Saturday 1 June 2019

Art for the Soul

I am so grateful that you took some time to stop by and see what I have been up to.
Playing with a fun stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and some Distress Re-inkers today to create this card and give it a unique, watercoloured look.

So onto my card details and here is what I did.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and laid the Curly Q stencil over my paper.
Next, I laid a wet baby wipe over that and dropped on some Distress Re-inkers right onto the baby wipe.  I tried to distribute the colours as best I could.  I took a piece of acetate and laid that over so I could press the wet ink from the baby wipe directly into the grooves of the stencil and not get the ink all over my hands.  I let it soak in a bit then removed the acetate, baby wipe and the stencil to reveal this fun pattern.  I love the watercolour look that it has.  
If you still have a lot of ink on the baby wipe, repeat the process using a different stencil or just press the colour onto another piece of cardstock to give you a colourful background.

When it was dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the sentiment, then clear heat embossed it.
I mounted it onto a piece of coordinating blue cardstock then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Curly Q

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamp- Art Soul (Hampton Arts)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, 
Tumbled Glass Distress Re-inkers (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue cs
Accessories and Tools- Curly Q Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); baby wipes, acetate sheet, 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder; heat tool


Linda Simpson said...

Very pretty and love the quote.
Linda xxx

Pat said...

What an interesting technique Karen and the blue tones look fabulous using that pretty stencil, and the sentiment is great. x

nancy littrell said...

I love your baby wipe stenciling technique with a beautiful choice of Distress inks, Karen. Your sentiment is the perfect choice for your Artsy background. TFS Hugs...Nancy

I Card Everyone said...

So beautiful, Karen … and true! Now if it could just take care of the dust on my furniture! lol

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, great effect with the baby wipe and stencil. wonderful artsy look :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE the art in this card.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

OK....So how do you keep coming up with these fabulous techniques? Such a unique and artsy effect. Love the watery effect too on your amazing card x
I saw this on my very infrequent visits to Facebook and this is why I love blogs....I get to read how things are made and learn new techniques and get hugely inspired......Thank you x.

Donna Ellis said...

Karen, what a marvelous technique! Thank you for explaining it so thoroughly. I especially like that the watercolor "blurs" the exactness of the stencils! Do you use the acetate to prevent the ink from staining your fingers? It's a wonderful way of playing with our reinkers. Beautiful creation! hugs, de

Bonnie said...

Using baby wipes is addictive isn't it, Karen! I love that you've found a different way to use them! Love the results and hope to give it a try!

Loll said...

WHat a great way to use a baby wipe to colour through your stencil, Karen. Usig the acetate is also clever ... I always end up with super inky fingers when stenciling, which tend to leave smudges of ink where I don't want them. :) This is really beautiful and I love the sentiment. Great work!! xx

Viv said...

Another stunning card my friend,I love it 😀 hugs Viv xx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I am loving the results you achieved on this beauty! It really has a psychedelic vibe to it and so totally retro. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Okay, this is a technique I've never heard of before. Very cool! Love how your card turned out, xoxo