Sunday, 8 March 2015

Bloom

Good Morning.  Hope this weekend is finding you relaxed and happy.  I am just glad to have some warmer temperatures and to see the sun is shining.  

Here is the card of the day.  Still playing around with the Zentangle stamp from Serendipity.  This time I used it as a faint background behind my flowers.  I really like the interest and backdrop it created.  I masked the outside of my card then inked it up with a more pale colour by using Antique Linen Distress ink so the florals would become the focal point. 
 Next, I coloured the Delicate Florals from Penny Black using my Memento markers, sprayed with water to blend and then stamped.  I went back in and added some watercolouring using my Distress inks to the flowers as well.  I removed the mask and then stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- SPECIAL LADY

Addicted to CAS- DISTRESS
(Distress inks)

CAS on Sunday- GIRL POWER

Quirky Crafts- PRETTY IN PINK

A Gem of a Challenge- CLEAN AND SIMPLE


Your visit here is always most appreciated!
Have a great week.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black, Mama Elephant, Serendipity/ Memento markers/ paint brush/ Distress ink/ black Memento ink

34 comments:

Hannelie said...

Always such a special treat to visit your blog Karen... this is a BEAUTIFUL card!
I keep on scrolling back... wow, you are just so talented!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its beautiful ! loved the light zetangle bg ,creates interest :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Goodness, how beautiful! Great stamping... you are one seriously talented lady, Jo x

joy said...

Beautiful card. This is one of my favorite PB stamps. Love the use of the background stamp, too.

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful, I love both the background and the colored image together!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Oh my! Such a beautiful card! Love the flowers xx

Sally H said...

This is stunning, Karen! I keep seeing the delicate florals stamp and wondering why I haven't bought it yet, lol!

Bobby said...

So so wonderful, Karen. That background adds so much without overpowering those beautiful flowers.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful CAS card I like your design, Thanks for playing along with us at Gem of a Challenge, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Moni said...

Beautiful card!!!! Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts Callenges. Monica-Dt

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beauty , I love the colours and the image!!!

Greetings
>Maria

SARN said...

Your work is amazing Karen. Really lovely results here.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Gabi MeWi said...

Fantastic card and the sentiment is so true.

Deepti said...

Simply stunning , thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is super fantastic! Love the background to showcase those pretty blooms. Awesome sentiment as well.

Karen Ashbrook said...

The zentangle stamp makes an excellent background, lovely card. Karen x

JD/ Jill said...

This is so beautifully done! So creative to use that zen-tangle stamp for the background! It makes your lovely flowers just pop off the page!

Melly Moo said...

Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our "Distress" challenge at ATCAS, Rebecca x

Davi said...

Beautiful Karen, love the way the zentangle background shows off the lovely flowers ;)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! So elegant and pretty, just perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the zentangle in the background.

Charlene said...

A beautiful technique and card!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Love the soft background stamp ... looks like lace. It really makes a beautiful background for your pretty blooms. xx

Je@net said...

What a beautiful card. Great stamping, Karen!

Barb Ghig said...

Your background is absolutely gorgeous, Karen! Love your flowers, too! Really stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATCAS!

Molecraft said...

A beautiful card, simply gorgeous...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of a Challenge!
Helen x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is really gorgeous! I love the masked background with the flowers atop beautifully colored! And what a great sentiment with the lovely matting! I really love this one! You just keep on rolling out the most beautiful cards! And, yay, the weather is improving!! So glad!! Hugs, sweet friend! Spring is coming!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

By jove! This card is simply stunning. We were just talking about expressions no one uses anymore and we've decided to bring 'by jove' back. Yes, we're very busy at work today. It is the background of this card that really makes it.

shirley-bee said...

Wow, what a way to use a Zentangle stamp! It looks fabulous behind the Delicate Florals.

Bonnie said...

Another beauty, Karen. I've just subscribed by email so I don't miss any of your creations. You are such an inspiration!

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous card, Karen

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a beautiful CAS design.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
Pauline
x

Tracy said...

I really need to practice more stamping techniques like this one. I love the look of watercolor and the softness of the stamping you get with this style. Beautiful work Karen. :-)

Shelly said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!