Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Floral themed in darker tones ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been practicing my no ink line technique with Brusho Watercolour Crystal’s and acrylics and here is the end result …

A 148mm square card
It will have to be sent in a box
This stamp is so beautiful!
Beautiful die cut which I painted with gold acrylic
The flowers and leaves are from the Jumbo Tattered Florals
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge Mixed Media with Autumnal Shades 
Creatalicious Challenge #124 Anything Goes 
optional make your own BG 
Creates and Makes Challenge #16 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #164 One for the Girls

Love to Craft Challenge LTCCB#15 October Anything Goes

I used a really pale ink pad to stamp the image and then I put it to one side for a bit because I didn’t want to soak the card immediately. That would have meant that I would have lost all definition so I waited for it to dry a bit. I love this card and the way I coloured it more than the one I shared about ten days ago and it’s a grand stamp for practicing watercolours with lol!

As for colouring the image I took my time and allowed each layer of colour to dry before adding any more colour, definition or lines to it. I think I may have finally figured out how to do this technique my way lol! The flower was coloured with Rose Red Brusho Crystals and just by adding more or less water to it meant I created multiple shades of the same colour. Once the flower was coloured and dry I coloured the background with DecoArt Titanium Buff mixed media fluid. I decided to add some more details to the flower the next day with DoCrafts gold acrylic paint and I love the little shimmer it has from that. I also added gold to the edges of the stamped panel and then I splattered a little on the background.

I die cut the butterfly from Kraft card and coloured him with gold acrylic paint. The flowers were die cut multiple times from patterned paper snippets which were left overs from one of my non card projects. I’m heavily in to using the Jumbo Tattered Florals die because it comes with a leaf. Sounds daft but the leaf dies that I own are far too small for Jumbo Tattered Floral flowers. I used a piece of cream paper to create a mat for the flower and I coloured that with the last of some Rose Red paint that was in my palette. I also tore that piece once dry, and I don’t tear well but I am happy with the look for a change.

I used a beautiful oriental background on the card which was a gift from my lovely teammate Rocky. It was only as I was starting to put this card together that I found the flower works beautifully with the oriental background. More projects using this stamp and oriental themed papers will be around for the foreseeable future. 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 Orchid stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Jumbo Tattered Floral die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray bottle of water

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK 145mm square card
Snippets: patterned paper for die cutting
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pad: Tumbled Glass
Brusho Watercolour Crystals: Rose Red
DecoArt mixed media fluid: Buff Titanium
DoCrafts: gold acrylic paint
Pearls from my stash
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape


Liz said...

Lovely card, Karen, very elegant and classy. xx

Team Clark said...

It's gorgeous Karen! Hugs, Autumn

Margaret said...

Wow! So lovely. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious. Good luck. Maggie DT

Lin said...

What a beautiful creation. I love the way you have coloured that gorgeous flower, and the diecut butterfly is just so pretty.

Thanks for sharing in our 'One for the Girls' challenge.

Dream Valley

Cara said...

Just gorgeous x

Grietje said...

Beautiful elegant card. Love the butterflie. Thank you for sharing it over at Creatalicious Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you at our next challenge.

xx Grietje
Grietje's Kaartenhoekje
Creatalicious Challenges DT

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful watercolouring! Thank you for sharing your work at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge.

Leslie said...

Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "October Anything Goes" challenge!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
Love To Scrap 2
Love To Scrap!

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional make your own background” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)