25 Nov 2013

A Splattering we will go.........

Hey Ho a Splattering we will go...................

Lol  sorry for the tittle but I had to go with it has been in my head since the start of this project....... ...anyway hope you all had a good weekend and it wasn't too cold where you are. I had a lovely lazy crafty weekend and got quite a lot done including this project which fits in with two  challenges  -   Craft Stamper Make It Take It Challenge 5  - Use a splatter technique as shown by Paula Whittaker in the November issue and Letters which is the November Challenge at Country View Crafts

Now who can resist getting all splattery (is that a word...) well not me that's for sure as you all know I love to get all inky and messy in the craft room so here is what I came up with.

I found a piece of mount board lurking in the draw which was just the right size for my plaque I covered the board with distress stain and went around the edges with tarnished bronze metallic distress stain, next I had a rummage through my gelli plate papers I have waiting to be used remember I am very new to the gelli and these backgrounds are my first attempts, I used a cut out from a magazine as a template, you can just see the outline of the lady in green.
I decided to use glimmer mists and distress inks and distress stain to make my splatters.  Firstly I splattered with Cosmic Shimmer Mists -  aqua lagoon, golden mint, midnight blue -  by undoing the top and using the inside pumpy bit to flick the ink.....ooooh fabulous results, next came distress fired brick squidged onto my craft mat and then with a damp old toothbrush I loaded it up and  flicked this over some areas quite subtle but I liked it, lastly I splodged barn door distress stain using a lot of arm power to make a big splodge lol! 
Of course I had to add stamping using flourish stamp from my TH stash in chipped sapphire second generation stamping so they faded into the background, Butterflies TH in black archival ink.

Thought you might like a photo of splatters in progress which actually shows up the colours well and my practise splodges this scrap paper  has been saved to my bits box so nothing wasted lol.

 The strips you see here are spare from trimming down my gelli print which I intended to stamp onto but changed my mind and splattered some white card with same ingredients as above to stamp my words onto using Stampasaurus stamps "carry on",  I thought these words were very apt ........for me anyway...........at this time of year.!  I stamped in jet black archival and embossed with black fine detail EP.  All edges were distresses and inked with chipped sapphire and black soot.   Finally a touch of idea-ology hardware and my plaque was finished which will now stand in my craft room to remind me to "Keep Calm and Carry On"!

Tip when shaking bottles of spray mists keep piece of kitchen roll around top this will save you getting covered in colour......I now have a lovely blue lagoon spotted tee-shirt !

Thank you for looking and staying to the end of this rather long post.

'till next time

Inks: Archival black, Distress Inks;
Stamps Stampasaurus; Tim Holtz stamps and Idea-ology
Cosmic Shimmer Mists; Fine detail EP Creative Expressions


  1. Lots of lovely splatters Maggie, can see you have been having fun, have a good week, Annette x

  2. Nice mix of colours and like the additions of the butterflies.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  3. I have to agree that being all splattery feels great. I love your background and the Carry On phrase

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Looks like you had a fabulously inky time, and I love the results! Very cool, very funky!
    Alison xx


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