colours!! Super!!

Greetings
Maria

Gabi MeWi said...

Karen that is really fresh and just wonderful...

SARN said...

Absolutely GLORIOUS. Brilliant card from the inspiration photo xxx

Deepti said...

This is so very pretty ! Thank you for sharing with MMCC

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Your watercolouring is stunning and I like the layout too. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Renee said...

Beautiful watercoloring! Thanks for joining us at the Make It Take It Challenge.

Kay Wallace said...

Exceptional work, Karen!

nancy littrell said...

Your watercolored cards are just blowing me away Karen!!!! I'm in love with your latest PB watercolored flowers...Wow! TFS my friend.

Ruby said...

Stunning card Karen. I love your work and blog.

Wei said...

Gorgeous card! Love your amazing inking and layout, Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! You took that inspiration photo and just ROCKED it. Gorgeous, fabulous, stunning card!!! Woot!

JD/ Jill said...

This is just stunning! Your sentiment goes so nicely with your image!

Paulette S said...

Beautiful, Karen!! I saw this in the side bar somewhere else and I knew it would be in my mail box. LOL So, I could get the details. I love how prominant those reds are on the water color paper. Thanks, Paulette S.
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Davi said...

Boy I think this is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful flowers, the looks so wispy and the red border makes the perfect accent :)

Therese said...

it is SO beautiful!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is beautiful. I love your coloring.

Linda said...

This is stunning!! Love those water-coloured blooms. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning!

Julia Aston said...

Great technique on the stamping of your florals Karen! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Bonnie said...

After seeing Nancy's card, I just had to come take a look! This is gorgeous, Karen! Into my CASE file!

Bonnie said...

After seeing Nancy's card, I just had to come take a look! This is gorgeous, Karen! Into my CASE file!

Janneke de Jong said...

What a amazing card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

Nikki Killinger said...

Stunning card, beautiful crisp colours and layout. Thank you for joining us in the TIMI challenge this month, good luck. Nikki K. xx

maria f. said...

Can't believe that stamp is called gentle whisper. I was going to say that I can almost sense the wind swaying those lovelies. And die cutting the panel with that shape was a fabulous idea. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month!

Jackie said...

So pretty thank you for joining us at craft stamper magazines challenge blog

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

Thank you for joining us for the Take it Make Challenge, love your project ... simply stunning xoxo

Elina Strömberg said...

Lovely, lovely card! So beautiful!
Thank you for playing with us at Take It Make It Challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in April!

shirley-bee said...

Congrats on your well-deserved win at Craft Stamper!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your card, Karen! It is more than worthy of the win at Craft Stamper! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

Stunning :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC

Pam said...

Really beautiful!

SARN said...

LOVE this. I like the contrast between the watercoloured image/splatters and the crisp white bottom divided by that gorgeous red die. xxx