Sunday, 10 September 2017

Summer's End

Good Morning.

I must say that I am sad to see the summer ending but the crisp, cool Fall air feels refreshing.
Happy to have some time to stamp today and play with some new-to-me stamps.

I wanted to create a washed watercolour background for my card.  I did that simply by inking up my long acrylic block with Distress inks, sprayed with water and dragged the ink over the front of my card.  It is a super easy way to add ink yet leaving some white space behind.

Next, using my Misti, I stamped the flowers across the panel.  To add a bit of interest, I stamped the chevrons along the side too.  I think it just helped to break up all the flowers.
Stamped the sentiment and mounted it onto a white card base keeping it very clean and simple.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS Watercolour- SILHOUETTE
Little Red Wagon- GIVE US YOUR BKG 
Simon Says- STAMPTEMBER STAMP IT
Just Us Girls- BLOCK WATERCOLOURING STAMPING


Supplies
Stamps- Dans la Nature (Carabelle)/ Chevrons D13123 (Impression Obession)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Distress inks- Wilted Violet, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ Mister (TH)/ long acrylic block

26 comments:

Nota Bene said...

Your background is just gorgeous!
Nele

Annie said...

Oh, LOVE this design! Love the added chevron and numbers. Awesome background, Karen. Putting that on my lists of techniques to try out.

Mac Mable said...

Arty and creative design and the execution is fabulous x

Verna Angerhofer said...

What beautiful colors for the background of your wonderful card too. I am love that look. I too have mixed feelings about summer leaving and fall beginning. But I guess we need both the seasons and I will adjust. I know I was feeling quite chilly when the temps dipped down into the 40's for several nights but in the day time it was perfect. Hard to believe the summer has passed already as it seemed to go so quick.

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful stamp layering on that stunning background. Love it

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous artsy CAS silhouette card design, Karen. I LOVE your dragged watercolour background using your Distress Inks..must try your technique! Loved your silhouette stamping of your flowers and how you added your stamped chevron too. I love every single detail of your beautiful CAS design my friend. Hugs..

Em said...

Interesting what we see. I see an abandoned field of wildflowers, to some maybe weeds, across from the stacked cement patios (the chevrons) of an urban high-rise. I love it with the waterfall of color separating the two. Perhaps it will look different to me tomorrow but that is what I see today.

Nora N. said...

So lovely!! The stamping on this is fantastic and I LOVE the background you created!!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen wonderful inkyness and I love the floral images and the chevron adds super interest, Kate x

Pat said...

I adore the colours and the inking and spritzing the blog and dragging it has resulted in lovely stripes of colour Karen, and the pretty silhouette flowers and chevrons are perfect. x

Bonnie said...

I love these colors together and the look you get from dragging your inked and watered acrylic block! I've tried this and didn't have nearly as wonderful results! More lovely silhouette stamps and I love the chevron and type on the side! They do add extra interest! So glad you've had a chance to stamp this weekend!

Loll said...

This is amazing, Karen. LOVE the way you've make your background. Need to try that!! Gorgeous colours, and beautiful mix of images. xx

papierelle said...

Love your stormy background.

Maxine D said...

Clean and simple and absolutely stunning - what a wonderful card
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card and love the colours Karen. Your summer is ending and ours has already approached my part of the woods...cool nights still though.
Take care .xx [aNNie]

KarinsArtScrap said...

another gorgeous card Karen
Gr Karin

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE how you have treated this technique. Your colors are beautiful and your stamps are the perfect choice. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!
Judy~ JUGS DT

Bobby said...

I love the idea of dragging the block down the card, Karen. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Just Us Girls.

Linda said...

Lovely card. Great colors.

Maria said...

Beautiful colors and wonderful stamping!!

Craftychris said...

Awesome background for the fab stamping! Love the chevron, it really adds interest! xxx

Susan said...

Beautiful silhouette stamp on this one, Karen! Love the blue and purple, the addition of the chevron, and that great background technique - must try it!

Brenda said...

Clean, simple and gorgeous, I love it Karen! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

Cara said...

Love the arty feel to this card x

Tracy Freeman said...

This is really beautiful, the colours, your stamping, everything is just perfect.

Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Daffodil Cards said...

I started to comment on all you so VERY beautiful and clever, ingenious, stunning cards, but the robot monster appeared, (I've been catching up on too many blogs LOL) so I have to apologise for just the couple I have left, your cards deserve more to be said about them.
Faith
x