Sunday, 8 May 2016

Blots and Splatters



Today sees the start of a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this month our theme is Blots and Splatters. As always there is a generous prize of a $20 shopping voucher from FlonzCraft.

My starting place was a piece of white 300gsm cardstock which I splatted with Cracked Pistachio and Fosillized Amber DI's by dabbing each onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water to get a watery consistency and then picking each up individually with a clean brush and literally flicking onto the left side of card. If you are worried about getting too much ink onto your card try holding the ink loaded brush over the card and tapping lightly with your finger, this gives you a bit more control over where it lands.

Next I used an Inkylicious background stamp and using distress markers inked just a random section down the middle of the stamp to achieve a strip of stamping - I used Black Soot and stamped off first to get a softer finish. I then did the same in the other direction. The Butterfly is Penny Black which I inked with the same colour inks but using distress markers, spritzed with water and stamped onto an offcut of card, cut out and mounted onto my card and added wire antenna. The sentiment is Visible Image.

I will be popping over to the Snippets Playground with this, I heard a rumor that the fine weather has prompted the idea of a diving board over the pond. I'm non too sure about getting into that murky water, but quite like the idea of running a bit of newt fishing competition (they all go back in of course)...........when I was young it was the weekend activity in our little village, no games machines, tablets or mobiles in those days, plain simple self made fun, well until I was a bit older and the lure of the hay barn beckoned........I say no more !! 

My thanks for your visit today and I hope you will come and join in our challenge this month.

56 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation B, love that sentiment stamp, this image is so gorgeous and your colours are beautiful...xx  {aNNie}

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowww, the card ist fantastic. Beautiful colours and great design with the blots and splashes. I love it very much.
Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Carola

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love your blots and splatters! happy weekend :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this splattered background Brenda, the soft colours work so well. Beautiful placement of that lovely sentiment stamp too.
Lorraine

Wendy L said...

Looks very effective Brenda, xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, fabulous background colouring and the butterfly is so pretty, Kate X

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Afternoon Brenda, first thanks for popping over to my blog and your lovely comments. I am sure you would have fun with the Encaustic Wax Art.

Love your card and the sentiment is just right :)

Crafty hugs Pen x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Stunning card Brenda. I love the background you have created.
Enjoy the sunshine.
Take care
Lesley

Marianne said...

Such a beautiful card, Brenda. Love that background. I really think I should give this a try myself.
Marianne x

jackiescrafts said...

What a lovely card, the colours are great and all go together beautifully.
Jackie x

Anonymous said...

Love the sentiment and the beautiful butterfly!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, great background. Enjoy the super weather.

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
eine schlichte und dennoch sehr schöne Karte ist da bei dir entstanden,
glg ulrike

scrAPpamondo said...

Un effetto davvero interessante per questa card, Brenda! Grazie per il consiglio sull'inchiostro, è molto apprezzato! Mi piace molto la farfalla!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the splatters and the grungy but serene background.
At last a sunny day, hope you are enjoying yours, without any hay getting hurt...

Bad Kitty said...

love this amazing card!
love the sentiment!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Mrs A. said...

Delightful as always Brenda. I do like to read your thinking behind each piece. I'm afraid the newt fishing is off limits as I have just spotted we have Palmate Newts in the pond for the first time and a preservation order has been slapped on them. I did find some planks of wood that might be suitable for the diving board. I have bee painting them bright red do wiil be easy to spot. Hugs Mrs A.

ALI said...

Lovely card, great design.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I absolutely love the sentiment that you've used on this card and it works perfectly with the butterfly stamp. I really like the background stamp that you've used as it frames the sentiment beautifully. This is such a lovely card. Warm crafty hugs, Sandra :) x

Shirley Chillman said...

A beautiful card indeed Brenda such an amazing background so simple and understated but at the same time very appealing to the eye. Mr Butterfly looks as is he can't take his eyes off it and is deciding not to fly away.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Glennis said...

I love this card Brenda - great design and looks like fun to make

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Brenda, love the design and gorgeous butterfly
Lorraine x

MaryH said...

Some very artistic splatters to enhance this lovely butterfly. Love his tiny wire antennae too. The darker texture behind him is a fab soft look...Enjoyed reading how you created this pretty card! I think I'll skip the newt gig! But you enjoy it!!! TFS, Hugs & happy Sunday.

Barb said...

A beautiful spots and splatters card Brenda. Your butterfly is a beauty and what a lovely sentiment. Barbxx

Robin said...

Gorgeous! You know I love the butterfly...all the splatters look so much fun to create. Hugs, Robin

Kathleen said...

Well I checked the playground this morning and saw your entry, but it was no where to be seen on my dashboard and Tracy's Allsorts card did not appear on my dashboard till this morning... is something fishy going on?
Talking of something fishy.. well you were but it was the hay barn that caught more of my attention, gosh did I laugh at the thoughts that went through my head, unfortunately wouldn't publish on here.
Now, why am I here, oh yes, the card.....
Not a bad butterfly Brenda and love the splattering and the names of the colours and as for the sentiment, well we know where your dreams took you, hay.

Sorry

Kath xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous splattered card for FSC! They are so lucky to have you on their team!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loveing the inky effect, great sentiment too

Donna Ellis said...

Fun splattered butterfly and the perfect accompaniment to your sentiment! Wonderful design! Hugs, de

Greta said...

Wow, Brenda--your splats & splatters & stamping are wonderful! Beautiful card!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the splatters!! Such a lovely butterfly!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful butterfly themed card and with matching sentiment

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Brenda. Great design and I love your splatters and the butterfly.

Hugs
Anke

Gerrina said...

Great how the light stripes give so much depth! And great colours; an inspirational card! Hugs, Gerrina

Di said...

Hi Brenda! Some cheeky comments from our Playground monkeys here I see! LOVE your card, would that I was brave enough to splatter - I need to get over the fact that if I spoil a card then it can always be started again! You end result is beautiful!

Fishing for newts takes me back to a previous house with a stream running through the bottom of the garden. Our friend's little girl used to love to come and fish for tiddlers - until the day she crouched on a nettle and leapt right into the water :) I do remind her of that now and then!

Sorry I'm a bit late hopping round to comment, the sunshine yesterday was just too tempting!

Hugs

Di xx

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, love the soft subtle background. The butterfly looks as if it just about to fly.
Hugs, Avril xx

walchowDesign said...

Delightful butterfly card with the splattered bg, Brenda! Hope you are enjoying the weather as much as I do!

Lau W said...

Oh so nice card, superb colors ! Perfect !
xxx

Ellibelle said...

This looks absolutely beautiful Brenda. Love you ink splatters. I recently have had trouble getting them to look right or show up at all, I think I was too afraid to mess up and haven't used enough paint on the brush.
Great idea to use wire for the antenna!

Team Clark said...

What a beautiful collage, Brenda! Hugs, Autumn

coldwaters2 said...

Brenda this is simply quite beautiful, I love that sentiment and butterfly the cleanness of the design looks so classy I love it
hugs
Lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous CAS card,beautiful butterfly and love the background stamp dragged across the card and the splatters
Carol x

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful design love the background colours and a special sentiment love and hugs Carole x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Great card!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

susiestacey said...

you little minx can't believe you 'played' in the hay barn, me too (oh happy memories). Lovely card think l may have go at splattering x Susan x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous card, very stylish. Happy crafty week, Angela x

SARN said...

Goodness gracious me . . . this card is RIGHT UP MY STREET. I simply LOVE it Brenda. Me likely splats and splatting VERY much and the icing on the cake is the pretty focal point of the butterfly & super sentiment. Absolutely brilliant (can you tell I like it?). I must try and join in with that challenge (ooh, maybe today's blogged card would be suitable - rushes off to check!).

No diving in any ponds in the Playground today . . . too foggy! Try coming up to the Tree House for some refreshment instead!

Hugs, Sarn xxx



Pat said...

Love your beautiful blots and splatters, gorgeous butterfly.

Pat xx

Tracy Welham said...

Fabulous design. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

brenda said...

My apologies to Meg who just commented - I deleted your comment by accident, I am sorry.

B x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaart prachtige met de vlinder
Groetjes Gerrie

nnalorac said...

So love your design on this one Brenda, love the background, always love pretty butterflies and great sentiment". Carol xx

Bonnie said...

I love your mixed media background, Brenda! And what a beautiful butterfly!

Merry said...

Such a wonderful card, you make blot placing look easy.

KandA said...

Really like this one Brenda, that is such a pretty butterfly and looks super against the blots and splatters and of course a wonderful sentiment xx

Linby said...

Just beautiful - love the simplicity of this card.
Lynn x