Friday, 4 August 2017

Simplicity- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Meet today's card and time for more fun at 
This month our theme is Background Stamping.

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/




I decided to create a very clean and simple card.
I began by masking the edges of my heavy white cardstock with Painter's Tape.  I placed the PB stamp called Glory of Modesty into my Misti, inked with Broken China DOX, sprayed with water and pressed it onto my paper.  I love how the edges were undefined and added to the look of the loose flower vines.
To help make the flowers pop, I went back in with my Zigs and added colour just around the outside edges.
 I stamped the sentiment from Happy Wishes and mounted the piece onto more white cardstock to keep it clean and simple.



Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
On a personal note:  I am super busy with 5 little daycare kiddos for the summer/10 hrs a day.
I so appreciate all your most kind comments and visits.  
I am doing my best to visit your blogs and answer all your emails.  Please keep persevering with me during this hectic time. 
Thanks.

Adding my card to these challenges;

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Crafting With Attitude- ANYTHING GOES
Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps:  Glory of Modesty, Happy Wishes (Penny Black)
Ink- Broken China Distress Oxide (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, painter's tape, Zigs

29 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Karen. The blue and white looks so fresh and I like how you added colours around the flowers. Lovely sentiment too.

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  2. Wow it is great that you can find time to make lovely cards like this as well as looking after 5 kiddos - well done

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  3. I adore this pretty flowery background in your signature blue tone Karen, and you always manage to find a lovely sentiment to fit the card. Beautiful. x

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  4. This is so beautiful - love the loose look of the background and the way you emphasized the flowers with the darker blue Zigs.

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  5. It's just lovely and I"m thrilled I actually own that stamp! Thank you for reminding me about this stamp. Look forward to using it again.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous Karen, beautifully designed and coloured, such a pretty image and a lovely sentiment, Kate x

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  7. it's very beautiful Karen

    gr karin

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  8. EEEEK! I'm squealing with delight over this. The outline with the Zigs really made it pop and I too love those rough edges. I never fail to leave your blog inspired, thank you friend! Hugs, Autumn

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  9. It's beautiful Karen and I really like the way you've added colour to the edges of the flowers. A gorgeous card. Barbxx

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  10. Great card Karen! I loved reading how you created it. I studied each step. LoL. The undefined edges really caught my eye too when I saw this card. Love that.

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  11. Beautiful card! A fabulous (centre stage) background for the cool sentiment! It sounds like you are going to have a very busy time! xxx

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  13. I love this beautiful card!! Coincidentally, I have been playing with this stamp (one of my favorite backgrounds) and Distress Oxides--thanks for showing another great way to use it!

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  14. LOVE this background flower stamp Karen. You always have the most beautiful sentiments to go with your designs. xx

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  15. What a gorgeous card. The colour is absolutely perfect, and I love the added depth you get with the Zigs. It's lovely just the two tones of white and blue. I understand entirely looking after kiddies. 5 is quite the handful! Xx

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  16. This is so pretty. It's delicate and classy... love the blue.

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  17. Ahh Karen what a stunning background stamp, love it and love how you gave that extra bit of definition by going back with your zigs. works perfectly. Wonderful card.

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  18. What a beautiful background with those white flowers, Karen! Love the soft edges of the coloring! Bless you for taking care of those kiddos! I know it's exhausting but such an important job to shape those young lives!

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  19. Beautiful card. I love the way you've emphasised the flowers and those rough edges were what drew me to it, wondering how you achieved it. I really must get some Distress Oxides!

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  20. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing the details.

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  21. It's amazing how that extra touch of blue around the flowers really make them pop!

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  22. What a fabulous background stamp and such a great effect x So pretty too x Don't worry my end on commenting as I know you are super busy and I know you are popping in when you can x

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  23. Wow Karen...loving the flowers, loving the stamping and colour....loving it all mf ;) hugs Viv xx

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  24. I love that PB background stamp! You stamped it into an artwork, Karen!!! Love the distressed look of the edge!

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  25. This is so pretty, Karen! I love the ragged edges. Thanks for finding the time to play along at Craft Stamper, and I hope you're enjoying creating with your daycare kiddos.

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  26. Stunning as always Karen ... I love the colour. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  27. That is gorgeous I love the colour as well. Thank you for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

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