Thursday, 6 March 2014

A Good Thing

It's Freshly Made Sketch Day so let's look at what Amy has in store for us this week.



What a fun sketch!  For my card, I tried a new-to-me technique that I've seen in blogland lately and in particular on Jennifer McGuire's blog called Watercolor Background.  



I white-embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  I then smeared some distress inks onto the watercolor paper before spritzing liberally with water.  I dried the paper with my heat gun.  I then took a Sahara Sand marker and outlined each letter of the sentiment.  I realise now that I didn't copy the sketch properly onto my scrap paper and didn't carry the horizontal strip right across the card front.  Sorry, Amy!

I made some rolled roses using white cardstock I'd sponged with distress inks.  Some leaves cut from Lucky Limeade finish the card.




Thanks for visiting.  Go check out the amazing cards from the rest of the design team.  This sketch is great fun and I'd love to see what you make with it.  As my card includes flowers, I'm linking up to Friday Mashup as well.



Products used:

Stamps:  Allegro (Penny Black)
Ink:  Tattered Rose, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw Distress Inks, Versamark
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  MFT Rolled Rose die, Little Leaves Sizzlet (SU), Sahara Sand marker

Cheers
Karren

12 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous background! Love the technique! Beautiful card!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful background! love the pretty blooms too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fun, fun, fun, and fabulous, Karren! I have that sediment (naturally!) and love to see it being used, since over here it is NBUS (naturally!). Geez, I need to just shut down my blog for a couple of months and make a coupla hunnert cards to make a dent in this schtuff!! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Brum said...

That is such a beautiful background Karren! I love that watercolouring! Great technique! Those flowers are so sweet! This will definitely delight someone!

Jen said...

Ok, you are definitely my technique guru! The background on this card is amazing!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Great technique, Karren! You did it so well. Love the outlined embossed sentiment- cool. And, your posies are so pretty, too! thanks for sharing with the Friday Mashup this week;)

Amy O said...

What a cool technique, Karren! And your roses are gorgeous, You've done a fabulous job with the sketch.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Knew you'd have another technique to show me! You're so up with all the new techniques - how do you find them? It creates such a lovely effect Karren and your little flowers are so sweet!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW,Karren...so beautiful!! I just love the distressing...SO awesome!! And the tiny flowers are a perfect touch!!

Cindy Hall said...

Amazing! You have mastered this technique! I love how you outlined the letters, too. This card is so beautiful and truly a work of art.

Bonnie said...

Such a beautiful background and a really classy card!

Jen Timko said...

Oh so pretty, Karren! Wonderful color choices on this!