Tuesday 28 April 2020

Moment by Moment

Good Morning
Meet today's card. 
I haven't done a collage style card in awhile so today was the day.

Here's what I did to create my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed the Deckled Rectangle mask over it.  This mask gives a nice torn edge without me having to tear paper and stick it down. 
Using my Tombow markers, I coloured directly onto the Beaux Iris flower stamp, sprayed with water and stamped. I wanted the flower to be the focal point in the center of my card.  Next, using a variety of stamps, I proceed to fill in the background using the same technique using different coloured markers.  When I was happy with the layout, I sponged in the border using some Barn Door DOX ink.
I simply mounted that onto a piece of coordinating coloured cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
*Just use the code KarenFan10 to get a discount on stencils and masks.*

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FLOWER POWER
Just Us Girls- PHOTO WEEK

Stamps- Beaux Iris (Stampington and Comp); Weathered Clock (Hampton Arts); 
Zig Zag stitches (TH); Script (PB), Moment (Art Journey)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Tombow markers; DOX 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Deckled Edge Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti 
(My Sweet Petunia); inking tool

Saturday 25 April 2020

Creative Time

Good morning.
I hope you are keeping well and safe in these uncertain times.
I am so very grateful to have a hobby that distracts me!!
I've been watching a few videos now that I have some time and I've been playing around with some new ideas and techniques.  That's how this card came to be.
Before that, I have to say if my picture looks a bit weird, it's because my camera hates purple.  No matter what I do, it will not photo purple and turns them into blue.  Well for just this time, I wanted purple and not blue! lol  I ended up having to take the picture with my tablet so this is what I got.  I love creating but the picture taking and the editing is truly my most disliked part of the whole process!

So here's what I did.
I wanted to create a card with a textural background.  I took a piece of heavy white cardstock and spread some white Gesso over it as though I was buttering a piece of bread.  Not too thick, but just enough to roughly cover the surface.  It dried so quickly as well because the layer was thin.  You don't need to get every last inch covered, just a rough skim coat.
When that was dry, I applied some acrylic paint using a brayer over the top using a light hand.  Before the paint was dry, I rubbed over it with a paper towel, removing some of the paint.
The Gesso will act as a resist leaving behind some white areas.  The background resembled a woodgrain which I love.
I made 2 panels at the same time.  Here is a picture of what they looked like after they were dry and before I cut them into card fronts.

Then it was time to add some interest. 
 I stenciled some circles using the Messy Dot Grid stencil from A Colorful Life Designs using some Peacock Feathers DOX ink, then added some black stamping randomly along the edges to help ground the design.
I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Rubbernecker then glued the flowers onto the front and then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
*Just use the code KarenFan10 to get a discount on stencils and masks.*

Stamps- Live, Laugh, Love (Rubbernecker); Bitty Grunge (TH); Faded Type (TH)
Inks- Versafine, DOX
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Messy Dot Grid stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Gesso;
Acrylic paint (Dollar Store); Wildflowers (TH); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
paint palette knife; Speedball Brayer