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

27 comments:

  1. 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!

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

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the depth to the stamping! xxx

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

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  5. 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/

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  6. 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

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  7. Hi,

    Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at BSC.

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

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  8. What a happy and delightful card.

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  9. The blue berries are lovely, beautiful card!

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  10. 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

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

    Hugs
    Anke

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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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

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

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  20. Blue berries on a blue sky looks amazing :)

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

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

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

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  24. Beautiful card & love the blue berries :)

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

    Helen x

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

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