Monday, 24 June 2013

Bright and Beautiful

Hi Everyone

Apologies for the absence but I have been unable to blog due to a technical hitch which only affected my computer!!  Something had to be deleted and hey presto I am back again.  Have also been on holiday to Italy.  Visited Turin, Florence, Bologna and Parma.  Even managed to be there when they had a mild earthquake.  It was so hot there; started off around 30 degrees and soon advanced to 42 degrees.  I bet you will be surprised to know I am pleased to be back enjoying 18 degrees!

So here is a card I made a few weeks ago.

This was inspired by my best mate Eileen; her beautiful work can be seen here.

For the background I used two of Ryn's stamps, they are wonderful to use and when used appear so lifelike they are amazing.  I used Distress Inks for the background and pan pastels for the flowers.  Using a white Posca pen to highlight the flowers (and water droplets) is very effective.

Hope you enjoy the week and fingers crossed I will be back soon. Kx


Pauline Butcher said...

Fantastic card Karen, the colours are stunning, and the stamps are fab. Welcome home from your tropical holiday, you'll be wearing a coat again now, lol. Hugs P xxxx

Eileen said...

Hello matey ... pleased you are back safe and cooler!!.. sounds like fun on your hols!!
Super card with lovely hot colours.. Oh yes, love this... brill work with Ryn's stamps ! xx

Karen said...

Thanks ladies, it was so frustrating not being able to blog before! Your comments are very encouraging. Great to be back. Kx

Deena said...

Hi Karen I love the colours of your card, I didn't know that you had a blog xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Lovely hot, summery card! Love how you've used Ryn's stamps too. Glad you had a fab holiday, hope you brought a little sun back with you for us to share?!! Hugs, Wendy xx

Cazza said...

This is beautiful Karen! :o)

Barbara said...

What a fabulous card, Karen. Love the hot colours you've used and all the different stamps, absolutely lovely! xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Karen, thanks so much for the email With the link to this post. I'm so glad that I got to see it :) I can see how you were inspired by Eileen but this is definitely your own creation. Love the bright colours and cut out flowers. You got Water Droplets to look especially 3D too. Gorgeous! I'll repost to my Facebook page probably this weekend or early next week. Thanks again for sharing :)

Maudieroff Roffey said...

How stunning - saw this via Ryn's blog - fabulous colours and yes I can see why you say it was inspired by Eileen - another fabulously creative lady... cheers... Mxx

Karin said...

fabulous card, love the colors! Groetjes Karin

Sandy said...

You are inspiring me and I am the same age as your mother!!! I love this make too!