Saturday, 20 February 2016

Welcoming Spring

Happy Saturday.

Calling this card 'Welcoming Spring'.  
Although we are no where close to Spring here, I anxiously await it's arrival.  
For me, it's magical watching all come to life and emerge from the ground.
I am using stamps from Penny Black today, to create my card.

I began by masking my white cardstock using Painter's Tape.  I like to stick it onto my clothes a few times first before applying to my paper as that helps remove some of the adhesive and won't tear the paper when removed.
Next, I placed the flower stamp from PB called Lofty into my MISTI and painted on some Brushos that I had diluted with water using a paint brush and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the colour on the flowers.  By using my MISTI, I am able to build up the colour so easily.
I set that aside to let it dry then stamped the sentiment from the PB set called Sprinkles and Smiles and sponged the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress ink.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- YOU CHOOSE

Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES

Happy Little Stampers- MIXED MEDIA PAINT

Just Us Girls- COLOUR CHALLENGE


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

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ Memento bl ink/ Distress ink/ Brushos/ paint brush/ Painter's Tape/ MISTI

26 comments:

Krisha said...

Stunning card, love the water color look.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, love, love, love this card and stamp! Wow, it's gorgeous! Hope that root canal is feeling lots better! Hugs, sweet friend! Spring is coming - soon I hope for you! xoxo

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous! I love it and so depicts Spring's arrival. I love all the blue too!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful! I love those PB flowers, and how you've got the halo of light in the centre of the card. And thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a beautiful card. Karen x

Melissa L. said...

This is soooo pretty, Karen! I love the colors and the beautiful soft result. Thanks for playing along at HLS MMM Cahllenge. Melissa

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card and lovely sentiment! xxx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Gorgeous! I love how you created the panel with the painter's tape. Beautiful results on those flowers with the Brushos. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Gabi MeWi said...

I love the flowers.

Nancy said...

Gorgeously framed in water colored image Karen! This card should be framed and hung as wall art! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls and Seize the Birthday!

Daffodil Cards said...

SO very beautiful.

Loll said...

Gorgeous colours for those beautiful flowers. Have not seen this stamp from PB ... now my wish list has grown again! :) LOVE the card, my friend. Have a great week. xx

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Karen! I love how you built up the color using your Misti and Brushos...I must try it! Love the softness of your background, too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Ina G said...

Another beautiful creation Karen. Love the bold colours and the layout. So nice to see you over at Just Us Girls again. Thanks.

Rahmat said...

Wow, what a lovely flower, and love the front panel with that soft colors, happy to see at ATSM.

Gabby said...

Wonderful card, Karen! Your bkgrd and flowers are beautiful! ? If you get any of the Brushos ink on the Misti, how do you get it off? Brushos are fabulous but what I don't like about them is that they stain everything they come in contact with. :)

Mandy LaCroix said...

FABULOUS card! Gorgeous - love how you did this!
Thanks for sharing it over at the ATSM blog!

Anke said...

Wonderful card, I love the flowers and the sentiment.

Hugs
Anke

Dortesjs said...

love this card to fabulous colours. i will link to your blog

Maria Levine said...

What a beautiful watercolor look! Nicely done!

Maria Levine said...

What a beautiful watercolor look! Nicely done!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the pretty watercolor flowers and your color scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Tanja said...

love those Brusho flowers - thanks for sharing your creation at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

Bobby said...

Brushos + background inking = gorgeousness. Beautiful card, Karen.

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous as usual Karen! LOVE the brusho. Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers!!! :)