Saturday 26 January 2019

Beautiful You

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!

Meet today's card.
I'm feeling happy that I had time to play this week.

One of my favourite technique to play with is Stencil Monoprinting, so that was my starting point for this card. 
 I love this new Bo Ho Medallion stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and wanted to ink it up.
So here's what I did.
I began with my stencil and inked up the back with some Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks, sprayed with water and pressed onto my heavy white cardstock.
I lifted my stencil and set the piece aside to dry.

** Helpful Hint:  after I lay my wet, inked stencil onto my paper, I lay another piece of scrap paper over that and use my brayer to get a good inked impression **

When the bkg. was totally dry, I placed the piece inside my Misti and stamped the flowers and the sentiment with a darker shade to help it pop against the stencil background.
I simply mounted it onto a plain white card front for a clean and crisp look.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a creative weekend.

Mary Kay from A Colorful Life Designs  is offering a discount on stencils and masks.
Just use the code KarenFan10.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Through the Purple Haze- FAV COLOR COMBOS
Crafting With Attitude- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Being Unique (Technique Tues.); Silhouette 4 (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet DI (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont)
Accessories and Tools- Bo Ho Medallion Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
Mister (TH); brayer


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, your card is beautiful, I love that fabulous background and the image stamped on top, great colours too, Kate x

Christine M said...

Another beautiful work of art Karen. Such vibrant colours without being garish .... you are so inspiring, thank you for sharing :)

Susan said...

Beautiful stencil monoprint - and gorgeous colour combination!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful Karen, I love that stenciled background and your monochromatic colours :)

Pat said...

Really beautiful Karen and love the colours you have used, and IO stamp and TT sentiment are great as finishing touches. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful and thanks for the tips too, I have actually added them to my "tips" chart, whenever I start doing stencils it will be invaluable. Thank you.

Shona Chambers said...

This is such a cool idea Karen, I've never heard of anyone inking the back of a stencil before but it makes total sense and the outcome is stunning. Love how you used a darker blue for the stamped images and they are more solid, really makes them stand out and add more interest. Always wonderful to see your creations at TIME OUT!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow, what a simple process for such a stunning card - love it Karen

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with all the wonderful designs you used on this card. And, I love the mix of blue shades too.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning and unique effect with the mono printing technique. Gorgeous colours and love the silhouette of the flowers too. Stunning stencil and such an eye catching card x.

Bobby said...

I had to try it out right away with your hint and I must say you do a much better job with that technique, Karen. This has great ink coverage and the silhouetted flower really do pop.

BożenA said...

A beautiful card, perfectly designed. I like the colors of the card.
Thank you for joining our challenge in Crafting With An Attitude.

TLady said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the stenciled background! (THANK YOU for telling how you did it too!) ;) I LOVE the affect of the Oxide Inks!!! ;)BEAUTIFULLY DONE & INKY HUGS for your visit!!! ;)

Nonni said...

Beautiful! I love the contrast between the artsy monoprint and the crisp stamped image -this is something I'd like to try for sure. Thank you for the inspiration! Beautiful color palette too. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Karen, somehow your blog disappeared from my list, back on now..xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Karen, such a fabulous technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kia's Place said...

Love the richness of this Karen. I too love A Colorful Life stencils, they are amazing. I hope you have survived this latest round of "deep freeze". I am happy to say it is quite a nice day today, and will be even better tomorrow.