Saturday 9 May 2020

Heirloom Roses

Good Morning
I hope you are all well in these unusual times.  I do find myself at loose ends some days, but I am grateful to have a hobby that I enjoy.
Here is a card I made while playing with Vicki Boutin's Art Crayons. They are highly pigmented and are easy to dilute with water.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.  I took a pink VB Art Crayon and scribbled it onto my acrylic sheet.  Using a wet paint brush, I diluted the crayon then painted the pink onto my roses and stamped.  I repeated that process with some red and then some green until the whole image was painted.  
I used the diluted crayon still left on my palette to splatter the background to add interest.
When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!

Stamps- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studio); Rosa Eden Roses (Picket Fence)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Vicki Boutin Art Crayons
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush; acrylic sheet


cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Karen, gorgeous floral image and wonderful colours, lovely design, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful. I love the way it came about too.

I Card Everyone said...

Beautiful best wishes, Karen... thanks, and happy Mother's Day to YOU! xx

Nora Noll said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!! This is GORGEOUS!! I would never have thought to dilute my crayon and paint it on the stamp. Now I have a new technique to try. I LOVE how the flowers came out on your card!!

Loll said...

Beautiful colouring with these art crayons, Karen. They look as if they have a pearl finish. Pretty card! xx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful and clever card here Karen 😊 hugs Viv xx

nancy littrell said...

Your art crayon technique worked really well to get an artsy look:-) TFS Karen and Happy Mother's Day to you too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Pat said...

I love your pretty pink flowers Karen and a great idea to use these crayons scribbled and water added ad using a brush to add the diluted colour to the stamp. A loose and beautifully watery finish, and there must be masses of pigment for the colour to look so strong. I have some Derwent art bars and wonder if I could use them in the same way. You have got me thinking now. x

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous roses, Karen! I've never tried this technique for stamps. I'll have to get out my crayons and give it a try! Happy Mother's Day to you too, my friend!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and gorgeous painting. Have a lovely MOther's day.x

Susan said...

Wonderful technique! I must try that with the watercolour crayons I have, though they may not be as highly pigmented as yours. Love the colours of the roses and the subtle background and splatters.

Mac Mable said...

Such an artsy card and the crayons and the water stamping looks fabulous. The oversized stamped sentiment looks wonderful too x. Happy Mother's Day to you too x.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh, this is stunning Karen. Loving your technique, and I may just have to try it. I have 'found' my Lyra Water colour crayons again recently and am loving using them
Stay safe

Jules said...

Hi Karen

A beautiful finished look using a wonderful technique.

Love your colour choices and the addition of the bold black sentiment.

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You come up with the best techniques and the results are amazing, this is a stunning card Karen
Keep safe and well
Faith x

JanR said...

So lovely!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love the depth of colour you created with the scribble sticks :)