Friday, 21 October 2016


  Hi and welcome to my blog!  Today's post is for the  Fusion Card Challenge - Soft and Subtle.  Check out this fabulous inspiration pic and versatile sketch.

I decided to stick with the photo because, well, flowers!  I tried my hand at watercoloring with my Zigs to come up with this card:

After white-embossing the image onto watercolor card, I loosely colored with my Zigs.  Once I was finished I applied a light watercolor wash in gray all around the image then masked the image before splattering gray ink over the top.  The sentiment is embossed onto vellum.  I die-cut the panel with a stitched die and adhered that to a scalloped gray panel and finally onto the card base.  The card was finished with some sequins.

Thanks for visiting - I do appreciate you taking the time to stop by.  The rest of the DT have created some gorgeous cards using the challenge graphic and I encourage you to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet:  Ranunculus (WP9)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Smoke, Watercolor
Dies:  Blueprints 20 (MFT)
Accessories:  Antique Gold EP (SSS), sequins, Zig markers (Pink, Lt Carmine, Green Gray, Light Green, Light Gray



I Card Everyone said...

So gorgeous, Karren! I'd say you've mastered those Zigs!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow you are Zig Master for work of art! Absolutely gorgeous! Andso elegant with the embossed sentiment on vellum!

Rosemary said...

beautiful job with the ZIGs, karren... your card is lovely!!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Wow, so gorgeous! I love the way you've shaded the petals and leaves. And the soft gray background gives this a bit of a vintage look!

Viv said...

It's so gorgeous Karren, just love those beautiful flowers too....darn now I NEED that stamp too lol ;) Viv xx

Darnell said...

This took my breath away, Karren! I'm pinning this one for CASEing!! Hugs, Darnell

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow! Thoses flowers are so beautiful! I don't have the words to tell how much I love them! And what a stunning coloring.

Barb Ghig said...

You nailed it with your Zig markers, Karren! I love the various shades of pink and your Antique Gold EP is perfect for this elegant card! Loving the gray scallop frame, too...such a pretty take on the challenge!

Hannelie said...

Stunning my friend!

CherylQuilts said...

Karren, this is gorgeous! I love this stamp, and your coloring is exquisite! I've still only played around a tiny bit with my Zig markers, but you've inspired me with this card! Thanks for sharing it! Hugs!

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful watercolor flowers!