Saturday 24 April 2021

Made with Love

Good Morning and Welcome to the Weekend!!
Always happy when I get some time to play.

I made this card after watching a Friday night live with Vicki Boutin.  She does them every week and they are so inspiring.  You can find her on FB or on YouTube.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a 4 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock.  I use a heavy weight 110lb that I get from my local store.  I die-cut a circle from more cardstock and positioned it over my panel to use as a mask.
  • I rubbed the pink crayon from the Warm set of Vicki Boutin Art Crayons onto a piece of acetate, diluted it with water and pressed it over the masked circle.  I repeated that process using some Distress inks next (Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade) until the circle was inked.
  • I got out my Simple Grid stencil from ACLD and rubbed some Picked Raspberry over it (seen in the top left and bottom right)
  • I diluted some more of the Art Crayon and stamped using a Graffiti stamp, Script and the Zig Zag by dipping the stamps into the wet ink.  By doing that, it gives more of a watercolour look.
  • I removed the circle mask and let the piece dry, then placed it into my Misti to stamp the thistles and the sentiment using some Versafine black ink.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen and then doodled around the circle.
  • I added 3 black gems under the sentiment, then glued the panel onto a heavy white card base.

Here are some of the other panels I created as well so more cards to come.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Everyday Circle Tags (Avery Elle); Zig Zag Stitch (TH);
Graffiti (Kaisercraft)
Inks- Distress (TH); Versafine; Vicki Boutin Art Crayons
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Grid Stencil (ACLD); Circle Die (HA); Sakura Black marker; Posca pen;
inking tool; acetate sheet; black gems; Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


nancy littrell said...

Love your mixed media background stenciling, stamping and watercoloring, Karen. TFS all your steps. I am going to check out Vicki's You Tube tutorial too. TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy How fun to get the start of 4 more circle backgrounds too:-)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and so gorgeous with those colors.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous circle backgrounds, Karen! Love the bright pinks and pretty silhouetted flowers!

Sarn said...

Really gorgeous card and I love the backgrounds you created for future use xxx

Susan said...

One of my favourites of your recent cards! Love the layered colours and the addition of the stencilling and stamping. Great idea to create the other backgrounds at the same time.

Anke said...

Wonderful card and I love your circle backgrounds.

kiwimeskreations said...

What amazing backgrounds Karen - love them - so detailed and organic
Stay safe

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous background for your thistles, gorgeous colours and design Karen, love it, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous technique and love the vibrancy of the pretty pinks/spiced marmalade. The layering effect looks amazing with the stamping and stencilling and WOW to your doodling....very brave x. A striking card and looking forward to seeing the others made up Karen x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Kate, your card is stunning, I love the other panels also, such vibrant and gorgeous designs and colours. Great doodling too.
Faith x

Christine Alexander said...

love all your backgrounds - so bold and bright♥ can't wait to see the rest in cards:)

Pat said...

Beautiful circular designs Karen in all the different colours and love the look of this pink one with the added teasel and Queen Anne's Lace with a super sentiment and doodled edge all in black so they stand out perfectly...I love the little black gems too. x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Love the inked and stenciled circle for framing your stamped focal images. Also, the hand-drawn accents are perfect. XOX