Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bouquet Splat

Scrapy Land Challenge is up again and we have a fun theme for you this time.  SPLAT - Use spray mists, paint, inks, etc.....plus one of the brands from the Scrapy Land store too of course.  Be sure and enter for your chance to win a wonderful prize from the store.  Also, check out all the inspiration from the Design Team.

I used a Memory Box die called Blushing Bouquet that can be found in the Scrapy Land store.  It's a fairly large die - at least for me - and pretty well takes up the entire card.  The die was cut twice with one of the cuts being on the polka dot paper like the edging.  A pearl was added to the center of each flower and the sentiment (from Stampin' Up) was embossed on vellum with Liquid Platinum. 

The SPLATS!  I've watched all the videos, etc. on how to do that bit of putting the ink of a paintbrush and then tapping it to make the cute little splats.  Not going to happen with me though because I run out of patience way too quick!  I did pretty good on them for a while on this and then figured it was taking too long so instead of tapping I THUMPED!  Now the splat looks like a splatter.  I guess splats and splatters are pretty much the same though so there you are!  Oh, I used Peacock Feathers distress ink mixed with water for the splats/splatters.

Thanks for stopping by.........and be sure and check out Scrapy Land Challenges.
Lynn

47 comments:

Liz said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you've used the same paper for the flowers and matting. Great splatting! xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That die makes a very pretty card, Lynn. I love anything polka dot, and the spritz on the background looks perfect!

Nancy in Iowa said...

I totally and completely love this card! Polka dot flowers! And splats and splatters! What an awesome combination for a delightful card! Plan on an Iowa version of this showing up soon as I intend to be a copy-cat!

Thanks for your words of support regarding my memory jars! UGGGG scrapbooking!!!! Good point on the 'key' being an 'aging' reminder. I can just see me and my sisters sitting around with our canes and walkers saying, "What is the tiny chicken leg doing in the jar? Why is there a teeny roll of toilet paper in the memory jar? What are those coffee beans doing there?"

What really drove me nuts was keeping the contents straight as not all our travel memories were identical. I went to the UK with 2 of my sisters, but only two of us went to Germany....yikes!

Anyway - thanks for the comments. Thanks for your blog support! And I LOVE this card!!!!

P.S. I hear you about the splatters....mine NEVER look as sweet and delicate as I want them to! And spray mists...don't get me started! Blobs here, globs there, plugged spray tops.... Oh the trails of card making!

Later my friend! Stay warm! It is 'blistering' cold up here! I don't think my furnace has stopped once in the last 12 hours!

Tammy said...

I'm a thumper too Lynn, it needs to happen fast! Beautiful card and truly a lovely bouquet!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty indeed! Love the splats! This is such a fun challenge. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori Kobular said...

I think your card has just the right amount of splats and splatter! Love the delicate blue flowers and that die!!

Carol L said...

What a beautiful bouquet of polka dot flowers! I love the colors and splatters, and the beautiful vellum sentiment panel! Very pretty card!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Lynn! This is such a sweet card! I love the added little splats of blue which draw attention to your flowers! hugs, de

Donna Hanley said...

I don't have any patience for some of these techniques either, but your thumping ended up great. Your sentiment looks gorgeous in the platinum against the vellum. The tiny white delicate bow and pearls adds so much softness to your bouquet. Sweet card. Have a fun day.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well I love your splat/splatter! I need to do this more often - I love the look! Your die-cut bouquet is beautiful!

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful! And it's BLUE! :) What a fantastic die and gorgeous splat :) Another fabulous Lynn card! ♥

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous card and yes, splats and splatters are the same :-). (Still laughing out load about the THUMP!)

Diane said...

Morning Lynn, what a lovely design, the flowers and super cute.

Hugs Diane

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Lynn I am so in love with this! Loving the polka dot flowers and the gorgeous colours too. Wonderful splatted background too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

Wow Lynn, this card is just beautiful!! Love that die, even if it is big, it's so pretty and I love the papers you used on this card. I also love your splats or splatters. lol A splat is a splat to me, no right or wrong way to do them in my mind. You got some good ones and I love them! I need to remember to use this technique more often. Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn!! I love the beautiful flowers!! Your splat/splatters look so fabulous!! The thumping worked perfectly ;) Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Lynn..love the spotty flowers and your splatters are perfect along with your vellum sentiment and little bow..

luv CHRISSYxx

Bonnie said...

Love these happy polka dot flowers! The vellum sentiment is such a good match!

Lynn McAuley said...

So very pretty! I love this fabulous polka dot bouquet!! Feels like spring!

Jacee said...

So beautiful! what an absolutely gorgeous card Lynn, fabulous work!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

Lynn- this is gorgeous!! I love the background the that fabulous MB die, your polka-dot flowers are beautiful!!
Tammy x

Deepti said...

Polka dots flowers and frame, looks amazing!

Becca Cruger said...

This card is just oh-so-sweet! Love the polka dotted bouquet and those artsy splats!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely! So soft and pretty!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Elegant card Lynn, I love your design with the spotty flowers
Kevin xx

Kristie W. said...

This is so pretty!! I really like that you used the same paper for the background and flowers. I never think to try that with my cards.

Patricia Chalas said...

lovely frame and great colors!!

MaryH said...

Beautiful die, especially the way you've used the paper flowers to bring in the dp background. Your splats are great! I'm not seeing any blobs like I get (still not used my splat brush yet, but I do know where it is!). Very elegant card and lovely in the soft blues & greens. Very springlike. TFS & Hugs

Maxine D said...

Oh Lynn - love your splats/splatters and the die cut is fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

Vivienne Holden said...

Ha! I wish any splatters I'VE dome looked half as good as yours! Mine look like I dropped a tin of paint on my card, or cover up my image.
That technique of using the same papers for the mat and then the flowers, is a really effective touch. xxx

Tracy Freeman said...

Hey Lynn...This is so pretty, really like the paper you have used on the flowers, and the splats look fab...but I hear ya on getting them right !! xx

ahlers5 said...

I think the splats turned out perfectly. Very cute!

NanaConnie said...

Lynn, I happen to like your splatters better than the anemic littles splats most people make! :-D Beautiful blues and I love the polka dots. Great card.

Benzi said...

I love all the polka dots on your card and your flower is beautiful. You did a "jam up" good job with those splats. I love your card, Lynn.

Raechelle Bellus said...

I love the story behind your splatter! lol I think it looks amazing! This is such a lovely card.

Margaret said...

Your thumps look fantastic and the flowers are so pretty too! When I read the post title I thought maybe you had a mishap with your flowers! ;)

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Such a pretty card with pretty details. You totally rocked this splatter! I am intimated when it comes to these kind of things because I feel I don't have control. So two thumbs up to you! Also, LOVE all the polka dots and that die is so beautiful! Have a great day!

Sue said...

I love dotty paper and great splats Lynn!!! huggles Sue xx

*Vicki* said...

Lynn, this is really beautiful! Love the dotted papers for your blooms and the pretty embossed sentiment over your vellum makes this so soft and pretty!! Love it!

Davi said...

Beautiful, love the splats and the dotted flowers are so springy and airy looking, very springy!!

Marilyn said...

hahahah... you did pretty darned good with that thumping!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hey Lynn, In my opinion you did a great job...I love this. When I was into decorative painting we used a technique with a dry old toothbrush to splatter or "thump". lol Hugs, joann

Jessi Fogan said...

I love how the splats turned out! I usually end up thumping too, and spraying it everywhere BUT the card, lol! Gorgeous colours :)

Lady E said...

Absolutely stunning card Lynn! I love soft delicate colors:)

Becky said...

wow, This sure is gorgeous! Love the design paper and colors.

nwilliams6 said...

Great splats and I love how you tied everything together with the same paper. Very pretty! Hugz

Monica said...

This looks like patchwork to me. I like it's soothing hues. It is most unlike your style though yet so refreshingly nice.