Saturday 11 April 2015

Celebrate with Splatters

Hi guys

I've found a little crafty time today and I've got a one layer card to share with you.

My initial inspiration for this card was the new challenge at Less is More which is to create a one layer card with splatters.

I recently made a purchase of my very first distress inks, a few packs of the mini ink pads.  I don't know how I've managed to last this long without purchasing any!  I've still got lots to collect but I wanted to use some of them for the first time today.

Here's what I created...

I started by blending some lilac ink through a stencil to create the vertical lines.  I then watered down the pink ink on an acrylic block and splattered this on the card by tapping a paint brush.  I then did the same with the green ink.  I was then impatient waiting for the watery ink to dry but didn't want to use my heat gun for fear of warping the card so I picked it up and wafted it around like a fan...what a great idea as I then created the runs in the green ink!  Once completely dry I stamped the sentiment and little sunburst flowers in black ink.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Memory Box - Scraped Paint
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Evergreen Bough; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Sunburst

I am also linking this card up at the following challenges:

Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #34 - CAS
Brown Sugar - Challenge #141 - Distress
Happy Little Stampers - April CAS Challenge - Stenciling
One Layer Simplicity - Challenge #15 - Blowin' in the Wind (hopefully wafting the card to help it dry will count! lol)

I'm hoping to create more this weekend so I may be back again later.


  1. Love this card Anita!! So artsy. Great colours, and great techniques. The black just pops off the softer coloured background. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  2. Just gorgeous! Fab colours.

  3. Love how your card turned out! It looks like you had much better success with splatters than I did! LOL! Beautiful card!

  4. Fabulous inky splatters Anita. Love the delicate shades and you are going to love the distress inks!
    Thanks for playing at less is more. Sarah x

  5. I love this Anita, the splatters look fab and still gorgeously CAS x

  6. This is lovely, Neet! Great use of the technique, Jo x

  7. Love the delicate colours you've used on this!

  8. Really nice and simple. Wonderful card!

  9. What a brilliant 'mistake' to waft your card around Anita - it has made a stunning effect!
    Thank you for joining us at LIM
    Less is More

  10. MAGIC!
    Fabulous stuff Anita, I love this one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. great card...thanks so much for playing along with the OLS challenge.

  12. What great splatter you achieved on this! It's always a gamble - you never know how the splatter will hit!

  13. Love your splatters, Neets... somehow I'm reminded of those fun water fountains that shoot up intermittently when you least expect them to... fabulous!
    =] Michele

  14. I love your card . Thank you for joining BSC

  15. Perfectly CAS, Anita - thanx for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  16. Such a cool trendy and fun design :)

  17. I love this - the splattered ink looks great and I like the crisp CAS design.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x


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