Saturday, 9 January 2016

Happy New Year


Happy New Year 2016!

This is the first card I have had a chance to post this year.  
I was back to work this week and the time just flew by.  I wanted to send out a few Happy New Year cards and the challenge at Splitcoast this morning was just the inspiration I needed.
We are being inspired by another wonderfully done Pinterest board called Winter White.  
Here is the photo my card is based on:


I changed the colour of the berries to blue as I felt the red still looked too Christmasy.
Using my trusty MISTI, I inked up the berries stamp from Memory Box using Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated the process, adding colour variations to the berries.
When that was all dry, I sponged the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and stamped the sentiment from Technique Tuesday with black Memento using my MISTI again.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- SIMPLE

(all stamps are new to me)

Brown Sugar- ANYTHING GOES

Craft for the Craic- JANUARY BLUES

Cardz 4 Galz- SOMETHING NEW
(all stamps)

Double D Challenge- FORGET ME NOT

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Thanks also for all the most kind Birthday Wishes too!

Supplies:  stamps- TT, Memory Box/ Distress ink/ Memento ink and markers/ MISTI/ mini-mister

29 comments:

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the blue! Beautiful.

Virginia Lu said...

How gorgeous is those shades of blue! Jut lovely, Karen! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Something New” Challenge! Enjoy your weekend!

Judith said...

This is so pretty -the inspiration transfers beautifully to blue hugs Judith x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! Love the depth to the stamping! xxx

Lee-Anne said...

And what a beautiful start to the New Year! Gorgeous, Karen!

Ina G said...

You have started the New Year with a Bang. Love the colour choice. Beautiful card Karen. BTW there is a new challenge starting and is called Double D Challenges. Super talent on the DT. I think you should enter your card there. It's all about blue... Check it out.
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/

Loll said...

Wow ... great card to start the new year. Beautiful job with your watercolouring. Gorgeous image ... and of course, it's in your favourite colours --- so pretty! :) xx

Claudia Rogier said...

Hi,

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at BSC.

Hugs
Claudia
DT Brown Sugar challenge
http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/

Daffodil Cards said...

What a happy and delightful card.

Diane Jaquay said...

The blue berries are lovely, beautiful card!

Darlene said...

Oh Karen this is just beautiful and so versatile! You could use ANY sentiment with this beautiful background. Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love how you were inspired by the photo. Great colors for your design.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, what a great way to start off the year with this beautiful card! I agree with Loll that these are my favorite colors! And, wow, what a great inspiration card with the pin you've used! I saw that one myself! Hugs, sweet friend, and wishing you a blessed year ahead!

Bobby said...

Happy New Year to you, Karen. I love the berries in blue and your inking is always superb.

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karten. So lovely, I love the blue.

Hugs
Anke

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is stunning!! Thanks again for playing at Double D!!

Gabby said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Karen! The blue berries are so pretty and a creative NY's card. It would be a great card for many occasions. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! I thought at first it was designer paper, but it's your beautiful stamping. Brilliant! Another wonderful entry for our Forget Me Not Challenge at Double D. Thank you for playing along!

Diane said...

Wow...beautiful...so soft and pretty and if it were mine I would frame it! Thank you for joining us at the Double D challenge for our 'forget me not' challenge!
Diane DD DT

Deidre said...

Karen, those repeating berries made a gorgeous background. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing this week at CASology!

Deepti said...

Blue berries on a blue sky looks amazing :)

cass said...

Wow! very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

Sharon said...

Fantastic creation. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz this week, and good luck!!! Sharon xx DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Definitely the bright and happy blues were the way to go!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card & love the blue berries :)

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Helen x

Suchi said...

Such a beautiful card! LOVE the blue berries, perfect for January Blues! Thanks for playing along Craft for the craic January! :)
Suchi xx

Viv said...

This is so lovely Karen, loving all the blue too of course ;) hugs Viv xx

Brawny said...

A Fabulous cardvx