Sunday, 4 October 2015

PInk and Grey

Hi!  I made a quick (for me, anyway!) card this morning as I couldn't let the week go by without playing along with the inspiration photo at Just Add Ink!  I also chose to play along with Avery Elle's Think Pink challenge and the CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.

I have been watching the videos over at Craftsy where Deepti hosts a class on watercoloring.  I have learned quite a bit watching these videos and am now trying to get some practice in!  The background of this card was done using masking tape and painting on some diluted Hickory Smoke ink.  Once it was dry, I rounded the bottom corners and adhered it to a white card base.

I sponged Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry distress inks onto a scrap of white in an ombre fashion then die-cut the Hello word before painting it with Wink of Stella.  The rest of the sentiment comes from the Love Notes set and was cut out and popped up on foam tape.  I deliberately didn't put any embellishments on the card, wanting to keep a clean and graphic look.

Thanks so much for visiting!

JAI #282

Challenge 29


Products used:

Stamps:  Love Notes (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Ranger Archival Black, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke
Cardstock:  White, Watercolor
Accessories:  Simply Said Hello die (Avery Elle), Wink of Stella



Samra said...

What a gorgeous card Karren! Love your take on the inspiration photo.
Have a great weekend!

Jan said...

So pretty Karen! Your water coloured stripes contrast so beautifully with your shiny, ombré hello! A gorgeous take on the Inspiration photos. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Christine Blain said...

LOVE your take on the inspiration pic, and am super-impressed that you created that gorgeous striped background (I thought it was patterned paper)!! Great card, my friend. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink. x

Narelle Farrugia said...

You are so clever Karren! The background you've created is amazing and the ombre sentiment is very effective and looks wonderful!

Nikki Spencer said...

Loving your take on the inspiration Karren, you've created a fab watercolour background and the sponged sentiment just pops right it! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

Shona Chambers said...

This is such a fantastic card!! Well done creating that water colour background, its so perfect I thought it was patterned paper! Beautiful ombre blending for the die cut and the black/white sentiment really pops against the grey and white. So very glad you shared this with us at Just Add Ink and ATSM this week!

Jean said...

Great use of the pink! Thanks for joining us at the AEI♥U Challenge!

Monika Reeck said...

wooww Karren you colored that grey stripes
I will use my stripes stamp cause I am not so patience waiting for the drying the paper (LOL)
great take of the color challenge
your card is Wonderful
thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
hugs, Monika ((ATSM DT)

Neets B said...

Great challenge combo! I love those wide stripes behind your bold, ombre hello. So striking.
Thanks for playing along at ATSM this week, Anita x

Marika said...

What a perfect take on the challenge!! Just perfect!

ColourmehappyDi said...

So clean, fresh & perfect, Karren. It looks so clean & simple, disguising the great techniques behind it. Love it! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I love the striped watercolour background and the ombre hello is wonderful!
It was wonderful to see your entry at Just Add Ink.

JAI Design Team

francesca said...

beautiful card!!
I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog! Be sure to check it out!! :)

maria f. said...

Dreamy. Love how that pink jumps off your neutral BG.

I Card Everyone said...

HELLO gorgeous!!!! LOve it, Karren!!