Sunday, 25 June 2017

Music of Life

Good Morning.
Meet today's card that uses my favourite colors and my favourite Distress inks.
I'm was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast.

I began by placing my Unity flowers inside my Misti, inked with Faded Jeans Distress ink and stamped.  I repeated that process to give a deep, rich colour then clear heat embossed.  
Next, I inked the flower using London Fog Memento ink and stamped in the background to give a sort of shadow effect.  You can just faintly see them behind the first flower stamping.  I inked over the whole piece using more Distress ink and a blending tool.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink then white heat embossed it to make it pop.  Really great saying from Rubbernecker.
Lastly, I randomly stamped the text in the background to help add interest and break up the look of the flowers a bit.  I added some light to the flower heads by coloring in with a white gel pen, splattered with white acrylic paint and white heat embossed the edges.



Well that's it.  Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Adding my card to these challenges:
 Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK
Daisy Chain- MONOCHROME
 Monochrome Magic- ANYTHING GOES


 Supplies
Stamps- Insightful Meadows (Unity); Sentiment (Rubbernecker); Text Bkg (Hero Arts)
Inks- Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers Distress ink (TH); Versamark
Paper- heavy weight white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white eb powder; white gel pen (Ranger); heat tool;
 sponge applicator; white acrylic paint; paintbrush

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blue tones Karen and love the stamp which is complemented beautifully by the background stamping and also the pretty white highlights and spattering, and love that sentiment too. x

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  2. Gorgeous card in a great colour scheme. The touches of white just make it.

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  3. It just amazes me, Karen how you get so much beautiful dimension on a one layer card design with all your layers of stamping:-) TFS my friend.

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  4. Another beautifulcard with your lovely blue ;O))

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  5. Glorious colours, such an interesting layout, lots to admire and the card looks so calm....glorious! x

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  6. This is so gorgeous with the wonderful blue colors.

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  7. Beautiful stamps and gorgeous shades of blue
    Carol x

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  8. So many dimensions to this, my friend! I really love the ghost stamping of the flowers and the feeling of texture!

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  9. so pretty, the background stamping is perfect with the silhouette flowers. I also love the pop of white with your sentiment :)

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  10. So much depth and dimension with this one layer beauty, Karen. Love the stamp (I have that one now too!). :) Fantastic look with the shadow stamping. xx

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  11. Love it Karen. I always look forward to a new post here just to read and love what you have made and always try and give it a go.xx
    x [aNNie]

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  12. GORGEOUS card, love the texture of the flowers and of course your vivid blue.
    Faith
    x

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  13. Another stunning Monochrome Card. Thank you for sharing with me at Monochrome Magic this month. Lisa

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  14. So lovely. I like the rough white edges. Such a nice touch.

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  15. Beautiful! Love the colours, the bits of text, and the use of the white gel pen to highlight the flowers.

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  16. Wonderful blue card, Karen. So lovely ...

    Hugs
    Anke

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  17. WOW! What a gorgeous depth and texture. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

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  18. Awesome card with a lot of depth and amazing colours !

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