Sunday 14 February 2021


Good Morning
I hope all is well in your part of the world.
Happy Valentine's Day....great day to show our family and friend how much we love them.
Where I live, we are still in lockdown and I am missing my friends so much!
I still had my Vicki Boutin Art Crayons out from the other day, so I decided to use them again to create this background.  I love how this turned out.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a card panel cut from some heavy white cardstock.  I rubbed some of the yellow Art Crayon onto a piece of acetate, sprayed with a generous amount of water and blended with a paint brush.  When it was all mixed and diluted, I pressed onto my card front and dried.
  • I used some greens and blues to add the additional colours.  **Vicki's crayons come in 3 different sets; Neutrals (brown, grey), Warm (reds, orange, yellow) and Cool (blues, greens).  The great thing about these crayons is that you can mix them to create your own custom colours.**
  • I added some more Art Crayon to my acetate sheet, diluted that and used it as a stamp pad to add the background letters using the Faded Text stamp.
  • I dried the panel completely, then placed it into my Misti and stamped the flowers from STAMPlorations with some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession to the one side.
  • Using my black Posca pen, I splattered with black, then mounted onto a piece of coordinating cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Beautiful You (STAMPlorations); Friends (IO)
Inks- Vicki Boutin Art Crayons; Versafine Clair Noir
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); sheet of acetate; Posca pen


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful background Karen, love the colours and the stamps, with a great sentiment.
Faith x

Susan said...

Love your choice of colours and the great blending you got from them. Fabulous sentiment - it's so very true.

I Card Everyone said...

I've received the saddest of news, Karen - you can't know how perfect this sentiment is today!
So beautiful...

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, your background is stunning, gorgeous colours too, Kate x

Sarn said...

Another great card. Lovely inking and super sentiment. Xxx

Bonnie said...

Love these spring colors and the pretty wildflowers, Karen! Great sentiment too!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Karen, l love your spring colours.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh how gorgeous - loving these crayon backgrounds
Stay safe

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful colors, wonderful silhouette design and a great sentiment.

Pat said...

Another beautiful art crayon background Karen, and love the silhouette of wild flowers and the lovely sentiment to go with it. I have some Derwent Art Bars and will have to see if it works with those as this looks great. x

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful tonal colours and a fabulous background and wonderful sentiment too Karen x. Thinking of you x.

Lucille K said...

Wonderful card, Karen. Love the colors, image and most of all the sentiment :)

Loll said...

LOVE the bright, fun colours of this card Karen. I have not used my distress crayons at all and wonder if they would work the same. I'll have to try them out on acetate. Always inspiring and learning new things from you! xx