Monday, 8 February 2016

Magical

Meet today's card.
I had a piece of paper I marbled awhile ago so today it was time to be used and stamped on.

The marbled backgrounds are super easy and fun.  The technique is called 
and is done by dripping Alcohol inks over a water bath.  
If you watch the video, you will see exactly what I did using Ranger Alcohol inks.
The hardest part is being patient while waiting for it to dry.  I let it dry a bit then I like to press it in a book so it will dry flat.  I found this technique so exciting because you never know what you will get after you remove your paper from the water bath.  
 
 To see another example of this technique using different colours of inks see this post:

I used my MISTI to stamp the flowers from Unity.  I inked the stamp by painting on Brushos and water.
When dry, I mounted that piece onto a strip of blue then onto my card front.  To help better define the panel, I scored on either side using my ScorPal.


I am adding my card to these challenges:


Time Out- LOVE IS THE FLOWER YOU'VE GOT TO LET IT GROW


Crazy 4 Challenges- DOWN UNDER
(I had to put my cs down under the paint in the water)

Addicted to Stamps- ANYTHING GOES


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

Supplies:  stamps- Unity, Rubbernecker/ Alcohol inks/ MISTI/ Memento bl ink/ Brushos/ ScorPal
 

32 comments:

Carolyn Bennie said...

Such a fresh take on the blossom theme. Love the colour wash and stunning use of colour. Thanks for playing with ATCAS. x Carolyn

maria f. said...

Oh those colors - so refreshing!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Gorgeous card, such a lovely fresh colour combo. Karen xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Fantastic, wonderful colours you have used on your card!!! A real masterpiece, I love it!!!

Greetings
Maria

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow Awesome bg..the technique looks very interesting !!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow Awesome bg..the technique looks very interesting !!

Melissa L. said...

Beautiful, Karen. I love it! Thanks for playing along at HLS MM.

Nonni said...

What a beauty, Karen. I love these color choices and the artsy, yet classy and clean look of your card. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO lovely, the marbling looks fabulous and the flowers and sentiment are perfect, another masterpiece by you, m'dear!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful and the yellow with the blue reminds me of a sunny summer day!

AJ Bodine said...

Very pretty Karen, I need to check out these techniques, I'd love to make a background like this!

Susan said...

Karen, I love your floating alcohol ink background! It's perfect for the painted flowers on top - you are a master at painting stamps with Brushos! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

sandie said...

gorgeous Karen, love the colours of the background and how they blend so well. Thanks for joining TO

Loll said...

WOW ... this is amazing. LOVE that alcohol ink background which is perfectly paired with your beautiful flowers. Great job Karen!! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous marbled background, Karen! I love the color combo and how your inks blended...so perfect with your flowers, too! Really beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Donna Ellis said...

Sunshine and clear skies! Gorgeous! I've pinned your masterpiece! Hugs, de

Pam said...

This is gorgeous!Li=ove your card & this technique!

Davi said...

Truly beautiful!! I love the way you did the background and yellow with the blue make such a pretty combo.

Suchi said...

What a beautiful background and a gorgeous card Karen! :)
Suchi xx

Gabby said...
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Gabby said...

LOVE the blue + yellow + white! NICE card, Karen! The only "floating" technique I've ever used is floating nail polish on water and it looked awesome and had terrific texture. Thanks for the links. I'll be checking them out. :)

DL said...

Your car is so beautiful! I love the colors.

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful bright and cheery card.

Anita in France said...

What a beautiful background, Karen ... those lovely blooms are gorgeous against it ... looks just like a wonderful warm summer day! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Anni said...

I am always so impressed when I visit your blog! All your cards are so awesome!
Anni

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card with blue and yellow Karen, I always struggle with that colour combo. Well done. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful card Karen. Wonderful mixed media with an understated CAS look. I love the fresh and pretty colours too!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Bobby said...

I love the way those colors marbled, Karen, and you always know the right details to add to finish off your beautiful panels.

Shery said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Great technique to create that awesome background. So happy to see your card in the TO gallery! ~Shery

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Love the bright colors of this. So happy and cheery.

Linda said...

Love this .... great techniques. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Linda xx

Ingrid said...

Absolutely gorgeous...LOVE that background - so unique. Thanks for joining in at HLS again! :)