Sunday, 31 May 2015

Happy Smooshing

Hi and welcome!  It's time for another challenge from The Paper Players and this week Laurie has a fun tic-tac-toe challenge for us.



I went with the top row, which was surprising as I never really got into washi tape and only have a few rolls.  I combined my card with both the inspiration pic and the sketch at Fusion Card Challenge.


I went with the fun technique of ink smooshing again - this time using Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade ink.  Once I was happy with the smooshed panel, I dried it with my heat tool then stamped the sentiment in Archival Black.

I adhered some light gray washi tape to represent the banners in the sketch and a couple of staples.  In keeping with the Paper Players challenge, I also used some blue sequins.


For the card base, I sponged Peacock Feathers ink around the edges of a white card to match the smooshing.

Thanks for visiting and head on over to The Paper Players to see which options the rest of the amazing design team have used.


Products used:

Stamps:  The Big, the Bold and the Happy (Winner & Walter)
Ink:  Archival Black, Peacock Feather, Squeezed Lemonade
Cardstock:  White, watercolor 
Accessories:  Washi Tape, sequins, Blueprints 21 (MFT)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Fusion Card Challenge.

19 comments:

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Gorgeous card!

Claire Broadwater said...

Karren, I love the ink smooshing! Such a fantastic color combo! I appreciate the washi tape banners. I always forget to use it and I think it is an amazing addition! Thanks for the inspiration, My Friend! XX

Jen Mitchell said...

You smoosh so well! I love this!

Julia Aston said...

Love that color smooshing! what a vibrant background you created! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge! Julia xx

Patrice said...

Fabulous smooshing! Love this bright and fun card, Karren. x

laurie said...

What a fun background! I love your use of washi,too. Great card!

Greta said...

Bu-ti-ful!! One of my favorites, Karren!

Marika said...

Thanks for the tip video for this technique, sounds so fun, I haven't tried it out yet but I definitely going to. This is so wonderfully happy card, Karren! love the bold colours next to black!

Nance Leedy said...

This is just fabulous, Karren! Love the colors and the smoosh technqiue--must give that a try!

LeAnne said...

NOBODY smooshes like you do, Karren....I am in awe of this fabulous creation! The colors, the washi, the sequins....I want it.

Debbie Mageed said...

OK, I have a confession - I am smooshing challenged! I can't do it to save my life! Have any hints for me?? Your card is so wonderful! Love all of the colors you chose and you detailed it all perfectly!!

stampwithsandy said...

I love your smooshing Karren! I am smooshing challenged, too. Mine always looks like a puddly mess! Great colors and I love the washi tape and sequins.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love all your elements, the sequins, washi and watercolors... fab! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Michelle said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

What a fab technique!! I love your take on the colors...it's perfect!! A lovely one-layer card!!

SonjaK said...

Wow! What an awesome color explosion! Congrats to your honorable mention over at Fusion.

Dianne Beans said...

I love your background. The colors are so bright and cheerful. I must try the technique sometime.

Jaydee said...

Karren, the smooshing is awesome. I really need to try that. I love how you used the washi tape as a neutral element. Gorgeous card
hugs
jaydee

Joanne James said...

Apologies for my late comment - I'm playing catch up! I love this card - the smooshing makes me nervous, but you make it look so easy! This card is gorgeous, and the washi tape element is perfect.