I have been eager to play with our new Splash! colors that were just released with our Spring Accessories Catalog. They are great additions to our existing colors. New colors include:
Sometimes when I'm having a bit of a creative slump, I need a kick in the pants to get going again. Does this ever happen to you? The One-Layer Simplicity Challenge blog was just the thing I needed. This month the challenge is called 'Just Add Water'.
I put some drops of splash on a ceramic plate and added a 2-3 drops of water to each color to get a more watery effect. I then grabbed a small paintbrush and went to work.
For this first card, I stamped the ship in VersaMark ink and embossed with white. I then painted over the image with Navy Splash! The ship got a little dark so I cleaned it up a bit with a pointy-tipped cotton swab. I like the color-washed effect on the boat. Remember, Splash! inks are permanent so they will "stain" the embossed image a bit (and they will stain your clothes so be careful!) Stamps from the Anchors Aweigh stamp set.
For this next card, I created a background using the same technique with Splash! but I stamped and embossed the image *after* letting the background dry. You can see that the anchor is a much brighter white on this card. Stamps from the Anchors Aweigh stamp set.
For this next card, I used Blush Splash to create my background. It's a soft, pretty color! I stamped my images in VersaFine Onyx Black ink over the background - no embossing needed. Stamps from the A Very Merry Un-birthday and Birthday Greetings stamp sets.
I am a bit addicted to this technique! I made some really fun ombre backgrounds and multi-color ones too. I hope you'll give it a shot. It's a really fun technique.
Oh yes... I used use A Muse Studio Sugar Cardstock for these cards. I love it! It's such a pretty bright white with a great density for a card base.
Hope you are having a GREAT weekend. It was lovely here. Snow is all melted and I was able to seed the lawn and plant some veggies. Yay for SPRING!