Saturday, 16 January 2016

Ombre Fleur

Hi and welcome!  It's Saturday evening here and I've spent most of the afternoon in my craft room.  This is the last card I made and I'm not that fussed with it, but given the amount of time I spent on it, I'm posting it anyway :)

I made this card for the current Muse challenge, the color portion of the Friday Mashup Challenge and the Ombre Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  I was immediately drawn to the beautiful colors on the Friday Mashup graphic and tried to incorporate as many as I could into my card.

From Anita's gorgeous card, I took the general layout, the "row" of floral images and the darker strips top and bottom of the image panel.

I watercolored the flowers with my Zig markers after white embossing them onto watercolor paper.  I also watercolored a panel in ombre fashion to layer behind the Soft Stone layer.  All three flowers are popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment is stamped in Enchanted Evening ink.  Here's a close up:

And that's about all there is to say about this card!  Thanks for visiting.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Mon Ami (CASual Fridays), Keep It Simple Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Cardstock:  White, Soft Stone, watercolor
Dies:  Mon Ami Fleur, Vertical Stitched Stripes (MFT)
Accessories:  Zig markers, White EP


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Friday Mashup.


Jeanne H said...

I really like your card! Love the blue.

SonjaK said...

So, so beautiful!

Darnell said...

What a unique and gorgeous take on Anita's Muse card, Karren! I love it!! Enjoy the weekend! Me and my polygamist friends are getting together for lunch, haha! Hugs, Darnell

Jen W. said...

You might not be fussed with it but I think it's stunning, Karren! Your ombre shading is stunning!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the ombre coloring and the colors used on this lovely card!

Neets B said...

I think you card is gorgeous, blues don't appear too often and I think this is really classy. Glad my layout played a part here :)
Thanks for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Ardyth said...

I was sitting here thinking how pretty those flowers look and then realized I have this set but haven't used it much! These look awesome embossed in white and shaded in grey and blue! So glad you joined us at Muse this week Karren!

Greta said...

Love everything about this card, Karren! Beautiful use of the colors & the ombre background panel is wonderful!

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous CAS card, love it !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Lisa said...

Very beautiful, love how you used the colors!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Linda Callahan said...

So elegant and classy! Beautiful!

Heidi Baks said...

Well, I'm not sure what you mean by "I'm not that fussed with it", but I find it just lovely! I just love how you used the challenge colors to make your center flower stand out. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.