10 September 2016

Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge - Guest Designer

Another very special post! My fellow New Zealand blogger, Karren Johnson of Stamping Stuff, has been invited to be a designer for Inspired By All The Little Things  challenge blog. Congratulations Karren, they are very lucky to have such a fabulously creative card maker. In her new role, Karren will periodically be inviting a cardmaker to guest design on the blog. She has invited me to be her first guest. What an honour!! :) 



Have a look at the gorgeous inspiration image...............................


It doesn't often happen this way, but when I saw the image, this card came to mind almost exactly as you see it now. I love how it turned out. 

The black stripes in the background are hand painted using a brush and a ruler!! Seriously. Watch this Laura Bassen video for the technique, she makes a gorgeous card.
I ended up using DecoArt Media in Carbon Black because it gave me the smoothest line. I poured a little out on a tray and used a wet brush against a ruler to make the stripes. I wiped the ruler each time I painted. I love the irregularities in the edges and the density. The 'Thanks' has three layers, a black and two whites. The rose is a MFT rolled flower.






MFT Rolled flower
Couture Creations Decorative Royal Oval
Create a Smile 'thanks' and sentiment
Simply Graphic 'Openwork Foliage'
DecoArt Media Carbon Black

Thank you for dropping in.

11 comments:

Karren said...

Your card is so beautiful, Karen! Those leaves look amazing with that gorgeous flower and I'm so impressed that you painted your background yourself. Thanks so much for the kind words and for being my guest for this challenge.

Lyn said...

Wowser Karen this card is amazing <3 off to have a peak at the video :)

Leigh Penner said...

ConAgratulations on being featured at Inspired By All The Little Things! Your card is gorgeous! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Bonnie said...

This is so classy, Karen! I love how you did those black stripes! And that coral color flower is gorgeous against the die cut leaves! Congratulations on being asked to be the Guest Designer for this challenge! A well deserved honor!

Marcie Sharp said...

Just lovely, Karen! Love the gold paired with black stripes. Striking!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Love your take on the inspiration photo. Congrats on being featured at Inspired By All the Little Things this week!

KimCreate said...

Super pretty dimensional card! Love the flower and leaves inside the gold diecut! Thanks fo joing us this week. Kim

Mac Mable said...

Such an amazing card. Love all the elements, the free-hand painting of the stripes and the gorgeous flower x Wow!!

Heather Jensen said...

The rolled rose added a nice feminine touch to an otherwise CAS card. Beautiful! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Congrats on being the guest designer! Your inspiration photo was fabulous and so is your card!

Nancy Thomas said...

This is a stunning card and so very creative. A great take on the inspiration piece.