Thursday, 2 June 2016

Color My World

I'm thrilled to be Guest Designer at Time Out Challenges.  Here's a look at the fabulous inspiration photo, Home Sweet Home:



For my card, I put emphasis on the colored glass panes and came up with this card:




To get this look, I white embossed onto watercolor paper a NBUS background stamp from MFT called Modern Mosaic.  I then took various distress inks - trying to match the inspiration pic - and colored my "panes".  Once it was dry, I cut the panel down and mounted it onto a black mat, then using foam tape onto a white card base.



The sentiment is a combination of die-cut and white embossed.  For the die-cut word, I lightly sponged some Picked Raspberry ink over it in an ombre fashion.  And that's it!  Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the post over at Time Out Challenges for more inspiration and I hope you have time to join us.

Products used:

Stamps:  Modern Mosaic Background, Rainbow of Happiness (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Salty Ocean (Distress)
Cardstock:  White, Black, Watercolor
Dies:  Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT) Color the Rainbow (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, Basic Stitch Lines (MFT)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card was featured at MFT's You've Been Spotted feature.

18 comments:

Lynn said...

So happy to have you as a guest designer over at Time Out! Your card is gorgeous. Love all the vibrant color blocks.

Aileen Ryan said...

Love your interpretation of the photo. Looks brilliant.

I Card Everyone said...

Yay YOU!! Congrats, Karren, on your GD spot - well deserved!! This card is FABulous - looks like you've been playing cards with Sandy Allnock!
=]

sandie said...

Fab to have you as our Guest Designer and this card is a stunner. What a cool background stamp and I love how you used the inks to adapt it. The black strips really make the colours so vibrant. Thanks for being a superb GD x

Linda Callahan said...

Loveitloveitloveit!

Rosemary said...

fabulous take on the inspiration photo, karren!! congrats on your guest designer spot!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on guest designing for TO, Karren!! Your stained glass card art is the perfect inspiration interpretation!! Hugs, Darnell

Nonni said...

As I already told you by email I really admire this card! So great use of color and fun way to get an artsy look out of a geometric stamp. Love it! Thanks for being our gd at TIME OUT!

Joyce said...

Your card is stunning. Love your choice of colors, and the artsy feel of your water coloring. Thanks so much for being our guest designer at Time Out this week.

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on your GD spot! Your card is an awesome take on the photo! Love the modern, graphic feel for it!

SonjaK said...

Congrats to the guest designer spot! Such a great take on the inspiration photo.

Jen Timko said...

AWESOME!!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Karren! This is such a pretty card! Looks like a lovely stained glass window, and it's such a fabulous take on the inspiration photo...Love it!

Jill Vickers said...

Perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo - your card looks just like a stained glass panel - so pretty! It is wonderful to have you guest designing for us in this challenge - thanks for bringing such great inspirations! Jill

Kim S said...

Fun and fabulous!!

Eliz Stewart said...

Karen... GREAT USE of the new MFT cover plate... love how you used it...just brillant!

Anita in France said...

What a stunner, Karren ... a fantastic pairing of cool and graphic with bold and vibrant! Delighted to have you Guest Designing with us at Time Out! Congratulations on being featured at MFT's You've Been Spotted this week ! Anita :)

Shona Chambers said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Karren and such cool inspiration from the photo. Nothing beats a rainbow and I'm so glad your our GD for this challenge!!