Thursday, 13 October 2016

Orange Blossom ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one.  I am trying to use my experiments with autumn colours using a flower stamp and butterfly stamps as well as the never ending pile of snippets lol!  There are quite a few of them so I decided to use this flower and butterfly stamped one to create an A6 card and here it is …

An A6 card and will have to send 2nd class

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #384 Colours of Autumn
Cards Und More Challenge #169 Watercolour
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #43 Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #51 Anything Goes: Crafters Companion dies
That’s Crafty Challenge All of a Sparkle: a little or a lot

I inked up the Stamp Addicts flower stamp (thank you Brenda) with various shades of Spectrum Aqua pens, one orange and two greens, before stamping onto a watercolour snippet.  I left it for a little while before using a damp paintbrush to draw the colour inwards which filled the flowers.  I then inked the small butterflies’ bodies with a pale blue Spectrum Aqua pen and added the details with a darker blue pen.  I inked up and stamped three of the smallest solid butterflies with the same pale blue Aqua pen and I stamped the sentiment from this set too with the same orange Aqua pen I had used on the flowers.  I used my Spectrum Sparkle pen (clear) to blend the colours and give the butterflies some shimmer.  Multiple snippets were die cut for the butterflies, leaves and rolled flowers and a larger snippet DP was used to cover the card front.  Some processes but very quick ones and I have an autumn themed card.

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

Paperbabe Pieridae stamp set
Stamp Addicts Sweet Pea stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Sara Davies Butterfly Lullaby Signature Collection: Flit & Flutter die set
Marianne Design: LR027 Anja Leaves 2
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; paintbrushes; water colour pot

Card Paper:
A6 300 gsm card
Snippets Crafters Companion Kraft card and Watercolour paper
Snippets coloured rejects or backgrounds for die cutting
Snippets designer papers from my stash
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir Aqua pens: Nature set (I think)
Spectrum Sparkle Clear Overlay
Versamark IP: black
Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape; fun foam


brenda said...

You have achieved a lovely watercolour effect with the sweet pea stamp (pleased it's useful - use mine lots as well) and the Autumnal colours work really well and are perfect for our themes, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful card Karen and such lovely water colouring too! Love the colours you used as well.


Di xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab watercolouring effect Karen - beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

SARN said...

I am loving the orange and blue together. Great watercolouring xxx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! What a beautiful image!! The colors are fabulous!! The flowers are a gorgeous touch!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day :)

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Dora said...

Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

scrapgrit said...

a nice card and thanks for participation on the challenge of cards and more. Margrit