Sunday, 8 June 2014

Ombre Brickwork

It's Sunday morning here and I have a card that I made yesterday using the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and the colors at ColourQ.  My first thought when I saw the sketch was brickwork so that's what I went with.





I taped my stencil onto my card base then very lightly sponged Bashful Blue ink at the top, darkening it as I went down the card.  I then switched to Night of Navy ink and very, very lightly joined that with the Bashful Blue.  The bottom of the card is full-strength Night of Navy.

The sentiment and flowers are from Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day.  This is the first time I've used the Congratulations stamp and it has a manufacturing flaw in the 's' so I'll have to do some surgery on that stamp soon :)

Thanks for visiting.




NB:  I'm also entering this at a new to me challenge called Paper Crafting Challenge.  Their challenge is to use stencils.
Products used:

Stamps:  Oh Happy Day (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Mini Bricks Stencil (Crafters Workshop)

Edited to Add:  This card got an Honorable Mention at CAS(E) This Sketch.

Cheers
Karren

13 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Karren, LOVE this ombre card, sweet bloow and flowing sentiment, perfect!!! ---- Oh and I would also love to see you link up at Paper Crafting Challenges the current challenge is STENCIL for a chance to win an online card class of your choice!!! Hope to see you there!

Michelle said...

Karren, this is fabulous! I love the ombre brickwork you've created! Great use of the sketch! :-)

Linda Beeson said...

Love your blue bricks!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Thanks so MUCH for linking to Paper Crafting Challenges, lovely colors, and good luck!

Catherine L said...

nice ... very nice

Jen said...

This is a fantastic take on the sketch. I love the ombre bricks.

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love it!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karren!!! Those bricks are fabulous!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool! Fabulous technique & take on the sketch!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Karren, love that brick work and your design! so glad you played with us at the colourQ.

Chrissy Larson said...

Love the way you did the bricks and combined with the soft flowers! AWESOME!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's no surprise to see your card in the HM gallery over at CTS, Karren! I am swooning over your take on the sketch with the ombre brickwork! Hugs, Darnell

Taunya Butler said...

Awesome - you got an Honorable Mention over at CTS for this uniquely beautiful and very cool card!! Good for you!!