Sunday, 19 July 2020

The Journey

Hello and Welcome
Here is a collage style card I made recently.  Also wanted to play with some new stamps I picked up by AALL and Create.

So onto my card details.

  • I began by getting out my Gel Plate and rolled on some different shades of blue paint.  I lifted some off as I wanted the print to have some white open space.  
  • I laid down a maple leaf that I pulled off of the tree at the front of my house and pushed it into the wet paint with the vein sides down.
  • I lifted the leaf off and then took the print onto some heavy white cardstock.  I love how just part of the leaf lifted, almost looks like a ghosting impression.
  • Using a few different stamps, I inked them up with some Archival ink and stamped randomly over the painted surface.  
  • I placed the piece into my Misti, stamped the sentiment with some black Versafine Clair ink, then clear heat embossed it.
  • I mounted the piece onto some black cardstock, then onto a matching background colour.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES
Color My Heart Color Dare- MONOCHROMATIC BLUES

Stamps- Find Joy (High Hopes); AALL and Create (#307; #304, #350)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; acrylic paint; Faded Jeans Archival Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); brayer; Gel Plate; clear eb powder


nancy littrell said...

Wow...Stunning monochromatic Gelli Plate mixed media collage stamped image, Karen. I LOVE your pressed maple leaf image and random stamping and beautiful framing. The perfect sentiment too. TFS your beauty, my friend. Stay safe and Creative. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Tami said...

Wow great work!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the way you used our blue color challenge. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

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L in MN said...

Lovely card.

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning work Karen, wonderful detail, Kate x x

Pat said...

I love the look you achieved with the maple leaf Karen and lots of interesting stamping in the background but not too heavy, and a great sentiment to finish. x

Loll said...

Amazing collage card Karen. Always inspiring! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautifully designed card, lovely stunning colours. ☻

Viv said...

Fab colour collage Karen!

Bonnie said...

The different blues with a bit of white space make a gorgeous background, Karen! I love the partial leaf print and subtle stamping! Awesome card, my friend! I really need to pull out that gelli plate and practice!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fascinating piece of art you have created Karen - love the leaf print, and also the random stamping.
Stay safe

Anonymous said...

Love this - thanks for sharing!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love that background!
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Suzanne Reynolds said...

Lovely stamped personalized background, CAS and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

Mac Mable said...

What a delicate effect with the leaf and the gel plate Karen. Great to use a real leaf and such an artsy looking card. The new AALL small set stamps look great on the background too x.

Marina said...

What a fabulous ethereal effect- beautiful. Thanks for joining The Library.

Vandra said...

What a lovely mixed media style card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Challenge, I hope you can join us again soon.