Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Silhouette Grasses for Kathleen



Hi everyone.  This card is for a fellow card maker at Splitcoasterstampers.com.  Kathleen is a lovely person who always takes time to leave encouraging and supportive comments on other's work on the site.  She is also a wonderful card maker and so I wanted to join in the current Teapotter's Challenge (MMTPT #296), where the group sends cards of encouragement to people who could use some extra support during a difficult time.  This week the group is sending cards to Kathleen as she gets ready for major surgery. This card will be making it's way to Kathleen shortly :)

I used the colors from this week's Color Challenge (#472 - Night of Navy, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay) to CASE (copy and share everything) this beautiful card, along with creating a tag card which Kathleen does often - so it is a combination of two or three of her cards.

I'm also entering this into the latest challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More (#89 - CAS).

The tag is made by sponging olive and Bermuda bay inks, spraying a fine mist of water ... and once dry, stamping the wheat grass in dark navy and then splattering larger drops of water on top.  I added some dark blue and olive twine to the top.  I'm happy with how the tag turned out and mounted (as usual) on my white card front and base.  I thought it looked a little stark, so removed the tag, masked off the edges of the card base and then splattered the card front with all three of the colors (olive, Bermuda bay, navy).  I like how it turned out ... it doesn't have all the beautiful white space that I adore ... so I'm really not sure which version I like better. :)  I'm trying to expand and start adding more background stamping, splattering and stenciling ... it's going to take me a little while to get comfortable :)

Gorgeous, sunny day here and hoping to head out for a walk around the neighborhood soon.  Need to enjoy the sun as rain is forecasted to be back with us by Friday.  Hope you're all having a wonderful week.







Stamps:  Silhouette Grass (Hero Arts); Love Bug - sentiment (Fiskars)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, water mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Twine (Midnight Blue, Honeydew), paintbrush for splattering


Challenges:
SCS Teapotter's Challenge (MMTPT #296)
SCS Color Challenge (#472)
ATS&M #89

16 comments:

  1. Stunning tag Loll love your blended colours and your ears of corn stamp...your splattered background is perfect to show off your tag...

    Anne

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  2. This is gorgeous Loll, I love the spattered background and still has a beautiful CAS feel. These colours are lovely together, Cathy x

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  3. Loll, this is a beautiful card for a very special person and I'm sure Kathleen will love and appreciate it. I have one to send but had no time to play with the teapotters today. Love your splatters.

    It has been 80 degrees or more here today so hubby took off work and we worked in the yard today. I love being outside. We have gotten a lot done and much more to go. Hope we have a good weekend.

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  4. Oh my this is gorgeous Loll! I love the wheat silhouette and I love the stunning background and those splatters. Your friend Kathleen will appreciate you thinking of her before her surgery. It's sweet that you guys are doing this for her. Hugs

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  5. Loll, I love that you followed Kathleen's style for her card! That water colored tag is simply gorgeous and I love the splatters in the background! A beautiful show of support!

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  6. Oh Wow this is so beautiful Loll. I love the dots in the bg. What an amazing tag on your card.

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  7. This is so lovely. Those splatters look fabulous!

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  8. Great tag card Loll, lovely colours and really like your splattered background. Well done for stepping outside your comfort zone!

    Karen x

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  9. Hi Loll. This is lovely, your splatters are the perfect finishing touch for making the background look less stark. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

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  10. A definite eye catching card and I'm sure that Kathleen will love it. Hope all goes well for her.

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  11. I think it's lovely and the splashes are perfect. The colors are quite beautiful.

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  12. Ooh, splatter and more splatter - be still my heart! Love it!

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  13. A beautifully inked and stamped tag, Loll ... I love that tri-coloured splatter ... and I see lots of glorious white space around it! Anita :)

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  14. This is such a lovely tag with the sponged colors and the simplicity of the wheat! I love how your splotches match the colors of the tag!

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  15. OMGosh Wow Loll! I LOVE the splattered background. I know it doesn't probably feel as clean to you without the completely open white space - but there is still plenty of white with fabulous decoration :o) Thanks so much for sharing your awesome card with us this week at ATS&M.

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  16. Wow! Beautiful card, love the tag! Thank you so much for joining the fun at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

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