Thursday, 21 May 2015

Happiness in Red

Today at Splitcoast, we are celebrating the Red Cross with making a card using red and white.

It gave me the perfect chance to use the newly released stamp from Penny Black called
Trumpet Song.  What a fantastic stamp to use for a watercolouring technique.
Here's what I did.  I used Memento and Crayola markers in shades of red and two shades of green to colour directly onto my stamp.  I sprayed the stamp with water and stamped onto my watercolour paper.  I then scribbled my Memento marker onto my acrylic block, added water and then using a paint brush, flicked the background with red splatters.
I inked the sentiment from Sprinkles and Smiles with black Memento ink and stamped it in the corner.  I like this saying as you can use is it for so many different occasions.
I am adding my card to these challenges:
 Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

City Crafter- INKY-NES S
(Splatters)
Craft Stamper- ANYTHING GOES-TAKE A STAMP

Card and Scrap- FLOWERS


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look. 

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Memento markers/ Crayola markers/ mini mister/ acrylic block/ paint brush/ Memento bl



30 comments:

Lin said...

Oh this is gorgeous, Karen! Must go check out this stamp now! (love PB flowers!)

Suchi said...

What an adorable card Karen! And that color combination looks soooooo amazing!!
Cheers!
Suchi xx

Loll said...

This card makes me happy!! :) Beautiful image and beautifully watercoloured Karen. xx

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

Anke said...

Absolutely fabulous, I love the red flowers and the wonderful quote.

Hugs
Anke

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my your flowers are beautiful!! Wonderful card ... Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB this week!!

AJ Bodine said...

ooooh, this card just popped off my page while scrolling through my feed. So gorgeous! That PB set is beautiful, another one for my wishlist!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Definitely a card I'd love to receive! Karen x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this card makes ME smile too! It's gorgeous, and I LOVE the beauty of this card! Wow, you don't just do blue well! Hugs, sweet friend, and enjoy the weekend!

Viv said...

Another fab card Karen, I love that bright explosion of colour too, your cards never disappoint ;) Viv xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Just look at your fabulous card! Goodness me, you are so creative, Jo x

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous and made fur such a good cause! And thanks for your visit to my blog!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome. What a beautiful card you created with that stamp set. I have so many stamps now but I am always admiring the cards you create with the ones you own. You make me want more and more. LOL Your cards are always so top notch in design and looks!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!

Davi said...

Ever SO beautiful Karen! I love the way it has that look when the lights are coming thru foliage and flowers :)

Bonnie said...

You always make me happy, Karen, and these red flowers make me ecstatic! Gorgeous card!

Pat said...

Gorgeous PB flowers Karen and your watercolouring technique works beautifully. Love the colours too. x

Susangail Powell said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful watercoloring technique!!

Jackie said...

What a lovely watercolour technique you have used .... Lovely card!
Thank you for joining us at craft stamper magazine's take it make it blog
Jackie

Bobby said...

Another lovely, Karen. That red pops off the page and it's my favorite color so it makes me happy.

Paulette S said...

Me too, Karen!! Just Beautiful. I have a special place in my heart for Morning Glories, they are one of those amazing plants that just keeps reseeding itself to enjoy in my garden and flower pots, year after year. Except for the year I planted White Moon flowers with blue and red morning glories in flower pots and expected a Red-White-Blue show. LOL The purples, pinks and blues are more hardy. I also love to gather the seeds at Summer/Fall and share them. Thanks for sharing your wonderful Water Colors!
Paulette S.
craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

Jodene said...

Your card is simply stunning Karen! You're right, that stamp really lends itself to this watercolour technique. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Seize The Birthday :)

Stella said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

Linda said...

This is gorgeous .... love the watercolour effect. thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE the beautiful stamping ! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
xxx Ellie xxx

Ruby said...

Love this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Elina Strömberg said...

Fabulous! The watercolor effect looks amazing. Your card really inspires me to try this technique myself!
♥ Thank you for playing with us at Craft Stamper TIMI challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in June!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, your card is fantastic! This stamp looks beautiful with a water colour technique. Beautifully presented! xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

FAbulous card!!! Congrats on your TIMI win!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such pretty poisies!