Tuesday 14 April 2020

Sending Hugs

Good Morning
Having extra time on my hands has awarded me some time to watch the amazing and inspiring videos posted on FB and YouTube.  I am so grateful for the time and effort so many have put into these videos to help us keep creating and to try some new things.
This pandemic is so nasty but I am elated every day with the ingenuity and talents that are coming to the forefront.  The way the businesses are retooling machines to produce masks, PPE's etc., all needed to protect our frontline workers!  Neighbours helping neighbours by picking up groceries, leaving chalked messages on the sidewalks or by the artwork hanging in their front windows reminding everyone that we are all in this together.
It is truly uplifting in these times of need.

This is a simple card I created after watching Tim Holtz use his Marker Spritzer tool.  I have one and haven't used it in ages so decided to get it out and have a play with it.
Here's what it looks like:

You place a marker in the holder on the side and puff out air to spread the ink over your paper.

I wanted a nice white border on my card front, so I place the Rectangle Mask from A Colorful Life Designs over my paper.  Next, I laid the Diagonal Weave stencil over the mask and using some blue Crayola markers in the Spritzer, I sprayed the background.  When I was happy with the inking, I left the stencil in place and gave it one little spritz of water to help the colours blend.

I removed the stencil but left the mask in place then stamped the flowers to one side.  I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment from the Good Wishes sentiments by Penny Black.
Using my ScorPal, I scored a border all around the inked area.  I mounted it onto some blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Sending you out a big hug!

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Stamps- Good Wishes (Penny Black); Insightful Garden (Unity)
Inks- Crayola Markers, Versafine 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Diagonal Weave stencil (ACLD); Marvelous Rectangle Mask (ACLD);
Marker Spritzer tool (TH); ScorPal


cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, your creations are always so artistic, and this sentiment is lovely, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is beautiful and I love the sentiment.

Glennis F said...

Another beautiful card Karen, I love how you have the white borders - sets the images off so well

Pat said...

This is wonderful Karen and the TH Marker Spritzer has worked beautifully to give a softer inky look and the flowers and sentiment are great. x

Susan said...

What a great idea to spritz the colour through the stencil with the marker spritzer - I have one of those so must try it. Love the soft look it gives. Nice bit of scoring to give definition the the inked area.

Cathy said...

Wonderful card Karen, such a great technique and artsy look, I too love the sentiment, take care, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

Wish I could give you a hug too, Karen! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This card is gorgeous!

I agree that so much good and innovation is going on right now. And creativity breeds more creativity, which is good. I think we are going to need it.

Christine Alexander said...

Funny, I have one of these ink sprayers and haven't used it. great insprition Karen :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Another wonderful card Karen - Loving that you are being so inspired by the online community :)
Stay safe

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and most colourful, the style is lovely and great technique used. I have one of those TH thingies and not used it much, in fact I think I threw it out as didn't like it...x.Keep crafting and smiling.xx

Craftychris said...

This is so beautiful! The sentiment is perfect. The marker spritzer tool looks fun. xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This card made me say AW!, it's so Beautiful Karen.
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

You always look like you have so much fun with the techniques Karen. What a unique effect and a great idea to use the frame stencil and then the other one too. I too have one of these puffers and use it for puffing my alcohol inks but never thought to use it as it was intended and with markers!....A wonderful card Karen and sending a hug right back to you x.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. I have one of those spritzers too. I should pull it out. I love the gorgeous spray over your stencil. Fabulous with your silhouette flowers and large sentiment. We could all use a hug right now. xx