Saturday, 22 April 2017

Shades of Blue

Happy Saturday.
Meet today's card inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and my love of stamping with blue.

I wanted to play with this wonderful wildflower stamp and see what I could create.
 I began by placing the flower stamp inside my Misti, coloured directly onto the stamp with a light coloured Zig Waterbrush marker, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process with a darker shade of blue then clear heat embossed the image.  I stamped the flowers again in the bkg with gray Memento ink to add the appearance of shadows.
I went on to stamp the sentiment along the edge of my card front with Versamark ink then white heat embossed so I could do an emboss resist.  
Lastly, I rubbed the whole card front with Distress inks and splattered with water to lift some of the colour...it looks like falling rain.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed. -SHOWERS and or FLOWERS

As You Like It- FAV COLOR (and why)
(blue to me is purity, it reminds me of a sunny day with blue skies and the beach)
 
Little Red Wagon- APRIL SHOWERS

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPED


Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by.

Supplies
Stamps- Wildflowers-Umbells (Magenta), Something Incredible (Impression Obsession)
Paper- heavy weight (local store bulk)
Ink- Versamark, Memento gray, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch Distress ink (TH), Zigs
Accessories and Tools- clear and white embossing powder, heat tool, Misti, sponge applicator (TH)

28 comments:

  1. I must say Karen you do make the most gorgeous blue cards and you have blended the colours together beautifully and the Magenta stamp is so pretty and you have shaded perfectly with the two different colours of blue and then the background ones in grey to add dimension. I love the repeat stamping of the sentiment too. x

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous stamping and wonderful background xxx

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  3. Beautiful card. My favorite color is blue. Love everything about your blue flower card!! :-)

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  4. Wow... Great flower stamp, love the tones of blues you achieved and the grey stamping is perfect with it. Great idea to heart emboss everything so that you can blend the background. Amazing and eye catching card x

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  5. It's perfect and so beautiful!!

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  6. Gorgeous.It reminds me on a cool winterday.

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  7. Gorgeous.It reminds me on a cool winterday.

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  8. Gorgeous repeat watercolor stamped wildflowers, Karen. I love how you stamped your flowers again in a shade of grey. Your repeat sentiment and spritzing with water really finished off your card beautifully. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  9. A wonderful card design again and I so love the blue. And, your repeat sentiment surely works so well on it as do the lovely wildflowers.

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  10. Many shades of blue on this delightful card, Karen! Love the rainy background and another of your wonderful sentiments!

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  11. This one took my breath away!! It's SO dreamy, Karen and one I hope to case! Love the color choice as well as the incredible lighting in your background!

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  12. love the mix of blue and brown with what looks like the light streaming in from behind, awesome card

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  13. Love the blue and grey together! Gorgeous!

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  14. This is stunning, Karen! That wildflower stamp is gorgeous and you have used it beautifully. I like how you've stamped the sentiment multiple times and you've captured the light quality perfectly too.

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  15. Love the repeating white sentiment - great with the blue. Hugs, Autumn

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  16. So profound, love the repeating verse.

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  17. This is one amazing card! I love the water effect. Thanks so much for joining us over at The Little Red Wagon this week!

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  18. wow skønt lyseblå kort. virkeligt lækkert.

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  19. Gorgeous card Karen! It's so pretty and beautifully stamped.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  20. WHOA! oh my GOSH Karen. You have totally knocked my socks off. Stunning. I feel like I say the same things each time because each of your creations are stunning.

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  21. I love this, Karen! The white heat-embossed sentiment looks stunning on the blue. Perfection as ever! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper :)

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  22. Beautiful card. Blue is my favourite colour too.

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  23. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing how it was achieved xxx

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  24. Gorgeous! I shared it on the FB Magenta group.. hope you don't mind. :)

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  25. A gorgeous work of art, love the shades of blue and the layout.

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  26. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your card and the beautiful blues. The flowers are stunning.
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    xx
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    In The Pink Challenge
    Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
    As You Like It Challenge.

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  27. So very pretty Karen, I love the colour and the pretty flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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