Monday, 28 March 2016

Red and green, plus a little orange/peach too ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend.  I have a card to share with you and here it is …

An A6 card
I love this look and will be playing with some other colours soon!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #356 Add Some Bling 
Crop Stop Blog #14 Linky Party 
Deep Ocean Challenge #125 Fave Colour Combination
I’ve many favourite colour combinations  & I particularly love red/pink and green

That’s Crafty Challenge Red & Green Should Never Be Seen

Upfront I will say that the colour didn’t turn out completely as I expected on this card.  The colour actually changed before my eyes, after being sprayed with water.  This Spectrum Aqua pen is red.  I’ve experimented a lot with my Spectrum Aqua pens this month and I especially love how they react once stamped.  You can drag the colour in from the edges with a damp paintbrush once it’s been stamped.  It all depends on the look or result you want.  I have experimented with printer paper and the Aqua pens but that doesn’t react like card or watercolour card do.  If you heavily spray printer paper it disintegrates in front of you and the end result is completely different on card versus watercolour card let alone paper, play and experimentation with these pens is very important. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.  I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Rubber Dance stamp set: Round in Circles
Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat gun; paint brushes; spray bottle of water; water pot

Card Paper:
Snippet of Crafter’s Companion Sheena Douglass card
300 gsm card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Aqua pens: red & green
Spectrum Sparkle: clear overlay

Staz On midi IP: teal blue
DCWV chipboard embellishment #
Collall all purpose glue

# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 8 years old


Brenda said...

Love the free feeling of your watercolor. So fun to hear about your creative process. So glad you joined us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

SARN said...

Love your inky drips and that flower is very pretty too. Really like the addition of circles.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Tracy Freeman said...

Hello lovely, i hope you had a nice weekend ?
This looks great, you have totally nailed these pens....they are so much fun aren't they ?
Cannot wait too see what else you create.
Sending hugs xxx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Hi Karen Awesome Card, I love your Your braveness to just experiment and that is what Mixed Media is all about, so well done...
Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Hi Karen! So nice to see that you are making another lovely creation with the colour scheme of our March challenge at Rubber Dance! :-)
This is a gorgeous card!! I love the dripping and it's such a nice touch with the circle stamps! - And I'm not just saying that because they're "mine" ;-) Thanks for joining us once more ♥

Sheryl said...

A gorgeous watercolour project. Those colours are beautiful.
Good to have you joining the fun at CRAFT challenge this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Melissa L. said...

Lovely inky flower, Karen. I really like the circles too. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

Creative world said...

Amazing unusual but gorgeous and the dripping is perfect idea...LOVE IT...thank you for joining us at ATSM...Željka

Andree said...

A fabulous card and a wonderful result of the pens and water. The colours are very striking.
Thank you for joining in with the March challenge "Anything Goes with Options " at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

Majo said...

A beautiful piece of art! Thanks for joining our Rubber Dance challenge ♥

Majo - DT

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Love the circles, flower and sentiment. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz