Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FTTC134 Keep Calm and Play with Water....

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend? I'm feeling better and enjoyed sleeping in the last few days. Unfortunately I have to head back to work today...hope this week will fly by fast...*wink*!!!

Anyway, we have a brand new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC134 for you! Maki is our hostess this week and her theme this week is...... *Keep Calm and Play with Water* - Use water for your creation. You can use images and/or elements that include water or use any techniques that include water as its supplies (for examples : water coloring, misted BG with water, water color wash).








I wanted to try something new and came across a fun technique that our mega talented Beate has posted over on Splitcost...it's called Stamped Acrylic Block Background....totally cool idea!!! I had so much fun creating different looking backgrounds by simply stroking and smashing my ink pads & misting water over the acrylic block. You should definitely give this one a try too!!!

My main images are from two different Flourishes Sets ~ Kids Play and Sweet Days of Summer. As you can tell these two Silhouette Sets are perfect to create some awesome CAS cards :) !!!

Now it's time to check out all the gorgeous creations the rest of the team has waiting for you ~ CindyHeather, Maki, TammyBeate and Betty. Please help us welcome our new September Guest Designer Theresa Winslow.

Have a fabulous week and I'll see ya soon!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~ 


Here are a few more challenges: 
Pile it on #36 ~  *B* is for  (Birds, Butterflies, Brown and Blue)
Bloggers Challenge ~ Monochromatic Blues
Crafty Catz #98 ~ Monochromatic
Delicious Doodle #1 ~ Fresh New Start (New Technique)
Charisma Cards #35 ~ Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew ~ Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday #127 ~ The Sky is the Limit
Fun with Shapes #91 ~ Anything Goes
Catch the Bug ~ Anything Goes
Let's Ink it Up ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes

54 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG Silke...every one of these is pure genius! I love what you've done with the technique and the set! Awesome set of cards!

Anke said...

OMG jetzt bin ich aber sprachlos, Deine Karten sind alle wunderschön geworden, die Technik ist genial und die beiden Stempelsets stehen ab sofort ganz oben auf meiner Wunschliste. Traumhaft schöne CAS-Karten liebe Silke.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

angelwing said...

Просто потрясающе! Настолько впечатлило!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Wow, Silke! These are so lovely! Hugs xxaxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Silke I adore these cards. In one word: BEAUTIFUL The background is fabulous. I have used this technique also but when I have stamped the Acrylic Block I spray a little bit water over the ink. Also beautiful.To see on the first page of by Blog named: Teenagers.
Your images are so beautiful.
Lovely greet Marja

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards - what awesome different looks you got!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Wow, simplicity at it's finest here, girlie....STUNNING CAS designs!!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Silke, these are fabulous! What a great set of cards -- I love them! Thanks!

Heather Jensen said...

Love how this turned out Silke. The effect is soft and petty. :)
Hugs~

Tammy Hershberger said...

SILKE! OMGosh, these are FAAAAABULOUS! What a terrific idea for this challenge, and awesome set of note cards! Pure genius!

Marisa said...

Love them! Great images and the BG colour on each is fabulous.

Makiko Jones said...

Wow Silke!! They are fabulous! The technique you used for the background is so beautiful with the silhouette image. So inspiring, girl!!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful card love the technique. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Oh Wowza, Silke!! You have just inspired me!! I love, love the backgrounds!! What a great idea, now I need to go check out Beate's tutorial! Thank you :)

Betty Wright said...

Silke, this is awesome and just so fabulously done! LOVE the background design. I must try this! Gorgeous set!

Theresa said...

Silke, these are so totally fabulous!! I am going to CASE these and make them my thank you cards to parents. Totally AMAZING my friend.

Beate said...

Girl, as always your cards rock! I LOVE them.
Hugs and smiles

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Silke!!~

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Silke!!~

SuzanneK said...

Stunning work, love the scenes you have created and the simplicity of design. Thanks for you interest in our DT Call at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Santhosh Kumar. S said...

Amazing.. super simple yet elegent cards. really love it. And haa.. do check some of my handmade cards at www.eigth.in/wordpress

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELCOME to the world of CAS -- and didn't you do it brilliantly! Isn't that a fun technique? I loved it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a stunning collection of cards Silke! Simple yet fabulous!

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card.Thanks for joining us at Charisma this time and good luck in the draw!

Lisa x

Karen McAlpine said...

The cards are just beautiful. I am going to try that technique right away!!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What perfect and lovely CAS cards! I'll have to try this technique!

Julie Koerber said...

Silke this is just stunning and I have to say... you've got me itching to try it!!! What a fabulous card set!

Benzi said...

Silke, all your cards are fabulous. Love the technique and am anxious to try it. Your images are just perfect for this challenge, too.

lindyloo said...

oh my what simply stunning cards x thank you for playing along with us this week at crafty catz linda x

Julie said...

These are stunning, Silke!

carol said...

oh fabulous cards....Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Cheryl said...

Oh, Silke, these cards are simple, yet so elegant! I love the results of the technique you used for the backgrounds, and those silhouettes are some of my favorites. I'm terrible at coloring backgrounds. This might be a good solution for me. ~Hugs! Cheryl

Curlybear said...

Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image the image is gorgeous , its just perfect for our challenge this week,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge 99 Monochromatic and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Fabulous cards, my friend! I will have to give that technique a try! Glad to hear you're feeling better! GK will be speeding past you later this morning!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful CAS cards! The Acrylic Block Stamping looks wonderful with your silhouette images! Thanks for playing along at the Bloggers Challenge!

ike said...

GREAT backgrounds - brilliant idea and it works soooo fab with the silhouettes. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles Challenges.
Ike xx
DD DT

Marlena M. said...

These cards are wonderful! I love each of them. ;)

Nancy Hill said...

Love these cards, love this technique! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

love your cards!!! love how you did the background!!

Jodi said...

These are soooo beautiful - simple but stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Delicious Doodles. I look forward to seeing more of your work soon!
Hugs,
Jodi

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful set of cards, love what you did with the backgrounds on each of them. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this past week!

Min said...

I just love the beauty and simplicity of these cards! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous set of cards, silke!!

Stempelsüchtling said...

Wahnsinn - gleich drei (!) Karten. Und eine so schön wie die andere.

Theresa said...

Wow! Love what you accomplished with this technique. I must try.
Great set of cards. So artsy!

lizlincoln said...

They are all so beautiful that I don't even have a preference (which is rare for me as I tend to lean towrds the blue/purple).

BethieJ said...

Your cards are STUNNING!!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, these are amazing!! I just LOVE them!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Emily said...

These are SO COOL. I'm going to have to bookmark this because I have such a hard time with solid silhouette stamps like that.

Tinemor said...

WOW!! This cards are FAB!!! Love the background!! Lovely stamps too.

I have to try this one time!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you in this week Sketch Challenge!

Hugs Tine

Helen said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

PS - I have candy on my blog if you're interested :0)

Leslie Turner said...

OMG Silke... these cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this technique - will have to give it a try!

Misti said...

Stunning set of cards, Silke!!! These are frame worthy!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Simply Stunning as always Miss Silke!!! You are such an inspiration!!! :) Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!