Friday, January 7, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #52 - Spritzed Birthday

Hello & a big "HAPPY NEW YEAR"!  Hope you had a wonderful break & are all ready for 2011!

To start the Inkspirations Challenges off with a bang this year, Keesh has a colour challenge for you to play with:-

I thought I would have a bit of an experiment with these colours & here's my card:-

When you look at the rest of the Team's cards, you might think I've used the wrong colours!  No, I just thought I would use them a little differently by making a spritzed background (details below).  :)

Spritzed Background:

Whisper White Cardstock
Peach Parfait Inkpad
Baja Breeze Inkpad
Riding Hood Red Inkpad
Mist Spray Bottle of Water
Plastic Sheet (I used one of the thin plastic cutting mats)

Firstly, using an edge of the inkpad, I made horizontal bands of colour on the plastic sheet, starting with the peach stripes first, then the baja & making the red stripes last.  Then I spritzed the ink bands with water.  Next I lifted up one edge of the plastic mat to make the colours run into each other a bit.  Then I laid the whisper white panel directly onto the wet plastic mat.  I laid a piece of scrap paper over the top & pressed my hand over it to make sure the whisper white had picked up all the colour from the mat.  I left this panel to dry & then created the card. The fun part about this technique is that you never know what you will get until you're done! :)

Here's a close up of the details:-

Come join in the fun & make sure you go & check out the rest of the DT's creations here:-
 The Challenge Site



Card Components
Cardstock:  Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Stamps:  SU Perfect Punches & All A Flutter.
Inks:  Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Other:  SU Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone, Satin Ribbon, EK Border Punch


Dani Fender said...

What a fun and stunning technique!!! My type of technique! I LOVE IT! TFS. Will try it out sometime for sure!!

Marisa said...

How fun!! Love the background! The side border is perfect and loving that big bow :) Great use of this week's colours.

Paula said...

What a great idea to do your own background like that Helen! I am certainly going to try this technique as I have a colour challenge to do that has had me scratching my head!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is brilliant the background...and that perfectly tied ribbon really sets it off :) Gorgeous card!
Hugs xx

Carrie Gaskin said...

I love the softness of the colours using this technique, Helen. Thank you so much for sharing the instructions too - I may just have to try this!

Sue Rowe said...

What a beautifull card and such a cool technique - thanks for sharing that :)

Renée said...

what a great technique! love your card, Helen!

Fiona Harrison said...

Hi Helen,
It is such a soft and pretty card, I just love it!

Richelle said...

What a great technique, it's not anything like the way I thought you may have done the background. Going to add it to the list of things to try! :)
And thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Christine Blain said...

Well, aren't you the cleverest thing??!! I always love the way you think 'outside the square', Helen; you inspire me! When I first saw your spritzed/splattered background, there is no way I would've thought of creating it the way you did. Really lovely :) LOVE that ribbon, too!

Beedubya said...

I love this technique! My club ladies were really wow'd by it. Beautiful card!

xo B.