Saturday, 14 May 2016

Sunny Watercolor

Morning.

Meet today's card.
I am really trying hard to work outside of my favourite blue colour palette so I chose these colours at the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast this morning.


I began by stamping the flower from STAMPlorations on some scrap paper and cut a mask so I could use it to stamp multiple times.  I inked up my stamp with Memento black ink and stamped the first flower in the bottom corner to make that my focal point.  Then I covered it with the mask and stamped the flowers on either side.  
I used my Brushos to watercolor my flowers by sprinkling some out into a painter's palette (the plastic ones that you can add and mix paint into) and added water.  I love using them as I find you can get many shades just by varying the amount of water you use.  


I fussy cut out the flowers and using pop dots, mounted it onto my white card front.  I stamped the sentiment which is also from STAMPlorations then pierced a border around the edge to add more interest. 

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- FLOWERS

STAMPlorations- CAS ANYTHING GOES

Shopping Our Stash- APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS 

The Card Concept- YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
(clean and layered)

Just Add Ink- MASKING


 Have a great weekend and thanks so much for dropping in.

Supplies:  stamps- STAMPLORATIONS/ ink- Memento bl/ Brushos/ paintbrush/ paper piercer/ pop dots

23 comments:

  1. WOW! Karen, this is gorgeous and bright, sunny fabulous! I LOVE it over the moon! These are not your normal colors, and this is a fabulous floral image! Wow, what pop this card has, and I love your piercing!! Stunning card, sweet friend! And you are so gifted with the Brushos! Amazing! Hoping you are having a bright, sunny day! Hugs!

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  2. I'm a big fan of orange and this card is just GORGEOUS, Karen!! I think it's one of those underused colors (like purple!)

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  3. This is gorgeous and I love the colors of those big beautiful blooms.

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  4. OMG Karen, your Gorgeous flowers do Pop! I love your Brushos watercolored, masked and fussy cut flowers! Beautiful CAS design and sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  5. Oh, this is simply beautiful! Love those fabulous colored blooms. So glad you could join us at The Card Concept!

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  6. Wow, what a simply stunning creation! I wish I could make cards like yours! Jo x

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  7. So beautifully colored, your masking is superb!! Thanks for playing at TCC:)

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  8. Gorgeous design Karen. Love the bright and sunny colours of your flowers. Sunshine in a card. :) xx

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  9. Wow, I agree with the others- this is spectacular!! Love the colors for your blossoms along with your perfect masking!! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept :-)

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  10. Great masking and beautiful coloring! Love it!

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  11. Lovely use of the masking technique Karen. Beautiful bold blooms, such a cheery card with a great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  12. Wow - wonderful depth of colour - I really love the touch of paper piercing on this card. Chantell JAI

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  13. I love it when someone is bold enough to use ORANGE OUT LOUD in a design! You have done a great job of using this often overlooked color! Thanks for embracing our challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  14. What a beautiful card, Karen! I love the vibrant colours, and depth of colour you've achieved on those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  15. Stunning colouring and exceptional masking technique...very well done. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept. xx

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  16. Wow, Karen those masked blooms are wonderful - so bold & beautifully coloured & your choice of sentiment works so well with them. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.
    Di :)

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  17. WOW! Bright, bold and beautiful! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Flowers Challenge.
    Gayatri xx

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  18. Such a lovely card... Loved everything about it.. the layers, colours, small details...

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  19. WOW!! This is gorgeous ... I love the colours! Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

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  20. My gosh! The colors on this are so scrumptious! Wow! Just wow!

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