Sunday, 6 March 2016

Blissful Day


Morning.
Calling this card 'Blissful Day' because any day I have time to play with my stamps and inks is a good day.
So here I am playing with some newly released stamps from Penny Black and if you love flower stamps like I do, you need to go and check out their new ones...WOW!  Gorgeous.
This one is called Passionate.  Isn't it so beautiful and so easy to colour as well.

To begin making my card, I taped off a border using tape.  I like the look of a crisp, white border when I am done stamping. Then I placed my stamp inside my MISTI.  I coloured my stamp using Memento markers, sprayed with water and pressed onto my heavy-weight cardstock.  I then went back to my stamp and colored over again but this time used darker shades of the first colours and pressed onto my paper.  I didn't have to add more water as my paper was a bit wet from the first stamping.
When that was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the fantastic new set from PB called 
Special Thoughts.  Love the script fonts on this set.
To finish off my card, I sponged the edges with Salty Ocean Distress inks leaving some white areas showing.
The blue background behind the main panel was done using a stencil and this technique with Distress inks and water.  Simple technique with fun results.


Adding my card to these challenges:

NEW CHALLENGE: *CAS Mix Up Card*-STAMPING, WATERCOLOURING, YOUR CHOICE
(my choice was stencil on bkg piece)


(these stamps were a gift from PB)
 

 Allsorts- FEMININE



Thanks again for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-Penny Black/ inks- Distress, Memento/ painter's tape/ Memento markers/ stencil





25 comments:

Bonnie said...

You always come up with the greatest techniques, Karen! This combo is fantastic! Love all the blues, the gorgeous flowers and the texture you've created for the background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card, the water colouring looks amazing.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Such a calming scene.
Chris R.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is just beautiful Karen! It looks like an impressionist painting and such a gorgeous sentiment! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a beautiful card, love the image and the sentiment you've used, must have a look at the new Penny Black stamps. Karen x

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so beautiful! The colors are lovely and the I love the script on your sentiment.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Karen! Your watercolored flowers are beautiful, and I love your design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

brenda said...

A really pretty and feminine card Karen.

Many thanks for joining in our International Women's Day theme at Allsorts.

B x

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts theme
"International Women`s Day"!
Have a happy day;-))m

Marcia HIll said...

What an incredibly beautiful card...LOVE it!! :0)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a gorgeous image, Karen, and you've really made it shine with your coloring! Wow! And a gorgeous matting using the technique you showed us a few posts ago! I definitely have to try that, because we can't always find the right DP! Love it, sweet friend! Hugs!

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful, Karen - perfect for Loll's and Bonnie's new challenge. I love your colours!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous card again! I am glad it is a good day for you and that you found time to play!

Loll said...

This is gorgeous Karen. The colours, the design ... everything is just perfect. You are really the master at this technique. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Mix Up. xx

Mary said...

As usual, your card is awesome. Thanks for sharing the steps of how you achieved it. Hopefully I'll have a blissful day soon too and have some time to stamp and try something like this!

Kathleen said...

Love the blue and the lovely new stamp.
Thank you for joining our International Woman's Day this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Bobby said...

I need to take a cue from you and ink the background of my flowers. I usually leave mine white but yours looks so good.

Davi said...

Another beauty Karen, I love the flowers :)

Ina G said...

Blissfully beautiful Karen.

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous, Karen! You certainly have mastered this medium! I so enjoy your projects! Hugs, de

aussie aNNie said...

Beautifully presented and coloured creation. Thank you for entering into our current challenge and hope you return next challenge...xx
{aNNie Crafty Friends Challenge DT Member}

Kelly Lloyd said...

What a wonderful card. So pretty
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Deepti said...

What a fabulous gift you got and what a lovely use of them :) gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

Anja Curvers said...

Such a gorgeous card love it. Thanks for sharing with ATCAS.

Mimi said...

Very nice... I love that it's so bright, but still conservative: could use for any "Thinking of you" occasion, from grief to just saying hello.