Saturday 23 May 2020

Yet to Come

Good Morning.
It's a beautiful, sunny day here in Ontario.  
Time for a colourful card inspired by Eileen Godwin, a talented card maker on FB.
I have been watching her videos and I enjoy what she creates.  

So onto my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  Using my acrylic block, I rubbed some Distress ink onto it, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper starting along the edges and working my way into the center.  I used lots of colours, overlapping them until my panel was all inked up.
I then laid the Rays stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over the background and applied some Memento red ink over that.  I laid the butterfly stencil to one side and inked it up with black Archival ink.  Using a white gel pen, I outlined the butterfly to make it pop.  I did some stamping along the edges and then splattered using a white gel pen.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, white heat embossed it and pop dotted it over my bkg.
Finally, I rubbed some white acrylic paint along the edges with my finger.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Creative Artiste- MIXED MEDIA
Animal Friends- INSECTS
The Creative Crafters- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Faded Text (TH); Everyday Sentiments (YNS)
Inks- Memento (Rhubarb Stalk); Versafine Clair; Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, 
Fired Brick, Picked Rasberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Versamark, Archival black
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- white acrylic paint, Rays stencil (ACLD); Butterfly stencil (Visible Image); white gel pen, 
white embossing powder, acrylic block, blending brush, pop dots


Christine Alexander said...

Stunning Karen, so many beautiful layers :)

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- love the colourful background.

Pat said...

This is a super look Karen and love the bold black butterfly wing silhouette, and the white gel pen makes it pop and the sun and rays stencil is placed perfect tucked in the curve of the butterfly wing, and love the text and the spattering too. I love Eileen's work too and she was one of the first people I followed when I started blogging in 2013. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful artistic arrangement and love the colors.

HilaryJane said...

I love the depth you have created in this card, lovely colours and splattering too. You can lose yourself in it quite easily xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous card Karen, the colours are glorious and so much to see in it, super stamping, Kate x

Bonnie said...

Awesome colors, my friend! Such an artsy card!

Bobby said...

As Arte Johnson would say "Veeerry Interesting!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous technique and card KAren love those colours.
Take care
Faith x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and most delightful colours...xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning - what fun you are having with all the extra time Karen
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

All artsy and colourful Karen with a fabulous background and Wow to that butterfly x.

Susan said...

Amazing artsy card in wonderful colours!

LynneJ said...

This is so striking! Love the vibrant colours and contrast! Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste.

Loll said...

Such a beautiful and colourful mixed media card Karen! I can see you channeling Eileen! Wonderful mix of stencils. xx

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely project Karen. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Wendy DT Member for