Thursday, 22 February 2018

A sketchy ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. The background I created on this card is the second part of my resist technique background experiments. The background on this one was created with Tim Holtz new Distress Resist Spray and here is my card …
A 148mm square card
Lots of lovely depth and texture
All the yummy details
I love these differences!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Ally’s Angels Challenge #3 Stitching Faux or Real: I opted for faux
Butterfly Challenge #95 Spin the Wheel for letter P: 
Purple and Pearls were my choice

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #66 Sketch
Pixie’s Snippets Playground Challenge #320 Snippets: 
the base layer isn’t a snippet everything else was

I am going through a very bright phsase at the moment and seem to be attracted to shades of blue and purple, whatever it is I’m enjoying it. Here’s how I created this card:

1. I created the background late at night so that I could leave the Distress resist spray to dry naturally. I used a piece of A5 card and positioned my stencil over the top. I did not stick it in position. I used the Distress resist spray and applied a layer onto the card.
2. Because there was a lot of resist spray on the stencil I took a print from the stencil then washed it with warm water and washing up liquid. I left it to air dry.
3. The next day I created washes from my Distress re-inkers in a paint palette.
4. Once the card was inked I dried it with my heat tool. I popped it underneath some dies to flatten.
5. I used snippets to die cut the stitched banner and to stamp the flowers onto. I fussy cut the flowers out then stamped the butterflies onto the stitched banner.
6. Following Kim’s sketch I dug into my snippets bag and found a piece of card that had DecoArt Crackle Paste added to it with the Harlequin stencil and I then coloured that with Luminarte H2O watercolours.
7. I inked the edges of the stamped die cut and the card using ink blending tool and foam using Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides.
8. I die cut the sentiment from snippets and coloured them with Luminarte H2O watercolours. I added ribbon and pearls to further embellish my card.
The sketch made creating this card so much easier and it’s always fun to play along like this as I usually end up finding something that I really love that I will use in future too. Thank you Kim! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Paperbabe Stamps: Pieridae stamp set
Prima Marketing Finnabair Elementals 6.5” x 10.25”: Harlequin stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tutti Designs: Stitched Nesting Banners
My Favourite Things Stamps Die-Namics: Hello There die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 150mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IPs: Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide IPs: Wilted Violet; Faded Jeans
Distress Re-inkers: Peacock Feathers; Picked Raspberry
Luminarte H2O watercolours
Wild Orchid Crafts: pearls
Ribbon from my stash
Distress Resist Spray
DecoArt Crackle Paste
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Liz said...

Beautiful card, Karen, lovely design and the colours are gorgeous. xx

Mrs A. said...

Your backgrounds are lovely. Such gorgeous colours and I love the panel with the butterflies on to bits. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Cara said...

So pretty, I love those butterflies x

Sue - said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card Kare, love how you used the Distress Resist spray and anything with butterflies ad I'm sold, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Priya Satish said...

Very pretty card. Love the technique. Thank you for joining us at the HLS mixed media challenge. - Priya Satish DT

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love that resist technique and the beautiful bright colours you have used Karen. Thank you for sharing with us over at Paperbabe Stamps & Best wishes in the Sketch Challenge.
Tracey DT x

Jane said...

Such a lovely card Karen and the colours are gorgeous . Thanks so much for joining in with our anything but cute challenge over at Country View xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Di said...

Fabulous card Karen and the colours are stunning! Love the background - a perfect snippets entry as well as for Mrs A's challenge!

Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground.


Di xx

debby4000 said...

Love the beautiful colours you've used, gorgeous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.