Saturday, 2 July 2016

Freestyle


 Happy Saturday.
Calling this card 'freestyle' because of the loose watercoloured look it has.
I did that easily by making my own stamp pad and by using my Full Bloom stamp from Penny Black.

I wanted to play with shades of blues so I sprinkled 2 colours of Brushos onto my non-stick craft sheet, sprayed with water and used that as my stamp pad.  Love the variation of colour I was able to achieve  by dipping my stamp in the wet pigment and stamping onto my 90 lb. watercolour paper.
 When that was dry, I inked up my Letter Background stamp from Penny Black with Faded Jeans Distress ink, stamped off and then onto my background.  Love that stamp for adding interest and depth to my backgrounds.  I also sponged the edges using some more of the Distress ink.
There were puddles of Brushos left on my craft sheet so I took a paint brush and added splatters as well....can't just let good paint go to waste now can you!


Finally, when everything was all nice and dry, I stamped the sentiment from  the Sentiment Collection using black Memento ink and my MISTI.

If you own Brushos or even Color Bursts, it is a fun way to play around with your stamps and try and see what colour variations you can come up with.


 Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

CCEE Stampers- MIXED MEDIA

Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES

Cardz 4 Guyz- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES


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Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Brushos/ MISTI/ ink- DI, Memento/ paint brush/ non-stick mat/ ink applicator tool





19 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card Karen, love the style and colour.

Marie-Louise said...

I absolutely love this Karen. Such gorgeous shades of blue.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful as all your designs are.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Karen, I Love your loose watercoloring with your Brushos! Adding your stamped off lettering adds so much depth to your beautiful flower image. TFS your card and detailed description my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the amazing results you are able to get with your Brushos, Karen! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card with the CCEE Stampers in their Mixed Media Challenge this week!

Loll said...

Gorgeous freestyle card Karen. Love how you made your own "stamp pad" to create these very artsy watercoloured images. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the freestyle. That lettering int eh background is so subtle but really awesome.

Teresa Kline said...

hello karen! fun design...fabulous stamping! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! What an incredible effect and fabulous idea! You do come up with some innovative ways to use inks, Karen! The result- Gorgeous!

Daria said...

This is so beautiful! Love it! Thank you for sharing it.

Daria said...

This is so beautiful! Love it! Thank you for sharing it.

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karen. So lovely ...

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful and elegant card, thank you for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz
Jane

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Lisa Lara said...

This is just so amazing and it is an OLC too. You just work your magic every time!

Bobby said...

You always get such a beautiful look with your PB stamps and Brushos, Karen. I should be getting a couple of PB stamps any day now and I plan to try your spritzed marker technique. Wish me luck. ;)

ElizabethR said...

That's a beautiful card Karen, thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Stamper, Elizabeth x

Ellie Knol said...

Wonderful entry for the Craft Stamper challenge this month
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Linda said...

Love this!!! What a clever way to use Brushos. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx