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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SPLAT! {Scrapy Land}

Welcome to my project for the 12th Scrapy Land Challenge! 

The Challenge is open until March 1. 
The theme is "SPLAT! (paints, inks, sprays - whatever medium brings SPLAT to mind) and using any die manufacturer which Scrapy Land sells" (electronic die cuts do not qualify)Scrapy Land sells over 40 brands of dies, including overseas products, and most are at a discount.
  plus free shipping over $45!

My cards feature the following Scrapy Land dies.
(for all the dies used, please see the product list at bottom of post)
Scrapy Land Marvelous Squares (Majestic Elements) S4-383 by Spellbinders
Scrapy Land Luscious Labels One (Nestabilities) S4-426 by Spellbinders
Scrapy Land Bitty Blossoms S5-086 by Spellbinders
Scrapy Land Chloe Stem by Memory Box
Scrapy Land Catalina Border (floral) MBD98123 by Memory Box
Scrapy Land Border Duo 2 by Impression Obsession
The same acrylic paint technique was used on a Halloween card here.


SPLAT! technique: 
Two pieces of glossy cardstock (white or colored), glossy side up. 
Squirt, drizzle or drop colors of acrylic paint onto ONE of the pieces of cardstock. 
Carefully place the other glossy CS shiny side down onto the paint, so that the paint becomes the filling in your “sandwich”. Lightly slide the 2 pieces about 1/4 - 1/2 inch against each other so that the paint is moved around a bit. 
Set sandwich down onto flat surface. 
Using BOTH hands, firmly hold the same corner on both pieces and pull apart. Set wet papers paint-side UP to dry.

NOTE: Pearlized and Metallic acrylic paints provide the most interesting effects. If using glitters or beads to paints prior, add them to the paints prior to application AS SHOWN BELOW.
The interior of this card uses two of the borders from the IO Border Duo 2.


I was going to make two flat cards and one full of froufrou - honest I was!
I made the card below for fellow blogging friend Paula of "Look, I'm Stamping".
Although we frequently Skype, the card was hand-delivered when we met in person at the Stampfest by the Bay Convention 2 weeks ago.
Paula is on the right with beautiful red hair, sparkly eyes and a gorgeous smile.

I couldn't contain myself - flowers were crying out to be created!

(love the Chloe Stem by Memory Box - it brings happiness and pleasant curves to floral projects)

When heat embossing on surfaces like this, be sure to use an anti-static bag of some sort (like Embossing Buddy) prior to stamping the image, otherwise the textures will grab some of the EP.

Did you notice that the Border Duo 2 and Catalina Border have been layered and heat embossed?


The following card is my favorite because of the Amethyst colors:

A tiny jewel peeks out of the arrangement:

I still love how the Pearl EP slightly changes the Catalina Border here. It is the same cardstock as the frames, but heat embossed. The Catalina Border is versatile - use it as a border, or cut it up.

We SL designers love being inspired by your projects at Scrapy Land Challenge! Enter as often as you like!

Products Used:

  • Scrapy Land Marvelous Squares (Majestic Elements) S4-383 by Spellbinders
  • Scrapy Land Luscious Labels One (Nestabilities) S4-426 by Spellbinders
  • Scrapy Land Bitty Blossoms S5-086 by Spellbinders
  • Scrapy Land Chloe Stem by Memory Box
  • Scrapy Land Catalina Border (floral) MBD98123 by Memory Box
  • Scrapy Land Border Duo 2 by Impression Obsession
  • Spellbinders Scallop Labels One
  • Cardstock: Black Glossy, Medium and Pale gray, charcoal, Almost Amethyst, Pink, Pale Plum, White
  • Image: Penny Black "Single Rose" 3577K, sentiment "Infinite Beauty" by IO
  • Embossing Powders: Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver EP179, Pearl EP123 (on floral arrangement pieces and border)
  • Martha Stewart: Laurel Leaf and Deco Fans Punch around the Page
  • Acrylic Paints: (mine are OLD OLD Luna Lights and Createx Pearlescent paints) Dick Blick still sells Createx in an assortment of textures and colors.

Fun Challenges to which my cards have been entered:

  1. Fan-Tastic Tuesday #73 Anything Goes With a Die Cut - 2/23
  2. Papertake Weekly (Feb 17) Bingo (diagonally ribbon-free-blooms - thin black metallic ribbon on the middle card on both borders, and pretty pink leafy ribbon on the first card - both have flowers embossed either on the inside or out, and the one card also has a hand-made floral arrangement ) 2/23
  3. Party Time Tuesdays #195 Anything Goes - leave 2 comments 3/3
  4. Through the Craft Room Door - (Feb 17-23) Anything Goes
  5. Top Tip Tuesday - (Feb 17) Use Rubber Stamps Only (The rose is stamped and heat embossed on each card - the "business size" card also has a stamped and heat embossed sentiment on the inside - shown above. Technique tip for the paint is shown near the top of the post. The other tips are shown above in photos for heat embossing on textured surfaces, the die cutting and using EP on die cuts). 2/23 
  6. Country View Challenges P1 - Feb 1, "Drips and Drops" - paint was drizzled and dropped onto black glossy cardstock and smooshed with another sheet of black glossy. Technique shown near top of blog post 3/1
  7. Sparkle N Sprinkle - P1 - Feb 1 "Anything Goes with EP" (used silver EP on rose, Pearl EP on the floral arrangements, sentiment and borders) 3/1
  8. Crafting from the Heart - #47 Anything Goes 2/22

Lots of Stamping Hugs,
(like my signature? The colors and water resemble the paint technique in my cards!)


Paula said...

Oh Donna, you know I LOVE the cards and the technique! I am putting this on my mile long list of things to try; I just may get to it sometime but I doubt I will make the challenge. Thanks for posting the picture and your sweet words. It was so fun to meet you and we both have a big smile on our faces.

Deborah Artliff said...

Oh donna what a stunning card I adore the colours and the design is wonderful xx

Hugs Debs xx
{Debs Cards– my personal blog}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Donna, these are absolutely breathtaking!! I have been scrolling up and down for goodness know how long now and I still can't get enough! Those colours are just dreamy, like a magical scene right out of a Narnia movie! I am definitely going to be trying this technique!! An inspirational post! hugs :)

Jane Savage said...

What an incredible technique, Donna these look amazing! The colours are delicious! xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Yummy! .... and I too have a old old batch of Luna Lights that have been touched when I first got them, but not since!! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration. Your little flower bouquets are so intricately beautiful.

Tammy said...

Wow, what gorgeous results from the technique! Lovely cards!

Lori Kobular said...

Donna these cards are so AWESOME!! I can't believe all the beautiful colors, textures and dies that you have used on these cards. Thanks for all the great tips too!!

cotnob said...

Wow! Your cards are stunning Donna, such a fabulous technique and you have chosen the most gorgeous colours - fabulous die cut details and pretty embellishments.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome..Loved the bgs you have created and the card too..something very different.Thanks lot Donna for introducing me to such a fab technique and your tips are very helpful,Semi transparent EP sounds interesting ! You both look very Happy in the snap..Stay Happy n SMiling Always !

KT Fit Kitty said...

So pretty, Donna! Love your technique - you are so creative! I've never seen this before! Your die cuts complement it beautifully! All the cards are gorgeous! It's nice that you got to meet up with your friend - cute photo!

jimlynn said...

WOW!!!! Sensational and so beautiful! Love the technique you used and the look it gives. I'm pretty well speechless because of it's beauty! Love!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning colours and backgrounds Donna, fab cards
Gr Karin

brenda said...

What can I say other than stunningly beautiful Donna, loving the colours and so clever to combine so many dies.

B x

Anne Temple said...

Oh my goodness! You nailed this challenge (and you were worried)! These are AMAZING!! and I want to go try this technique right now. Love how all of these turned out and you have so many great tips too!

Benzi said...

My goodness, DE, this is spectacular work. The first thing I noticed when I opened your blog was the light coming off the dark colors on the card to the right. I was wondering how you achieved that. I have had several looks at your post and can't get enough. WOW!!!!!!I don't have any of the pearlized or metallics in my acrylic paints so I will need to remedy that.
Thanks for a fabulous post today. And, I really like your new header.

Thanks for sharing the lovely photo of you and your friend. I know you two were having a grand time. How wonderful to get to be with crafting pals.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Donna these are stunning! Gorgeous techniques and beautiful texture and colours.
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Donna this is mind blowing, so gorgeous. I cant take it all in so will be back time and time again to look.

Anonymous said...

Hello Donna, Wow this is absolutely stunning, Love the colours and a great technique.

Chrissy xx

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, Donna, these are a-may-zing!! I love, love the beautiful colors and designs!! What a fun technique!! And I so appreciate your tutorials, too!! Your cards are just stunning and I love them!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colours.

Hope you have a nice evening. Sue

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Donna these are spectacular the techniques you have used to create such beauty us awesome, amazing creations
lorraine x

Sue said...

WOW! These are stunning Donna. Such an effective technique, the colours look amazing and I bet it was fun to do too! I love your designs and gorgeous detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna wow all your creations are so eye-catching and gorgeous. I love the technique you have used. Hugs Jackie

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Hi Donna !!! I have so missed visiting your blog and commenting on all of your beautiful creations !!!! This is stunning !!! I love the colors and of course the design !!! I hope you are doing well and I will not be a stranger again lol !!! Sending you a huge , huge hug !!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I adore the card you created and love the technique too. Not sure I have the correct type of inks or paints though but will see what I have that might work. This looks to be so fun and I love to get full of inks. Makes me feel really artistic! LOL

Lea Brawn said...

Wow these are super. Really interesting work. Great job Donna x

Jill Jacobsen said...

What a fun technique....never the same card twice! Glad you are getting to stamp and play:)

crafty-stamper said...

OMG this is stunning and fabulous tutorial I must try this love the colours and die-cuts
Carol x

McCrafty's Cards said...

You Donna, I always love to visit your blog because you always have something stunning to show us and this is not just stunning but out of this world I love love love it!!!!
Kevin xx

Patricia St Martin said...

You really kick butt with these beautiful designs, makes me want to go and play. I wish I was feeling better. These are out of this world. I'm going to book mark your page and when I feel better I'm going to try this out. Just love this Donna, I'm so glad you shared this.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Debi said...

Great technique, Donna! Love the card. Wish I had known you were going to Stampfest. I was there, too!

Jean Bullock said...

Way cool!

Patricia Chalas said...

great combinations and texture...amazing job!

Darcy Schroeder said...

Great tutorials for showing your technique! I love the rich colors and the results are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Craft Room Door!

Leslie Miller said...

Unbelievable! This technique and your creativity and skill came together to make the most striking and unusual backgrounds! Then you go and make the most beautiful cards on top of them. Wow! Thank you kindly for sharing all the information!

pam said...

WOW Donna, fantastic technique you have used on your gorgeous card background, then you add all your beautiful die cuts..Stunning result my dear friend.
Thank you for sharing your photo, you look so well, hope you enjoyed your outing.
Hugs Pam x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Donna, I love your signature and your stunning cards!!! What beautiful bg paper you created with this fun technique!!! Thank you so much for all the tips and showing how you did it!!! Have to give this a try some time!!! As always, great use of all the beautiful dies. Lovely creations, donna!!!
Have a great day!!

Stampsnob. said...

Great technique and what strong beautiful colors WOW WOW WOW Good job Donna.............Lis

Becky said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to play.

Raechelle Bellus said...

These cards are simply stunning!!! I love the technique you used to create the gorgeous backgrounds! Beautiful flowers and colors, too.

Anne Temple said...

Stunning cards (as I've said before). Love the photo of you and your friend too. Y'all look like you're having a really good time. So glad you shared this fabulous project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge too!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Donna, do I ever love your "Splat" ! I have to try this smushing technique because, to tell the truth, I like the look of it better than dots, spots, and spatters. :-D Gorgeous cards, my friend!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 73 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Lady E said...

Donna you did a fantastic job! All your tip and photos are great! Fabulous cards and amazing colors! :)

Hillary Harris said...

Very pretty! What a neat effect! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Dortesjs said...

Excellent and elegant cards

Sue said...

Donna, you achieved some fabulous colors on both cards with this technique! And your embossed embellishments and borders look awesome. Wow, love them both.


Linda said...

Donna, beautiful, creative and lovely colours!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I'm not sure how I missed this post, but glad I came to take a look :) Wow gorgeous designs, love the acrylic backgrounds and your usual beautiful layers of pretty die cuts and flowers. Also it's nice to see the photo of you beautiful lady! I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx ps.. it's been bone chilling cold and we have a ton of snow... looking forward to Spring and getting outside again xx

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Stunning cards Donna! The background techniques are absolutely beautiful - love it!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great background deat Donna, I really love it, I never just this technique but I'm sure it would be wonderfull to play the way uyou did!!


April said...

These are beautiful and awesome! Love the technique! xo

Sherrie K. said...

Wow Donna, this is AMAZING! The textures, colors and technique is awesome! Great end results:) Outstanding project~end results are fabulous!
Sherrie K

Schnipsel und MEHR said...

WOW! That´s great, thank you so much for the tip and joining our challenge at TTT.
hugs Clarissa

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Donna this is truly amazing and so beautiful. Who would have thought that a splat could be so scrumptious. Absolutely loving your final design and I am sure Paula treasured it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

MaryH said...

Those pearlized paint colors are so impressive. Love the patterns you've created with your splats too. Thanks for all these fab tips about the matting techniques...can see lots of uses for this & faster than a faux mat for certain. Really stunning splat card with the awesome dies. I love pearl emboss much shimmer. Glad you got to enjoy the stamp show, and meet up with your buddy. What fun. TFS & Big hugs. Happy wkend.

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful creation with the step by step and gorgeous colour combo's....Those papers and added goods are so suited. Beautiful creation.xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Kathi said...

Great cards.

Thanks so much for sharing your tips and techniques.

I'm definitely going to try the paint/glossy paper one!

Monica said...

All heavenly stuff here - so pretty and attractive. And the photo is lovely too. How lucky to be able to meet up with a crafting buddy.

Lots of love,


Karenladd said...

Oooh, so many helpful tips and hints! I am especially excited to try the translucent heat embossing on solid cardstock to give it sheen and contrast! This technique with the acrylic paints and SMOOSH method is a new one to me as I've only done this with dye inks. The effect is so unique with those pearlized paints! Wow!

Shirley Chillman said...

This is a true wowser Donna. I haven't used this technique in years so a huge thank you for reminding me about it. A real stunning make.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x


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