Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Rustic Meets Elegance

Today's the day!
Time to introduce you to a new challenge and who doesn't love a challenge?

Meet The Flower Challenge.
What fun we will have playing with our flower stamps, stencils and die-cuts.


This is the card I created for that challenge using a woodgrain background.  It is very easy to do and back in January, I did a tutorial about how to do it.  Find it here:

The flower are from a SU set that I stamped with Versamark, white heat embossed and watercolored using Brushos.  I love the colour variations you can achieve using the Brushos.
When the flowers were dried, I mounted them onto a white panel and stamped the sentiment.
I pop dot mounted that panel over the woodgrain and added some black jewels to my flower centers.



I hope you will check out our new challenge and come play along with us.

Supplies:  stamps:  SU, (sorry I don't remember who made the sentiment)/ ink: Distress, Memento/ Brushos/ Elmer's Glue/ ScorPal/ paint brush/ MISTI

22 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Oh Karen, this is just the most elegant rustic chic creation! Beautifully put together!

Evelyn S. said...

This is so beautiful!

Ellibelle said...

Oohh how beautiful, love that shade of blue and thank you for linking to the woodgrain tutorial, I missed it when you first posted it! Looking forward to playing along in the flower challenge!!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Karen! All my favorite things......

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Karen!

Patti Willey said...

Yummy! I love a blue floral color pallet with neutral backgrounds this is a rustic wonder! Love it!

Aileen Ryan said...

Karen, this is such beautiful card and I have now got to try that woodgrain look. Thank you so much for sharing that tutorial on this post. The fence with the blue flowers just stunning. Thank you so much for joining our team, your support is so appreciated.

Loll said...

Gorgoeus card Karen. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your woodgrain backgrounds. The blue flowers just pop ... so pretty! xx

Karren said...

I've been admiring this card for so long on the DT blog and it's still as stunning as the first time I saw it! Gorgeous card!

Anke said...

Beautiful card, Karen. I love your woodgrain background ...

Hugs
Anke

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeutiful card Karen. Will have to check out this new challenge. Don't we all have a zillion flower stamps.

Lisa Tilson said...

Karen this is super! I love blue flowers and I recently got some brusho which I am enjoying playing with, so it's great to see it on your card as it gives me some more ideas! Also, a lovely layout, stunning background. Beautiful card.

Lisa Tilson said...

Karen this is super! I love blue flowers and I recently got some brusho which I am enjoying playing with, so it's great to see it on your card as it gives me some more ideas! Also, a lovely layout, stunning background. Beautiful card.

Maria A. said...

WOW!! Karen, this is such a fabulous card, I thought the wood grain was done with a stamp, this is way better and more amazing.
Thank you for the link to your tutorial on how to create the background, this one looks just perfect for your beautiful blue flowers.
Awesome card!!
XO
Maria.

Maria A. said...

WOW!! Karen, this is such a fabulous card, I thought the wood grain was done with a stamp, this is way better and more amazing.
Thank you for the link to your tutorial on how to create the background, this one looks just perfect for your beautiful blue flowers.
Awesome card!!
XO
Maria.

Susanne Vargas said...

The flowers look great in front of another one your awesome woodgrain backgrounds!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karen
Fabulous card... Love the background... Will join in the Challenge some time .. Have lots of visitors at the moment ... So not much crafting time...
Blog still not right when I look at it on the iPad but I can stretch it out...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Karen, love this woodgrain background, your tutorial is fantastic, I just need to work out what Elmers glue is! Will be googling it :) Cathy x

Viv said...

Stunning card here Karen, loving the pretty blue flowers and that amazing woodgrain background.Just love it all ;) hugs Viv xx

Susi K. said...

Love the way that blue looks on the woodgrain BG - such a stunning tone and a beautiful card!

Helen Gullett said...

This is gorgeous Karen! I love flowers and gotta check out this challenge

Donna said...

So, so beautiful. Love everything about this, Karen. X