Sunday, 19 April 2015

Gentleness

Morning.  
Thanks again for all your most kind emails from yesterday's post.  You really made me feel teary eyed and so appreciative!

Well anyways, here is a card I made inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and these two photo prints from Pottery Barn.  


 The woodgrain background was created by using the Embossing Folder Stamping Technique.  I just love using this technique as it gets me so much more mileage from my EB folders.  
I inked inside of my embossing folder (raised side) with Antique Linen Distress ink, sprayed with water and pressed my paper gently into the wet ink.  
I just got some Staedtler watercolour crayons and wanted to try them out for the flowers.  So, when the bkg. was dry, I sprayed the flower stamp with water and coloured directly onto my stamp with the crayon.  I sprayed again then stamped.  Since I have never used watercolour crayons before, I love the variation of colour I got using the same crayon.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Kaisercraft with black Memento ink.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG.

The Mixed Media- FLOWERS


Sister Act Card- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks again for taking the time to come and visit.  

Supplies:  stamps- Unity, Kaisercraft/ Distress ink/ eb folder/ mini mister/ Staedtler watercolour crayons/ Memento bl ink

19 comments:

  1. Wow! Love this in the neutrals, Karen! Great placement of the images...looks fabulous!

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  2. Beautiful design and such a sweet quote!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  3. Wow! What a gorgeous card, Karen! I love the choice of stamps and the colour combo too - just wonderful!

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  4. Oh my this looks sooooooo pretty !

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  5. What a cool technique, Karen. Thanks for adding this beauty to the MMCC gallery.

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  6. You have more tools and techniques to play with, Karen, and you know just how to use them to their best advantage.

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  7. You can never go wrong with the wood grain background! Love your gorgeous design, Karen! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make Your Own Background” Challenge!

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  8. Such a beautiful card! And I really must try this technique, the result is fabulous!
    Greetings, Annie

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  9. Really nice card, love your composition!

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  10. Beautiful card as always Karen!! Love these two techniques you've used . Amazing design. Loll xx

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  11. Karen, your card is just gorgeous! My friend and I were stamping together yesterday and we were inspired by this to make something very similar! I posted it on my blog crediting you for our inspiration! Thanks so much! Hugs, Laura
    http://holmadelaura.blogspot.com/2015/04/backgrounds-stampfest.html

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  12. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at challenge up your life

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  13. So beautiful, Karen. Fantastic technique.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  14. Love your card! The earth tones bring such a peaceful feeling to your project. Simply beautiful!

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  15. This is nifty. I love the earth tones. You could send this to a guy and he wouldn't have his masculinity threatened. ;-)

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