Friday 12 February 2021

Enjoying the Moment

Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.  A real throwback for sure.
I made it for a challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers; What's Old is New Again.  We were to find some of our oldest stamps and use them in a new way.
I looked through my stamps and came across these hollyhocks that I still love.  They are from a company that I did some work for years and years ago but are no longer in business.
The sentiment is also from a long gone company but I love it.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock and my Vicki Boutin Art Crayons.  Her crayons are very highly pigmented and are so fun and easy to work with.
  • I took out a piece of acetate and rubbed the crayons onto it.  I sprayed with a generous amount of water, then pressed the wet ink onto my card panel.  I repeated that process a few times until I was happy with the inking.
  • I rubbed some more of the Art Crayon onto my acetate sheet and sprayed with water, then using a stencil brush and the Diagonal Weave Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, I added more of the ink.  There was a bit of ink left on my acetate sheet, so I pressed one of the stamps from the Faded Text stamp set by Tim Holtz  into the wet ink and added it to the background to give more interest.  I dried the panel completely before going onto the next step.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti and inked up the Hollyhocks from Innovative Stamp Creations with some Versafine Clair ink.  I had to repeat stamp them so they would ink over the Art Crayons.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Daisy Bucket and then splattered using my black Posca pen.
  • I mounted the piece onto some matching cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Here is the stencil I used.

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Garden (Innovative Stamp Creations-OUT OF BUSINESS); 
Enjoy (Daisy Bucket- OUT OF BUSINESS); Faded Text (TH)
Inks- Vicki Boutin Art Crayons; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Diagonal Weave stencil (ACLD); 
Posca pen; acetate sheet


Viv said...

Another fab background Karen - gorgeous card!

Lin said...

Just what I needed today, Karen! Love the happy colors and the hollyhock silhouettes!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous art crayons watercolored smooshed background, Karen. Loved your choice of colors, additional stamping with the art crayons, and stamped silhouette hollyhocks. Love all your layering and added splatters my friend. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

I Card Everyone said...

I've decided I'm checking my stash before I buy these days, Karen! I'm so happy to see your 'old' again, and how you've made it new, and GORGEOUS once again!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Karen, your card is gorgeous, I love the colours and the lovely stenciled background, with the silhouette flowers, Kate x

Pat said...

Another wonderful background Karen and love the hot colours and the stencilling and stamping us the art crayons with water, and the silhouette hollyhocks and sentiment finish it beautifully. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Lurve that background and the vibrant wonderful colours, a beautiful stamp too.
Faith x

Susan said...

Beautiful background and one of my favourite silhouette flower stamps. I'm not familiar with those crayons so will have to check them out.

Bunny said...

Lovely colors and a great background. [Bunny]

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous colors and great stencil design for those silhouette flowers.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your vibrant background Karen - the silhouettes look so fabulous against it.
Stay safe

Sarn said...

Super fun and delightfully messy background (I mean that in a GOOD way) . . . with a lovely floral silhouette on top and a great sentiment. What's not to love?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous vibrant colours and great use of the stamping and stencil x. Great card Karen x.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful watercolor background, Karen! So pretty with these hollyhocks! So glad you got a chance to play with some old stamps. It's like meeting up with an old friend, isn't it?

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Karen, thanks for visiting my blog! I'm slowly trying to catch up on my visits. What an interesting stencil pattern, must have missed seeing that one. And wow, an interesting effect those crayons managing ever so subtley to show through the Versafine Clair! It always amazes me what happens when products combine but for me it usually almost ruins what I'm making, lol. Have a good one, XOX

Loll said...

Beautiful mixed media card Karen. Love the mix of colours (my favs) :) ... stenciling and stamping. Those silhouettes are gorgeous against the background. Just catching up with visits after a very busy February! xx