Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Splats and Shades

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Life has been rather stressful these last few weeks and I have had very little crafting time.  Today I had to make a card that is needed tomorrow - eek - where did the time go???

(Edited - the card has been given - and appreciated)


I had demonstrated the technique of using several different colours of ink on a stamp today, so took an old, now discontinued, Hero Arts stamp for the background and used the same technique - taking the basic layout of the stamping from a card I saw somewhere, but I do not remember where :-(.


The image was stamped with distress inks, and the splats made with distress stains. On the original the splats were closer together and just in the centre, with a feature of some sort over them again.

The sentiment was embossed using copper embossing powder, and a dark brown ribbon added across the base.


(I apologise for the poor photo above - my camera batteries died just after I took it)

A quick wipe around the edges with ink, and then that panel was mounted on an orange base.
All done and dusted in just over 30 minutes - not bad, if I may say so myself!!

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18 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this and the splats looks super.xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Dawn Turley said...

Great card Maxine. Love the colour scheme you used.

Lovely Linda said...

LOve those splats Maxine - such a great card with the background stamp as well! LOve the colours! {{{hugs}}}

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Oh WOW! Who knew splats could look so super. What a lovely work of art. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Advent Blessings, Carole

jimlynn said...

Loving all those splats! Great technique and very different looking and pretty. Love the copper embossing powder too.
Lynn

MariLynn said...

Love the random look of the splatters. Great colors!

Donna Idlet said...

Great birthday card. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Maxine it's a wonderful card and great colours
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


Cynthia said...

Great colors and fun technique, Maxine.

kel Acopan said...

beautiful colors maxine! so artsy fartsy!! heehee!!

lovies, =o) kel

Becky said...

What a fun Birthday card Max. Great technique.

MiamiKel said...

Oooh what a groovy card! This is a neat technique and fabulous end result!

Sari said...

Beautiful earth tones and gorgeous textures. Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

Lesia Cook said...

Wow! Beautiful colors and I may need to try that technique...very unique. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us Mema's Crafts. We love the company and hope you'll visit again real soon.

debbie said...

thank you for joining us at Scrapbook stamp society... a very interesting technique

Joyce Ann said...

Unique card, thanks for sharing; from Mema's Crafts.

Marilyn said...

What great splats! hahahha... this is a fun and very clever card and really, I do love those splats!

Amy said...

Munchkin and I looked through lots and lots of your cards recently. He was particularly interested in the paint splotches on this and the next card, and chatted away about all the cute animals, pretty flowers, and more that you have used through them all!