Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ai Challenge: Card Resolutions

It's that time of year when we start setting goals... and while I don't do too many personal resolutions, I always making "Crafting Resolutions".  Things I want to try, or try to get better at, or maybe just to craft more often.  This year my resolution is to learn Brush Lettering!  I see amazing things done by a lot of stamp artists, and have started a Pinterest board with Lettering tips & styles.  I literally started YESTERDAY, watching a few youtube videos, and reading a few blog posts to get going... and after about three pages of practice lettering.  Here is my first effort:
I knew that this was the card that I wanted to make for this week's Art Impressions challenge (which is Card Resolutions!) so I focused on the word love in particular, and managed to get this one that I was fairly happy with!  I used a pink Tombow marker, then went over the bottom portion with a slightly darker pink Copic marker to "attempt" a bit of an ombre effect.  I also went over the dark pink areas with a pink Wink of Stella marker so that there is a bit of shimmer that doesn't show in the photo. I stamped Art Impressions Boy Cupid Set (Sku #4219) and coloured him with Copics before fussy cutting and popping him up on pop dots.  The die cut heart is popped up as well.  So stay tuned to see if I stick with my resolution and keep up with some lettering this year.  We would love to have you link up your card resolution to our challenge over on the Ai blog.  Happy crafting!

6 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Great job Karen! TFS

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen I have crafty resolutions too for this year. Your first attempt at brush lettering is fantastic! Keep up the good work!

Cheri Burry said...

Wow I love your brush lettering!! You're so talented! Can't wait to see more of that!

Sharon Caudle said...

Holy guacamole, karen!! This looks amazing!!! And you just started this yesterday??? You're so wickedly talented!!!

Nancy Ball said...

Wow, your lettering is BEAUTIFUL! You inspire me so much and thanks for commenting on my blog, too!

Allison Kostiuk said...

Your lettering is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the cards you create using it this year :)

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