Monday, 25 September 2017

Pretty colours ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well. I really wanted to be entered Darnell’s NBUS Challenge and although I’ve entered the challenge at Stamping Sensations already this month but I wanted to play with the beautiful colour scheme so that I could enter again. A bonus is that this stamp is very like the one in the inspiration photograph and here is my entry …

A 145mm square card
Not too deep so I can post this one
I really enjoyed water colouring this beautiful stamp
My two NBUS items - the owl and the bird
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

for never before used stuff!  The owl and the little bird dies are on their first outing!

Scrapy Land Challenge #74 Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge #12 Tic Tac Toe
I chose Distress Inks – Watercolour – Die Cuts

Everyone one knows that I’m a sucker for pink themes and if you add a beautiful blue colour to a theme then I have to create at least once, well in this case twice, projects to enter the challenge lol! I got to practice my no line colouring technique with watercolours usiing a pale grey ink pad and I have to admit I am really happy with the colouring on the flower for a change. I used my Distress Oxide re-inkers to colour the NBUS owl die and the watercolours for the little bird die cuts.

I got to use multiple snippetss plus two NBUS dies and I got to practice my watercolouring skills – a good day crafting for a change lol! 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

Stampendous CRS5032 Jumbo Cling Stamp Orchid
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sizzix Thinlits Regal Owl die
Do Crafts X Cut Dinky dies Bird
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK 145mm square card
Printer paper which I coloured pale pink to use as a mat
Snippets: patterned paper from my stash; Kraft card for die cutting the owl; Sheena Douglass white stamping card for die cutting the dinky bird
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IP: Pumice Stone
Brusho Watercolour Crystals: Turquoise; Rose Red
Distress Oxide Re-Inkers (for colouring the owl): Worn Lipstick; Broken China
Do Crafts acrylic paint: Gold
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a fabulous take on this month's photo inspiration Karen. Your card is so striking and I love the combination of the rich and vibrant colours that you've used. Also, you couldn't have used a more perfect stamp for your main focal image, you've definitely hit the brief! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

pinky said...

Beautiful work Karen, what a statement that makes! Thanks for joining our colour challenge at Stamping Sensations.

Karen D. said...

pretty and very artsy looking card.
Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge!

Darnell said...

You should be really happy with your design and coloring on this gorgeous floral card, Karen! I love these colors together, too, and think you did a Wonderful job on the no line coloring technique and using your snippets!! Thank you so much for playing in NBUS Challenge #12!! Hugs, Darnell

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! Your flower is gorgeous! Love the owl and bird too! Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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