Saturday, 10 February 2018

Artsy

Hello and Welcome.
Meet today's card.  Something I'm calling 'Artsy'.

I haven't made a square card in ages and decide to go for it today using this new to me stamp called Nature 2.  It is a collection of wildflowers and these ferns/fiddleheads reminded me of an artsy looking heart so that was my starting point.

I began by masking off my card front then using some Peeled Paint Distress ink, I did a monoprint first.  For those of you that are not familiar with a Monoprint....you rub ink onto the back of a stencil, spray with water then press onto the paper.  Those are the dots you can see in the background.
When that was dry, I stamped over using a few stamps but still using the same Peeled Paint so the background would just blend away and not become the focal point.  
I stamped the ferns then  the sentiment and sponged the edges to add some definition to the masked area.  I removed the masks and glued my piece onto more white cardstock.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- IT MUST BE LOVE 
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT/MAKE IT 
Brown Sugar- VALENTINE DAY

Supplies
Stamps- Nature 2 (Art Journey); Stained Textures (Bo Bunny); Alphabet (Kaisercraft)
Inks- Peeled Paint Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mini Tiny Circles stencil (TCW); Post-It Tape; 
Sponging Tool (TH); Mister (TH)

28 comments:

Annie said...

Karen, I love this inspiring card! I’ve not tried a monoprint before, but I sure am going to now. Thanks for sharing your process.

Dotty Jo x said...

Another lovely card, Karen! Jo x

Ellibelle said...

It turned out beautifully Karen, such an interesting background and great color combo!

nancy littrell said...

Love youe Atsy heart ferns and Amazingly detailed monoprint and stamped background, Karen. So much depth with all your green layers....wow! TFS all your steps too. Hugs..

Verna Angerhofer said...

That's a cool look with the monoprint background. Fun colors too.

Pat said...

What a great idea to use this fiddlehead to make a heart with Karen, and the background using Peeled Paint DI and the pretty stencilling and stamping goes beautifully. x

Susan said...

That really is an artsy card, Karen - I love it. Using green instead of red and "feelings" instead of love or valentine adds to the artsiness.

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous design Karen, I love the heart image and the green shades you've used, makes a great change from the usual red for a Valentine card, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

Awesome layered stamping and love your Fiddlehead ferns. Your green with the a hint of blue is such a beautiful background for the ferns. I'm going to be shopping at Art Journey on my next trip to the UK.

Bonnie said...

How clever to make an artsy heart from these ferns! Love the background that adds depth but doesn't detract from the main image! Hope you are having a restful as well as creative weekend!

Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

What a great idea for a heart! Love your art... I follow your work on Splitcoast Stampers. Thank you for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.

Loll said...

Definitely artsy!! LOVE this design Karen. The stencil monoprint with the tone-on-tone stamping is so cool. And those fiddleheads!!! Awesome way to make a heart --- very clever and creative! xx

Dortesjs said...

Brilliant and very vibrant green card ;O)

Mac Mable said...

Always love how you use your stamps to layer over one another. Great card and the black heart really pops off the page x

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Karen, love the design!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Maxine D said...

You really are the master of stamped backgrounds Karen - love what you have made here to show off that fabulous heart
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

You come up with the most beautiful ideas and make them GORGEOUS.
Faith
x

Tracy Freeman said...

Beautiful can design i love the texture look.
Many thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty and yes, artsy! Love the little heart that the ferns make.

Younique Creations By Tina said...

So happy you played and your card is amazing!
Thanks for playing with us
Tina, Brown Sugar DT
youniquecreationbytina.blogspot.com

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Gorgeous card :) I love the interesting background with the monoprinting & stamping. Very artsy & cool.
Thanks for playing along with Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge
Hugs
Preeti

Dawn said...

I love that inked monoprint background ... I gotta try it --Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. Good Luck
Dawn DT

Linda said...

I love how this turned out .... it's definitely artsy! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Cheremane said...

I adore this thanks so much for joining us over at Craft Stamper this month Good Luck and we hope yto see uou again soon xx

Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on your craft stampers pick of the month, awesome card :)

shirley-bee said...

Huge congrats on another well-desreved win at Craft Stamper, mf!

Mac Mable said...

Many Congratulations with the Design Win at Craft Stamper with this fabulous card....xx