Monday, 1 May 2017

Splatters and Wildflowers

Time for a new CAS Mix Up challenge!!  For April, we're looking for "splatters".

I recently bought the Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies and decided to use them for my card.

I started by die cutting three of the wildflowers out of watercolour paper.  I then watercoloured them with Distress inks.  When dry, I smooshed just the flower part of each into their respective colours to add some variation and more intense splats on top of the watercolouring.  I die cut a second set of the same dies and glued them together to add more substance.

For the background panel, I splattered a bit of each of my colours of Distress ink by loading a paintbrush with watered down ink and tapping it on another brush.

I added a simple stamped sentiment, glued the wildflowers onto the panel letting them slightly extend over the edges, popped it up on fun foam, and added it to a white card base.

My card has stamping, splatters, die cuts, watercolouring, and a bit of smooshing.

Come over to CAS Mix Up to see the rest of the cards by the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Elaine of Craft-E-Place.  And please join us with a clean and simple card featuring stamping, splatters, and at least one other element from our list on the right hand side of the blog.  You have until May 24th to link up.

Stamps - Gina K sentiment
Ink - Distress Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, and Bundled Sage; Vivid Tea Rose
Paper - watercolour paper, white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Tim Holtz Wildflower dies, fun foam


  1. Your die cut smooshed and splattered wildflowers turned out beautifully Susan. I love how your splatters on your entire layer adds so much dimension. TFS my friend. Hugs.

  2. Your wildflowers are so pretty, Susan. Love the mix of colours and the variations you got with smooshing the flower heads. The splattered panel makes a lovely backdrop for your pretty blooms. xx

  3. Beautiful bouquet, so well executed with the splatters over each wildflower keeping the same colours. Love that the red sentiment to repeat that one flower. The splatters perfectly finish the country feel. Love it, hugs

  4. Your wild flowers look lovely all inked up Susan - and the splatter looks great behind them - such wonderful visual appeal! Julia xx

  5. I love these wildflower dies, Susan! I keep looking at them but they get left behind! They are so pretty with the watercolor! The perfect amount of splatters to accent the flowers! Love this, my friend!

  6. beautiful wildflower garden you have created mf...
    xx Karen

  7. love the flowers all inked up and the splatters just add that extra interest to the background. Beautiful card

  8. These die cut wild flowers look great used here Susan and need nothing more than that bit of spattering and the pretty red sentiment. x

  9. Susan, I LOVE this! I just got these dies so thanks for the inspiration! How neat they look with the colored foam! Great technique!

  10. I have those dies and I don't believe I've ever used them! Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful card!


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