Saturday 29 August 2015

It's Spray Time!

Morning lovelies

I'm back to introduce this week's new challenge just starting at Less is More.  As usual, when we have a five week month we have a Lucky Dip challenge, and this time we have a great one for you.  We want to see you use...

Sprays / Mists
And please remember to keep your creations clean and simple.

Also this week we have a Guest Designer joining us, the fabulous Elaine of Craft-E-Place.  Elaine participates every week at Less is More, often with more than one entry and she creates beautiful cards, often with a genius twist.  So we'd love for you to visit her and leave some love.  If you have the time why not browse her blog, you certainly won't be disappointed.

Ok, back to the challenge.  Apart from a water spray I only have one spray product in my stash.  So I was a bit limited with products but there are so many techniques where spraying/misting can be incorporated.  Here's what I came up with...

I started with a scrap of bright pink cardstock and laid a die cut heart over the cardstock before spraying with Cosmic Shimmer Mist. Once dry I die cut it using a pierced square die.  To make the heart stand out a little more I dotted around it using a silver pen to match the pierced edge and popped it up on 3D foam.  The sentiment was stamped in a matching pink and a single gem added to the heart.

Materials used:
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Love Hearts; MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Love Blossoms
  • Ink: Versa Color - Opera Pink
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl Mist; Sakura Gelly Roll pen - Silver; Gem from stash

Challenge entries:

Simply Create Too - Challenge #93 - It's a Special Occasion
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #388 - Monochrome

I couldn't let spray/mists week pass by without using the ghosting technique again.  I masked three edges on a white cardstock panel and blended three Distress Inks and faded the colours out across the unmasked side.  With the masks still in place I laid down the harlequin stencil, spritzed with water, removed the stencil and left for a few moments before blotting with a paper towel to remove the colour.  Once dry I stamped the stem and sentiment in black and popped the panel up on 3D foam.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: Tim Holtz - Harlequin
  • Stamps: MFT - Grand Peaceful Wildflowers

Challenge entries:

Creative Inspirations - Challenge #324 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #146 - No Patterned Papers
AAA Cards - Challenge #46 - Maskerade/Masking

Happy Little Stampers - August CAS Challenge - Masking (playing along for fun - DT)

I find it impossible to get a great photo of a black card, when will I ever learn?!  I laid down the Fir Trees stencil by Imagination Crafts on some black cardstock and then sprayed through it with some Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Pearl Mist. Some of the mist landed in blobs but I think this looks like snow so quite happy with it!  The sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Little Pudding set was heat embossed in Wow Metallic Silver embossing powder and the panel was matted onto some silver shimmer card before being adhered to the card base.  The star is a silver glitter Doodlebug Sprinkle.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Imagination Crafts - Fir Trees
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Little Pudding
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Silver
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl Mist; Doodlebug Sprinkle - Red, White and Blue star assortment

There's lots of ways sprays can be used so we can't wait to see what you create this week.  Have fun!


  1. All of these are completely stunning Anita! You make these sometimes very difficult techniques look so easy and always beautiful! Lots can go wrong when using stencils and sprays!!!
    A fabulous array of loveliness!
    Chrissie xxx

  2. I can't believe those blobs were accidental, they look so perfect. I love all the techniques on your beautiful cards and am dying to give them a try

  3. A fantastic creation! Love the inks! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. Stunning cards and amazing photographs - how have you managed to capture the beautiful pearlescent effect on your heart card?! To see the shimmer in a photograph is just brilliant.
    Thank you for the kind comments.

  5. Despite the lack of mists (me too ... homemade all the way!) you have rocked this challenge Anita.
    Adorable, spectacular, each one so unique and oozing glamour! Love how that heart has such classy sheen and brilliance!
    Love them all and I'm so thrilled you linked the second one up at AAA Cards - thanks so much.
    Sarah x

  6. Stuuning cards... Love them all, Jo x

  7. all beautiful creations! Sarita x

  8. Wonderful cards Anita. The ghosting technique card is just stunning and I'm so pleased you shared it at AAA Cards.

  9. All are beautiful cards Anita but your LIM card is stunning love it.
    Hugs Veerle

  10. All your cards are gorgeous. I particularly love the weeding card. Great masking and spraying technique. Love the simplicity of it yet the colour packs a punch. Thanks for linking up at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge :)

  11. Three beautiful "spray" cards Anita! LOVE the idea of spraying around a heart mask ... so clever. The added dots around the heart really make it stand out --- gorgeous!! And I love the soft sponged colour with your black silhouette. The ghosting harlequin design adds lots of interest and visual texture. And that shimmery tree is so pretty! Wow ... you have been busy! xx

  12. Three gorgeous cards ..... love the shimmery pink heart, and the sparkly Christmas tree is just beautiful but my favourite is the stunning silhouette flower ..... love the background! xx

  13. A trio of beauties, Anita ... such a striking masked heart, beautiful spongeing and ghosting, and such a striking shimmery tree ... all gorgeous! Anita :)

  14. Beautiful cards. I particularly like the one that you have entered into our challenge at CCM&More.
    Hugs Kimx

  15. Anita! Wow, just wow! How have you captured all this shine?! So cool effect I should say) love both cards)

  16. Great cards, love all of them! My favourite is the second one: the ghosting technique is really beautiful! Now I am your follower so I won't miss any of your creation!

  17. I said it before Anita ..... I LOVE your HLS entry. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

  18. WOW three stunners. Love the wedding card, it's so elegant. The beautiful floral card in the middle with it's fabulous vibrant background is gorgeous and the Christmas card is so pretty too

    Thanks for sharing in my 'no patterned papers' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  19. All such beautiful cards, Anita! Some great techniques!

  20. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  21. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakrs and More. Marlene DT

  22. All of these are so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

  23. stunning! Simple yet so creative.. = )


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