Saturday, 21 March 2015

Blue Skies Ahead

Happy Saturday.  
Guess what?  A blue card!!  I guess that's no big surprise seeing I love playing with my blue Distress inks.  The first full day of Spring has me thinking of blue skies and warmer temps.

I am playing with some new products from Penny Black.  
I began created my flower panel by colouring the Gentle Whisper stamp with my Memento markers, spraying with water and stamping.  This stamp is just perfect for using that technique of colouring directly onto the stamp.  I also picked up some Distress ink with a paint brush and added some watercolouring to the flowers and splattered the background.
The main panel of the card front was created by pressing Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks onto my acrylic block, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  
When that was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set.  I added a few black pearls to the center of my card to tie in with the sentiment stamped in black.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- BLOSSOM

C.R.A.F.T.- FEMALE

Time Out- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES



Have a great weekend and thanks so much for the visit.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Distress ink/ paint brush/ acrylic block/ Mini Mister/ Memento markers/ Memento ink


25 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous! love the effects of your various techniques! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week, karen!

SARN said...

Beautiful in blue. x

CherylQuilts said...

WOW! Karen, I totally love this card...it's the best blue ever!! Hehe!! What a beautiful card with this wonderful stamp...you are amazing! And I am in love with your background. I think I have to "venture" out and try this...I really love the effect you've achieved!! You rock, my friend!! Hugs! (P. S. And I NEVER tire of blue cards!)

Dotty Jo x said...

What a stunner! Jo x

Sally H said...

A stunning card, Karen! What a gorgeous shade of blue and wonderful stamping and inkiness!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I adore this card you created. I think you are so talented with all the amazing designs you come up with. This is stunning!

Lisa Lara said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous Karen. The flowers and background are so amazing. I love your rainbow header on your blog.

Shona Chambers said...

Such a beautiful mix of blues, you can't not smile when you see this!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at TIME OUT!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Another beautiful card. Karen x

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card.

Loll said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. So you with the beautiful shades of blue! :) Am loving the new Penny Black stamps. Loll xx

Shery said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Lovin' the blue! Thanks for playing at Time Out!

Judy1223 said...

Karen, these blues are so pretty, and I love that Penny Black bloom...so pretty! So glad you joined in the fun at CASology this week!

Anke said...

Oh Karen, I love your blue card, so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

shirley-bee said...

Sigh. Another fabulous card!

Jen W. said...

Love the watercolor look of your gorgeous card, Karen! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

GORGEOUS blue--I'm seeing a lot of this color out lately and that makes me happy. I'm ready for bright colors and blue skies!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A fabulous card, gorgeous colours. thank you for sharing with us at c.r.a.f.t. Challenge. Marlene DT

Craftychris said...

Absolutely beautiful! xxx

Heather T said...

This is so pretty, Karen, the background and the blooms.

MagsB said...

This is gorgeous! I love the flower image and all those fabulous blues! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Karen, such beautiful blues and fabulous design.
Pauline
x

Lynn said...

What a stunning card. Love the deep, rich blues. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

All your cards are amazing! Each of your card should be commented upon and glorified. Well, thanks for sharing with us your creations to inspire us.
Regards,
Bozena