Thursday, 13 August 2015

Watercolour Birthday

Happy International Lefthander's Day

Although I am right-handed, today at Splitcoast we are celebrating by making a card where the interest is to the left.  This is what I came up with.

I began by colouring on my Penny Black stamp called Delicate Florals using Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.   When dry, I used my Memento markers to colour in the flowers.  I did that by scribbling onto my acrylic block and picked up the colour with a wet paint brush.
 Next, I stamped the script called Letter Background also from Penny Black, along the left edge with grey Memento ink.  It needed something more so I took some Dusty Concord Distress ink and sponged the edges.  The sentiment is from a set called Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped using my Misti.  I added sparkle to the flower heads with a Stella Wink pen.
Wish the camera could pick up the sparkle!

Adding my card to these challenges:

 Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK

Craft Stamper- Pens and Pencils
(markers included)

Inspiration Destination- ANYTHING GOES 

(Stella Wink Pen)

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Don't know how much I will be around the next couple of weeks.  Having a bit of a vacation.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Stella Wink pen/ Memento markers/ Memento gray and bl ink/ Distress ink/ sponge applicator/ paint brush



  1. This is gorgeous! The colors and the soft BG is incredible :)

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  3. Real CAS - clean,adorable and simple...Love it.

  4. Such a pretty card, my daughter would love the colours and the fact you are celebrating left handers day!
    So pleased to see you link up at ATSM. :)

  5. This is so gorgeous... nice coloring...
    Thanks for joining the Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  6. Very striking and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew..
    Cathy DT Member

  7. Absolutely gorgeous in every way. Love it!

  8. Karen, this is dreamy and gorgeous, and I love the colors!! I love these flowers and how you've added the light script...stunning card, my right-handed friend! It's tough being a leftie at times...I know! Hugs, sweet friend!

  9. Goodness, what a beauty! Karen, your cards are simply stunning - you are one very talented lady, Jo x

  10. SO very pretty, love the text with the flowers

  11. SO very pretty, love the text with the flowers

  12. Very pretty, Karen! Love that script and sponged edges to highlight the pretty flowers!

  13. The flowers are gorgeous,Karen, and I love the halo around the edge of the panel. Have a great vacation!

  14. Karen, this is gorgeous. I love the colours, the script in the background and the gentle blending around the edge of your panel. This is a beauty!
    Thanks for playing along at ATSM this week, Anita x

  15. Beautiful card Karen. LOVE this image ... and need to put that on my wish list! :) Your soft watercolour spritz looks amazing with this image. The script and sponged edges really add even more elegance. xx

  16. Very nice! I just love the watercolor look you can achieve with stamps!

  17. Really beautiful water coloring, Karen! I love the color combo and your design is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  18. Hi there
    What a lovely flowers really love them :))) The colour is so nice
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD DT
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  19. This is one of my favourite stamps and I love what you've done with it here. The delicate script in the background is just perfect. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... Good luck! Linda xx

  20. Beautiful card, Karen! I love the colour scheme you chose. And thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

  21. Gorgeous flowers Karen. TFS your card and detailed description.