Sunday, 3 June 2018

Blue and white ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you had a good week and your weekend is going well. I’m back on the snippets busting trail and I used a snippet of watercolour card to create a topper for this card and here it is …

A 5" x 7" card
Good to post
The beautiful shades of blue
I wish I could have captured the shimmer

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

The Artistic Stamper Challenge on Facebook: Blue and White

I was experimenting with inking up my stamp with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and I found when I first tried this technique onto a piece of scrap paper that the dark blue ink in the Sparkle pens is too dark for this technique. So I adaped the technique by inking the butterfly stamp three times with distress ink pad, stamping the butterfly onto the watercolour card, spraying the card with water then drying the card. The second step of this technique was inking the stamp with dark blue Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, lightly spraying the stamp with water, stamping onto the card and leaving the stamped butterflies to dry naturally. I did manipulate the distress ink a little bit by tilting the card when it was wet as I wanted there to be a reasonable amount of blue on the background.

I opted not to add a sentiment but I did add a snippet of blue velvet ribbon because I love the look and texture it gives lol! A relatively CAS card creation from me and I adore it! That deep rich blue lends itself perfectly to these kind of projects and I am hoping that this card is suitable for both males as well as females. 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

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Hero Arts LL805 set of four Bright Butterflies stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat tool; spray water bottle

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 5” x 7” card
Snippets: watercolour card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pad: Salty Ocean
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen: deep blue
Snippet velvet ribbon
Foam pads
Double Sided Tape


Karen Bull said...

This is Karen Bull, a design team member from A Blog Named Hero. Really like the abstract, water-blurry of these butterflies. The color is great as well! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month!

Di said...

Wonderful card Karen - that blue is stunning and the design just perfect! No sentiment needed IMHO. Lovely to see ou in the Snippets Playground.


Di xx

Ericka Strange said...

Love the blue. Such a pretty way to use these butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero.

Ina G said...

Gorgeous shades of blue here Karen. Great result. Thanks for sharing at HLS this month.

Kelly Szafron said...

Lovely card, great way to use a solid stamp. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.