Saturday 8 September 2018

Happy Birthday Cheers!

Meet today's card.  
Just having some fun playing around with some 'new to me' Art Crayons from Vicki Boutin.
Vicki is a bubbly, happy person and I just love her philosophy and attitude for creating; just try it's just a piece of paper and you never know what you will be able to come up with.
That's what I did for my card.

I rubbed an Art Crayon onto my piece of acetate, sprayed with water and moved the ink a bit with a paint brush to disperse it, then pressed it onto my paper.  Next, I placed a some drywall tape randomly over the background, then rubbed over it with a baby wipe.  The ink gets transferred from one area to another for an interesting look.  I also used one of her script stencils and did the same with that.
When the piece was dry, I placed it into my Misti, stamped the silhouette and the sentiment and clear embossed it to help it pop against the colourful bkg.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- STAMP IT
Use Your Stuff- SCHOOL IS IN
Crazy 4 Challenges- ANY TECHNIQUE

Stamps- Happy People (Impression Obsession)= Birthday (?)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento= Vicki Boutin Art Crayons
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- script stencil (Vicki Boutin)= drywall tape= acetate sheet= 
Mister (TH)= Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant result Karen, love the colours. You know you just 'reminded' me I have some of the water crayons and NEVER used them, hope to follow your technique and give them a the stamp too.x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great result from your experiment Karen - I love the way you stamps the silhouettes and then emboss them for great effect!

Pat said...

You have created a beautiful background with your new art crayons Karen, and the silhouette figures and large sentiment look great over the top...lots of contrast. x

nancy littrell said...

Such a beautiful artsy monochromatic stenciled background, Karen. I love your brighter colors with your silhouette stamped fun images. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Yes the embossing sure does let the silhouetting pop against that fabulous and colourful background. Gorgeous card, fun layout and wonderful colours and background x.

Susan said...

I'm not familiar with Art Crayons but I sure like the results you got from them - lovely colours too. Great background for the fun stamp of the young people looking so happy.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What an amazing card design with that awesome background and those silhouette images. I love it.

Bonnie said...

Such an upbeat and happy card, Karen! Love your background and the joyful stamped images!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your card is so cool - love your design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Loll said...

So fun to play with new toys. The art crayons sounds like fun. Love the way you've used them and the drywall tape with baby wipe. Makes for a soft and pretty background with lots of visual texture. The image and sentiment done in black really pop. Great design, my friend! xx

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Karen, stunning background yet again and great silhouette too ;) hugs Viv xx

Bobby said...

Something new to play with and you already have the technique down pat, Karen. The background is fabulous.

Linda said...

Those crayons sound like fun. Fabulous card with a great background. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx