Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spring Beauties


Good Morning.
This month I have the pleasure and honor of being the Guest Designer at the Serendipity Stamps where the theme is Spring Fever.  They have so many wonderful stamps for Spring and this one called 
Large Violets spoke to me. 

http://serendipitystampschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2015/03/sscb41-spring-fever.html

I began my card by masking the oval.  I inked the violet stamp with Memento Grey ink and stamped over the mask.  I used the grey so I would be able to watercolour over the image and the lines would not show.  Then using a light pencil line, I traced along the inside of the oval and removed the mask.
 I watercoloured the flowers by pressing my Distress ink pads onto my non-stick craft sheet and blending with water.  It is such an easy technique to use.  I painted onto my 90 lb. watercolour paper using a fine line brush. 
 When my flowers were dry, I went back in and carefully painted the oval.
Finally, stamped this great sentiment called Live Each Season and mounted all onto my card front.


I hope that you may have a chance to play along with us this month.

Please check out what the rest of the Design Team has created:



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  Just a few more days and I will be able to wish you a Happy Spring!

Supplies:  stamps- Serendipity Stamps/ Distress inks/ paint brush/ non-stick craft sheet/ Spellbinders die to cut the oval/ Memento Grey and Bl ink

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Karen. Love the flowers stamp.

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  2. Karen, that is REALLY Beautiful!!, love the image and great sentiment together :)

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  3. This is quite stunning. I can see why this stamp spoke to you.

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  4. Oh, Karen, I love violets, and these are so beautiful in gorgeous colors! I love the masked circle and that great sentiment too!! Hugs!

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  5. Karen, I love the oval base for the flowers! Really beautiful work!

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  6. What a beautiful spring card and I adore the sentiment too!

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  7. These beautiful violets bring back memories of picking them from our yard when I was a little girl. Your watercoloring is perfect!

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  8. Beautiful Karen. Love the meaningful sentiment.

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  9. Beautiful spring card, mf! I adore the pretty colors and how you painted in the turquoise oval around your lovely violets. I've so enjoyed having you with us this month and your creations have been gorgeous!

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  10. Your cards are stunning Karen.

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  11. Oh Karen! These violets are so dreamy! Love the bold colors and the pretty blue background. I can't wait to see some of these beauties springing up soon! Thanks so much for being our guest - your work is alwas gorgeous!

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  12. Karen...this is gorgeous!! So glad you joined us!!

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