Friday 27 March 2020

Inky Collage

Good Morning
I hope you are well as we all deal with this isolation.  
Time for some inky fun.  I've had some time off now and I have been playing and getting inky; love it!

 Every time I make a card or play with ink, I just hate wasting the leftovers.  I always try and have some extra cardstock nearby at hand to soak up the extra inks left on my mat.  Often with just a little spray of water, a background is created.
That is how this card was born.

So, I began with this inky background....I think I soaked up some Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and some Broken China onto my white cardstock.  
I placed it into my Misti and stamped this collage style stamp using some black Versafine ink.  I did heat emboss it with some clear powder to help make the black really pop.
Using a square die, I cut a square from the inked panel and used it to stamp my sentiment on to.
I mounted that small square onto a piece of white cardstock, then pop dot mounted it back into the piece, matching up where it had been cut away from.
Keeping with the simple theme of this card, I mounted it onto some more white and then onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and visit.  
I also want to thank you for all your most kind and generous comments.  I do truly appreciate them all and find them so encouraging during this difficult time.

Take care and stay safe.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Little Red Wagon- LEFTOVERS

Stamps- Find Joy (High Hopes); Collage Butterfly (Prima)
Inks- Versafine; Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mister (TH); square die (Spellbinders)


Unknown said...

I love this card!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..LOVE your beautiful creative stamped collage image over your mopped up watercolored background. How clever of you Karen to die cut a square from your cardfront then frame and pop up over the square aperture:-) Wonderful sentiment to remind us to create joy during this difficult time. I have been playing with your acrylic circle technique. I will share soon:-) So pleased you are doing well. With much Love, my friend. Nancy

P.S. We are fine too. Getting a lot of Spring cleaning inside and out done and brisk walks everyday:-) Staying safe and so thankful our rural community has no positives and everyone practicing social distancing, etc.

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, I've never met a butterfly I didn't love! Your specimen are gorgeous on your beautifully color-soaked card! xx

cuilliesocks said...

beautiful composition of images Karen and lovely crisp colours.
Hope you are coping with isolation, it's such a worrying time for many, and the news evolves each day, sometimes it's all so confusing, Keep safe, Kate x

Pat said...

Another beautiful background Karen and I love the butterflies and the added sentiment plate using a piece of the background matted on to white card works so well. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Good job capturing the left over ink. The background looks fantastic and I love the wonderful design you stamped onto it as well. Awesome card.

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the left over inks and what a pretty colour combination. Wonderful collage stamp and love the little delicate die cut square. A striking card Karen x.

Susan said...

A very good sentiment for what we're going through. It certainly is a strange journey but hopefully everyone can find some joy in it, whether it's more time to relax, more time to craft, time to focus on what is truly important. Love the collage stamp - such a great stamp to put over an inky background (great use of the leftover ink!).

Bonnie said...

A beautiful background, Karen! I love this stamp and how you've done the sentiment! Stay well, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

Beutiful Karen, I might just have to CASE this :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh this is stunning Karen - the background and then the striking black images is amazing. Love how you mounted the sentiment onto white before replacing it too.
Stay safe

Imke said...

Amazing card, Karen and a great idea to use the left over ink on another cardstock !

Thanks for joining our "Leftover" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon this week and i hope to see you back again soon. Stay healthy these times.