Saturday, 11 July 2015

Nature Paints

Happy Saturday!
A quick card today using a Tim Holtz stencil I just got.  

I began by masking the edges of my cardstock with Painter's Tape to give a nice white border without adding all the layers.  I used Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress inks and an ink applicator to add the colour over the flowers of my stencil. 
Using the same greens, I sponged the edges giving a nice defined border on the white cardstock.  
Lastly, I stamped this great sentiment from Impression Obsession in the corner.
When I went to mount my stenciled piece onto a white card front it needed some colour and I didn't have any pink that matched so I used the Picked Raspberry again and inked all the edges of the white card front so when mounted it matches perfectly.


I am added my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK

Craft Stamper- STAMP-ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Catz- SUMMERTIME

In the Pink- FLORALS

Penny's Paper Crafty- ANYTHING GOES



Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Supplies:  stamp- Impression Obsession/ stencil- Tim Holtz/ Distress inks/Memento bl ink/ ink applicator


24 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Karen! I love the way your flowers look so wispy, such a serene card! Love the colours, great contrast against the white! hugs :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, what great stencil work! Jo x

judy said...

Beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen!!! This is GORGEOUS! What an amazing card with just a stencil and that great sentiment! Absolutely gorgeous colors, my friend, and isn't it great how we can create our own matting with the inks and Copics? Love it!! Hugs, sweet friend! You are hitting them all "out of the park" - wow!

Asha said...

Oh my word!!! Seriously gorgeous, Karen. Lovely juicy vibrant colours... so perfect for this design.
hugs, Asha

Bonnie said...

You're right up there with nature, Karen! Gorgeous flowers in one of my favorite colors! Love the inked edges that are a perfect match! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Pat Jandacek said...

Lovely, and the green border around the flowers sets your design off perfectly. Would never have known the pink outer edge was anything but the perfect color of cardstock...very effective means of getting the right color! TFS

Pat Jandacek said...

Lovely, and the green border around the flowers sets your design off perfectly. Would never have known the pink outer edge was anything but the perfect color of cardstock...very effective means of getting the right color! TFS

Kristie W. said...

Your card is gorgeous, Karen! What a great idea to use the inks in multiple ways so that everything coordinates.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Girl, you are so talented! I just love the way you did this card.

Julie B said...

So v pretty Karen, love the soft pink flowers and the way you used the DI to edge your base card.
Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Neets B said...

Such a beautiful stencil and you've created a stunning card with it. I love how you've gently blended the green in from the edges, leaving the centre part white.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Karen thank you for joining us this week over on Crafty Catz
Dianne x
CC DT

Ellie Knol said...

Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Loll said...

Really beautiful Karen. Love the bright flowers with the soft green. xx

Linda said...

This is simply stunning! I love the stencil and I love the colours ..... beautiful!!! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely card and Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz Summertime challenge this week and dont forget our GDT spot.
Aunty Sue
Crafty Catz GDT Co ordinator

Bobby said...

Stamping, stenciling, Brushos. You do it all so well, Karen.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW I love this card, so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

Christine L said...

A fabulous card - and such a beautifully stencilled image! I love how you created the frame too.

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink - good luck and see you again soon!

Christine x

Elina Strömberg said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Love the beautiful watercolour effects you have created.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in August! ♥

shirley-bee said...

This is wonderful, Karen! I like how you left the white border, and then the pink frame makes the flowers pop.

Mandi said...

Stunning I LOVE your card!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :)