Thursday, June 16, 2016

Splatter Tree


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,

Challenges:
Less Is More #280 - One Layer card with Splatters
Virginia's View Challenge #22 - All About Colors
AAA #66 - Watercolour

28 comments:

Esther said...

How absolutely stunning! I love the vibrant look of this card. Gorgeous colour choices and a super design :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful tree, Loll! I love the splattered leaves and all the beautiful colors!

Sharon said...

It is wonderful that the word 'splatters' has inspired you to make such a fantastic card Loll. The bare tree looks fabulous dressed in the gorgeous pops of splattered colour. Great take on the theme. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Elina Strömberg said...

Great idea and a beautiful card! Need to try making something like this soon! ♥

nancy littrell said...

So fun and colorful, Loll. Splatters look great..very summery. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Bobby said...

Colorful and artsy, Loll.

Coralynn Murray said...

Fabulous! I love colours of the "leaves" and the design is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Nancy Stislow said...

What a beautiful job you did with controlled splatters! Mine hits the opposite side of the table every time. Love how some of the leaves appear to be falling from the tree. No layer cards are such a challenge. What a fabulous Less Is More card, Loll!

Shirl said...

Such a pretty colorful tree, Loll. This turned out great!

Shirl

Hannelie said...

I fell in love... with a tree... YOUR tree Loll ! Stunning!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a very cool card Loll! I love that tree, looks like you hand drew it to me. But the way you used splatters for the leaves is just the coolest! I swear you don't do anything bad! lol Hugs, Brenda

Penne Norris said...

I am absolutely in love with this tree! As it is most assuredly "one of a kind", my heart is sure to break if I try and case it. *sigh* Lovely creation, Loll. TFS...

sandie said...

Such a clever splatter card and adore the colours you have used. Great to see you at AAA

Sarah Gray said...

This is gorgeous, Loll - fabulous 'splatter control' and I love the way the colours have combined to give your tree glorious foliage! So glad that you joined us at Less is More this week :)

Linda said...

This is stunning ... I love your splatters and gorgeous colours too xx

Mac Mable said...

You looked like you had fun with this one. Clever and fun idea x

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, I love your tree! Sounds like such a fun experiment and look at the results! Wow!

Marcia HIll said...

This is such a cool card Loll! I love the Branching Out stamp set (mine has been sadly neglected for quite some time!) and what a perfect stamp to use for the splatters! This card just makes me smile too...a happy, happy card!! :0)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another striking beauty Loll and great to see you play along at Less is More and AAA Cards. Thank so much. Sarah

Julie B said...

Ingenious way to get the foliage on the tree Loll. Fab. :)

Virginia Lu said...

Each little droplet from the tree is perfect!! Love this! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All about Colors” Challenge!

Marianne said...

Love your splattery tree, Loll. I still need to work on controlling my splatters, but hey, maybe I just need to loosen up instead. At least I had fun creating my own splatters for LIM.

Barb Ghig said...

I am totally in love with your splatter tree, Loll! You made it look like your tree is bursting with color, and the color combo is fabulous! It reminds me of an illustration from a children's book...so unique, and perfectly executed!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous splatter tree, Loll! The added blues take it from being a pretty tree card to something that, as Barb G says, could be a professional illustration. Love it!

Chrissie said...

Sorry I'm a little late visiting this time!
This is just gorgeous Loll, great idea to use the splatters as foliage!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... what a gorgeous blossomy tree ... love all the different shades in those fabulous splatters! Hugs, Anita :)

Donna said...

Such a pretty tree. Wish these grew in reality :)