Monday, 4 September 2017

Tic Tac Toe- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.  
Today is the day for a new theme at 

So fun this month as we are playing Tic Tac Toe!


My tic tac toe is a diagonal row down....sentiment, watercolour, white.

I began by stamping the flowers called Flora Bella twice onto my heavy white cardstock; once at the top and once on the bottom using my Misti. 
Next, I pressed my Distress ink pads onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the colour with a wet paintbrush being very careful not to get the ink onto the flower petals, leaving them white.
I added layers of colour, blending them as I went along.
When dry, using a fine line black marker, I added some small dots to fill in some of the blank spaces.

While that dried, I stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink onto black cardstock, then white heat embossed it.  I added it using pop dots onto my card front.



That's it.  Very simple, clean looking card.
Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us this month.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK
City Crafter- MONOCHROMATIC
Crafty Cardmakers- MONOCHROMATIC



Supplies
Stamps- Flora Bella #1 (Prima); Life in Bloom (High Hopes)
Inks- Distress- Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick (TH); Versamark; Black Archival
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- paintbrush; Misti; white embossing powder; heat tool;
anti-static bag; fine line black marker

34 comments:

Lin said...

Oh, I like how this turned out, Karen! (Pinning it to try myself one of these days.) Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Mac Mable said...

Love how you've done this card and great water colouring around the stamped images. Such vibrant colours of orange and against the black and white it looks amazing x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a beautful design - I love the red!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Clean, Crisp monochromatic design, my friend! I love your open flower images and how you kept them white with the pretty orange watercolored background. I am impressed..you did not get a drop of ink inside your flowers:-) Your little black dots add a wonderful touch. Perfect placement of your sentiment too. TFS, Karen. Hugs

Nancy Dempsey said...

Beautiful card, sweet and simple.

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! LOVE the colors you used on this. Very striking card!!

Christine Alexander said...

love the background watercolour, so pretty with the flowers in white.

Bonnie said...

You have done an amazing job of coloring around these flowers, my friend! The white flowers are such a wonderful contrast to the orange background and another wonderful sentiment!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is beautiful and I love that the background is the colored part and that you kept the flowers white.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful and happy card Karen

gr karin

Aquarius said...

A very cheerful card to brighten a dull day.

Susan said...

Love the background being the coloured part and the flowers left white! Great colour choice for the time of year we're entering!

Loll said...

Love that the flowers are bright white. They are a wonderful contrast to the orange background. So pretty! The doodling adds some fun. Great card Karen!!
xx

Brawny said...

Great card. Fabulous design x

Pat said...

The white flowers are such a wonderful contrast to the bright orange you have used Karen, and I adore the white on black sentiment and the sweet little groups of dots you have added to give extra interest to the background. A gorgeous card. x

aussie aNNie said...

Hi there lovely Karen, I adore your colours here. Sorry if I have missed a few posts/challenges as our weather has been warming up I have been outdoors...xx [aNNie]

Judy McKay said...

Karen - your card is very lovely.
Pretty design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Maike from Maikreations said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love the vibrant colours ;o) Thank you for joining our "Monochrome" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a fabulous week and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous and dramatic card - love it
Blessings
Maxine

papierelle said...

Oh no blue? ... ;-)
It's very interesting, that you colored the background an d not the flowers.
Beautiful!!

Cara said...

Fabulous card, love that vibrant orange, but what, no blue?! LOL x

J said...

Wow, so vibrant!! Great use of one colour - Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time!

Jackie

Marina said...

This is very striking -I love the way you added the black lines. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Nandini said...

Wow! Looks absolutely gorgeous! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. All the very best. Hope you join in again soon. Nandini, DT

Lucille K said...

Stunning card, your water coloring is done perfectly and adding the little black dots to fill in space was a great idea :)

Kim x said...

Lovely card Karen. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Monochrome challenge.
Hugs Kimx

Katrins kreative ART said...

I love the colours and the fun technique. Absolutely gorgeous!
xx Katrin

Viv said...

Gorgeous Autumnal colours Karen and such pretty stamping and flowers too.Yet another stunner from you mf ;) hugs Viv xx

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful work! I love tic tac toe challenges. All your cards are amazing!

Bobby said...

Such a departure from the regular painted flowers, white background, Karen, and it's wonderful. Love the orange!

Ruth said...

Delicious! I love how the background is coloured and the flowers are white - a nice change up xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! This is a fabulous technique with lovely results, love the way the flowers stand out against that warm orange color.
Beautiful and meaningful sentiment, so true.
Hugs,
Maria.

TaeEun said...

Love the idea to color only the background and in that color combo, Karen!!! It looks modern and chic!

Josephine said...

Beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!