Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cool-Toned Watercolour

Morning.  Today at Splitcoast, the challenge is Cool or Warm; to make a card using colours that represent the weather in your area.  Well up here in Canada, we are freezing under a cold front with temps at -20C and add the windchill it feels like -30C.  My card is a welcome reminder of what's to come this Spring in my garden.
I began my card by stamping the background using  grey Memento ink and stamping off before hitting the paper.  The flowers were coloured using Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped a number of times to give a watercoloured look.

I am also adding my card to these challenges:
One Layer Simplicity- RESTOCK (you still have one more day to play)
Little Red Wagon- CLEAN and SIMPLE
CASology- CONTRAST

Stay warm and have a great day!

Supplies:  stamps; Unity, Technique Tuesday/ Memento ink/ Memento markers/ twine


19 comments:

joy said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Love the cool colors with the promise of spring.

Karin said...

Wow Karen, what a beautiful card, love the background!!
Karin

Karen McAlpine said...

Such a pretty background! Love how you layered the stamping of the flowers over the stamped background. Really lovely!

Kanan Pandya said...

This is fabulous, Karen. Love those flowers. :-)

Joanne said...

Just beautiful, Karen! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Susanne Vargas said...

How gorgeous! Love how you did the background! And of course those beautiful flowers!

Lin said...

Oh, Karen, I adore this - those purple flowers are luscious!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Pretty - Love the layered look of this!

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card! Just perfect as usual.

Deepti said...

This is superb :) love those violet flowers and light green background

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous Karen, love those flowers!

Cat Craig said...

This is so pretty and calming. Lovely watercolor effect.

nan cee said...

Would you mind sharing where one can purchase our stencils in these two floral cards. I love your cards and very much would like to find those stencils.
nan.cee@att.net

nan cee said...

Would you mind sharing where one can purchase our stencils in these two floral cards. I love your cards and very much would like to find those stencils.
nan.cee@att.net

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Wow. Wow. And WOW! I love this card!

Judy1223 said...

What beautiful contrasting colors...what a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Jen W. said...

Love the layered stamping and gorgeous flower image! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Joanne said...

Just beautiful, Karen! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

jolande said...

I used your card on the Unity blog http://theunitystampco.blogspot.nl/ found it on pinterest. Your card is so inspired. www.justjolande.blogspot.com