Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Leaf Grid

Good Morning
Meet today's card.
I'm trying something new to me. 

Every Monday at Splitcoast Stampers, they have what is called the Technique Lovers Challenge.  It is a fun way to try some new ideas and add to your creative notebook.  This week, it was to create a grid on a card, so I thought I would give it a try.

So here is what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock cut 4x4 inches.  I thought a square would work best with this technique.  I pulled out the Tim Holtz Leaf Prints and my Tombow markers.
  • I place the panel into my Misti and positioned the first leaf.  I coloured directly onto the stamp with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped onto the white cs.
  • I continued that process, stamping the leaves randomly all over the panel
  • When I was happy with the stamping, I dried it completely with my heat tool.
  • Next, it was time to draw in the grid lines.  I measured, then looked for a fine tip maker as I wanted the lines to be on the thinner side.  I found a green Crayola marker that had a fine tip so I went with that.  Using a ruler, I measured out 1/2 inch lines and drew them in.
  • After all the lines were drawn, I added some shading to them with some Evergreen Bough DOX ink  using a sponge dabber.  It really helps add so much interest and depth to the leaves.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Altenew and pop dotted it over the bkg.
  • Finally, I mounted the panel onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- USE YOUR FAV TOOL
Little Red Wagon- HAPPY DAYS

Stamps- Leaf Prints (TH); Inked Lotus (Altenew)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX; Tombow markers; Crayola marker
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); ruler; Mister (TH); sponge dabber;
heat tool (Ranger); pop dots


Pat said...

Another great technique Karen with the squares made wonderfully dimensional with the shading, and the TH leaf print stamps in the different colours work beautifully over the top and perfect adding the grid after stamping the leaves. x

Claire (Mrs H) said...

What a great technique, I love your use of colour
Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Chana Malkah said...

Love the technique! I will have to give this a try. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for accepting the challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana Malkah, DT

Debbie Mageed said...

I absolutely love your card! The leaves turned out so pretty and the background is great, too. I will have to try that! Thank you for playing with us at MMM Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored stamped leaves, Karen. Loved your color choices. TFS all the steps for your wonderful grid design, which did add so much depth to your beautiful leaves. TFS your new technique. Stay safe and creative, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed card Karen, the grid works wonderfully with the pretty leaves, colours are gorgeous, Kate x x

Lin said...

Such an appealing card, Karen - it matches the feeling I'm getting today with our fall-like temps!!

Viv said...

This looks amazing Karen - a great technique and one I will try! x

Mac Mable said...

An eye catching technique and I love how you did the grid ....drawing it in yourself. The shading sure does add depth. Wonderful stamping and colours and I like the 'square' design of the card Karen x.

Gery said...

This looks lovely, Karen!
I payed good attention by reading your tutorial and
I will surely give it a try 😀.
Thank you so much for showing this. ❤️
Love Gery.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is amazingly beautiful! Great design for Fall cards.

Bonnie said...

Love these colorful leaves, Karen, and the grid makes a fantastic background! The bit of sponging adds depth too! A lovely card, my friend!

Kate said...

Such a pretty card! The leaves over the grid has such a lovely look!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Christine Alexander said...

so dramatic Karen, the grid is a great frame around your leaves :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the contrast of the straight grid lines against the organic shaped leaves Karen - a stunning card
Stay safe

Viv said...

Another awesome card mf, so many ideas always...I am inspired again ;) hugs Viv xx

cotnob said...

A super card Karen, I love the grid background - a great technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Karen the grid looks like it was put on first, amazing result and a beautiful card. Thanks for your lovely visit :)
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

I just love this, how clever is that background? It is so effective. The loose watercolour stamping is great and your shading on the squares really does add depth. Bet that was a challenge to keep the ink in the right place. xx