Monday, 22 February 2016

The Little Things

Finally had a chance to post this card.  
I got a new stamp from Rubbernecker and just had to have some time to play around with it.  It is a two-step stamp; one being the outline and the other being the solid stamp.  There is great versatility with this kind of a stamp set as you can use them separately or together.

I began by masking my card front using Painter's Tape around the edges so when removed, I would have a nice, crisp white border.  I then got out my MISTI and placed the outline of the flower stamp inside first.  I inked it up using Brushos that were diluted with water and a paintbrush then stamped.
Next, I placed the solid flower stamp into my MISTI, inked with a bit of Brushos and stamped over the outline.  I then took a wet paintbrush and pulled some of the colours out and blended them together.
When the flowers were dry, I used some Salty Ocean Distress ink, sponged the edges and then stamped the sentiment from STAMPlorations in the corner with black Memento ink.  


Adding my card to these challenges:

Crafty Friends- GIRLY

Brown Sugar- ANYTHING GOES

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards- ANYTHING GOES

Craft for the Craic- SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU SMILE
(playing with my Brushos and my new flower stamps)

Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Also, thanks so much for all the well wishes...
(I had a root canal this week and looked like a chipmunk!!)


Supplies:  stamps- Rubbernecker, STAMPlorations/ Distress ink/ Brushos/ paintbrush/ Painter's tape/ applicator tool/ MISTI/ Memento bl ink

17 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous your watercolor masterpiece is, Karen! That stamp has come to life with your magical talent! Beautiful blue tones, too! Hugs, de

Hannelie said...

Just amazingly beautiful as all your creations Karen!
Always inspired!

Dortesjs said...

waue gorgeous cards love your watercolouring

Melissa L. said...

OOOO, lovely, Karen! Beautifully done. Soft, blue, pretty flowers....ahhhhh! Thanks for playing along at ATSM. Melissa BTW, root canal!? Ugh, yuck! So sorry!

Diane Jaquay said...

Gorgeous card, Karen, I really love those stamps and all of the beautiful BLUE in this card!

Jennifer Earley said...

This is soooo pretty! Love the stamps and the colors!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty background...thanks for sharing it with Crafty Friends Challenge!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous. I always overkill on adding color. I just love this one you did. Great stamp image too!

Creative world said...

My favorite color is blue,and love flowers...your card is combination...amazing and stunning ,and I LOVE the use of Brushos...Thank you for joining us at ATSM...X...Željka

Karen Ashbrook said...

That is a gorgeous card. I really must have a play with my Brushos! Karen x

Davi said...

Beautiful Karen, love the way you taped it off and the flowers are beautiful!

Daffodil Cards said...

I AM delighted by little things - Your card!

Loll said...

So gorgeous, Karen. Not only beautiful images and perfectly designed, but the colours are so you and really pretty. Hope you're feeling better. xx

Bobby said...

That stamp is perfect to use with Brushoes, Karen.

Annette Stapylton said...

This is so beautiful. Love the stamp and love the colors your have chosen.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge #25 and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Member

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, I want to play with you (and your stamps - haha!). Oh, this is gorgeous, and I love the shades of blue and violet! WOW! Stunning! Sending up some warm and loving hugs, gf!

shirley-bee said...

You always do wonderful things with Rubbernecker stamps, and this one is no exception. I love the blended colours on the petals :)