Friday, 9 July 2021

Livin' Life

Meet today's card.
Super simple one using Vicki Boutin's Art Crayons, inspired again by one of her Friday Night Lives.

Before I add the details of my card, I want to send out a
to all of you that have decided to follow me.  I am so grateful!!

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut my card front from a piece of heavy white cardstock.  Using the Vicki Boutin Warm set of Art Crayons and a piece of acetate, I began adding my circles.  I rubbed the pink Art Crayon first directly onto the acetate in a circular shape, used a wet paint brush to dilute it and then pressed it onto my cardstock.
  • I repeated that process over a few times with the pink at the top and bottom, then used some orange and then yellow to create the circles. 
  • I dried the panel, then rubbed some of the pink Art Crayon onto my non-stick craft mat, diluted it with water and used that for stamping the script in the background of the circles.
  • I used the leftover ink to add some splatters then added more black ones with my Posca pen.
  • While that all dried, I die-cut the sentiment from Frantic Stamper 3 times...2 from white cardstock and one black one for the top.  I glued those all together and set aside.
  • Looking at my panel, I realized it needed something more, so I doodled in the lines to define the circle shape.
  • I glued the inky panel onto a piece of pink cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • Finally, I glued the sentiment over the circles and added the little heart.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamps- Script (Penny Black)
Inks- Vicki Boutin Art Crayons
Paper- heavy white- Scribes Nook Waterloo
Accessories and Tools- paintbrush, acetate sheet, die- Frantic Stamper, Spellbinder Platinum, 
black Posca pen, Nuvo glue, Signa fine line marker


Trina P. said...

Bright and beautiful… definitely sunshine on a card!

marilyn said...

I love what Trina just said..."sunshine on a card"!! Perfect description. Always enjoy your incredible creativity and beautiful cards.

Monica C. said...

This is so beautiful, Karen! I love the bright colors and the bold sentiment in the middle is a perfect fit.
Hugs Monica

Pat said...

Beautiful colours and a fun design Karen using these art crayons and a lovely bold die cut sentiment which finishes it perfectly. x

Sarn said...

Fantastic looking card. So vibrant xxx

cuilliesocks said...

I love this beautiful card Karen, the large letter sentiment die is wonderful and your background colours are beautifully bright, Kate x

Viv said...

Wonderful sunny vibrant card Karen. x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Great use of the crayons, xoxo

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful, colourful card Karen. You have created a fabulous background with a stunning presentation of the sentiment.
Stay safe

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Ida said...

So pretty. I love how you describe your process for creating this card. - The colors are so cheerful and the sentiment die really stands out against your awesome background circles.

Nora Noll said...

This is so fun!! I LOVE the technique you used!!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background-love the crayons and doodling
Carol x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Karen you are so clever with inspiration, I love the rainbow colours and the doodling, brilliant result. Great sentiment too.
Faith x

Anita van Reemst said...

Beautiful technique. A card with sunshine. Thanks for joining us at CAS on Friday. Greetings, Anita

Christine Alexander said...

fun card Karen, loving the summer colours ♥

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun technique and one happy and vibrant card Karen x.

Pat K said...

I love this amazing card Karen. What a fabulous background using such pretty colours. xx