Thursday, June 16, 2016
Hi everyone. Today I'm playing along with the Less Is More Challenge #280 - One Layer card with Splatters. I haven't had time to play along at LIM for a while, but when I saw the Splatter challenge, I had an idea that I had to try. I'm happy with how it turned out.
There is very little to this card design besides the splatters. I started by second generation stamping the tree with bare branches. I then created a very loose "mask" by ripping a whole from the center of a piece of paper towel. I used three colours of diluted reinkers to splatter over top of the tree outline (daffodil delight, real red, tempting turquoise). I kept splattering one colour on top of the next until I was happy with the coverage. Some of the wet inks combined to create more colours and shades for the tree.
I removed the mask and then splattered very lightly in the same general area to take away from the look of a masked edge. Leftover diluted yellow and blue ink were combined to create green for the grassy area at the bottom of the tree.
I used diluted dark brown re-inker and a paint brush to darken some of the branches. My idea was to make some see closer and the faded ones farther away. Not sure I accomplished what I wanted, but still happy with the outcome. :) A simple stamped sentiment and a rounded top corner finish the design.
I'm also entering this into Virginia's View Challenge #22 (All About Colors). I think the tree has just about every colour of the rainbow. :) What a fantastic challenge and so happy Virginia's challenges are running again.
And entering again into AAA Card #66 Challenge - Watercolour. I do love to watercolour and believe this is my fifth entry into this challenge. Hope the AAA DT aren't tired of seeing my name pop up! :)
Thanks so much for coming by for a visit.
Stamps: Branch Out - retired (Stampin' Up!); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. - 400 Series)
Ink: Cocoa (Memento); Re-inkers: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso
Accessories & Tools: paint brushes,
Less Is More #280 - One Layer card with Splatters
Virginia's View Challenge #22 - All About Colors
AAA #66 - Watercolour