Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fun to be Ten!

I was thrilled when Linda McClain from Catered Crop contacted me earlier this week to tell me that I was a hit on the Banners and Bunting Challenge.

Then Linda told me about Sunday's Quickfire and the Recipe swap is Rainbows!  Check out all the details here.
So here's what I created
Supplies:  Outlines Alphabet - Papertrey Ink, Tim Holtz Distress inks - Fired Brick, 
Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, 
Chipped Sapphire, Milled Lavender, Anita's Tall White Card Blank, 
glossy accents, Black Tuxedo ink - Memento, 
Guillotine - Purple Cows and pop dots.

Okay - so this card was FUN to make.

I thought a splattered paint effect would create a fun card.  Firstly I stamped the word "ten"/brackets and dots on blank cardstock.  I then used glossy accents to "fill in" the word and brackets.  
I wasn't sure if the ink would "resist" in the areas I had added the glossy accents - it didn't!  I think it may "resist" with other paints but the distress ink travelled underneath through the paper.  I don't mind because I actually like the finished product - a happy accident!.
 
I put some ink from my ink pad onto my kraft sheet, sprayed some water to make it liquid and then used a paintbrush and mask to do a portion of the card at a time.  I started in the middle with the green then the blue, violet and lavender.  I then moved to the other side of the green and then did the yellow, orange and red.

I trimmed my cardstock after the inks were dry to the size I wanted, matted and layered using pop dots and then added that layer to the based layer of cardstock.
 
Challenges
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Depth of Distress (distress inks)

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

15 comments:

Barb said...

What a fun card, Dee! I love your rainbow of splatters! Perfect for a ten year old! :)

Adrian said...

Very cool card, thanks for joining us @ CTO Birthday Challenge!

Candy C said...

Your "TEN" birthday card is very cool! I love the splatters that you achieved with the distress inks. I actually love the fact that the inks wicked into the paper and ran underneath the "TEN" that you'd done in Glossy Accents! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Ren-Yi said...

Good idea on the resist, but thanks for sharing that it doesn't work. Maybe just good old fashion heat embossing?

Stunning card by the way :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Deirdre :-) the splatters look fab !! a really fun design :-)

you won the fresh daisies die on my blog ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Dawn said...

fabulous rainbow card Deirdre. What a fun card indeed.

sallysbitz said...

I quite like this card. This is my type of art work x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Elizabeth Allan said...

Very cool splattering of fabulous colors!

Julie M said...

Fab splodgey card, Deirdre - so fun for a boy's birthday.

Very thankful that your house wasn't affected by the floods, have only caught up with the news footage today and can't believe it hit north and south but nowhere in between.

Julie xx

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Fabulous card, the colour splashes are perfect :)

Ger said...

This is gorgeous! Inspiring me to try something with distress stains ...

I've been sick, and only got around to check if I was a winner of any the dies on the SSS recent blog hop. I wasn't but you are!

http://loraquilina.blogspot.ie/2012/06/winner-of-simon-says-stamp-exclusives.html

Congrats! Ger x.

donna mikasa said...

So cool, Dee! Love the splatters--they turned out fab!

Dilsaver Designs said...

How fun, I love how the paint spatter turned out! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday" Challenge :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally fun card...the color splashes are awesome! Hugs ~S~

Deirdre said...

Thanks Ger - spotted the great news! The die arrived today

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