Monday 31 July 2017

Jump for Joy- Add a Pinch of Salt

Good Morning.
Today, I have the pleasure of hosting the TLC (Technique Lovers Challenge) over at Splitcoast Stampers.
Today, I am challenging you to  

I just won some new stamps from Technique Junkies and wanted to play with them.
I began by taking my regular Distress ink pads and just rubbing them directly onto my heavy white cardstock being sure to overlap the colours a bit.
(you can achieve a more dramatic effect by using glossy cs which I didn't have)
<<Any water-based ink will work for this challenge and the results are more visible and vibrant the heavier you apply the ink to your paper.>>
Next, I sprinkled on some coarse sea salt and sprayed with some water.  The salt absorbed the ink and left behind a wonderful effect that reminded me of rain.  You can also try regular table salt for a more subtle effect.
Be sure and let your paper with the salt on it dry completely before removing the salt.  
Helpful Hint: If the salt is a bit stuck, rub over it with the flat side of a credit card to remove it.
 Now you are ready to stamp your images.
I placed the piece inside my Misti, inked with black Archival ink and stamped.

 Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you get a chance to try it out.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Crazy 4 Challenges- ORANGE, WHITE AND BLACK
(old Distress ink/ new stamps)

Stamps- Rain Dance, Day by Day (Technique Junkies)
Ink- Archival black (Ranger); Distress inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick (TH)
Paper- heavy white cs (local store)
Accessories- MISTI; coarse sea salt; mister (TH)


cuilliesocks said...

Hello there Karen, wonderful card, what fabulous vibrant colours and image, love your design, been ages since I used the salt technique,must use it again, Kate x

Aquarius said...


Lisa Lara said...

Oh fun technique Karen. I just love the result and gorgeous colors you used!

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Karen, wowzer this is one fabulous technique...just another to the 'try' list for me.xx[aNNie]

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a cheerful and very beautiful card Karen
Gr Karin

Barb said...

Congratulations on your win Karen. Your card is lovely. They're great stamps and I love the colours. Barbxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

FABULOUS, love the background, the image and the wonderful sentiment.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fun and uplifting card this is. The background you made is fantastic!

Susan said...

Love the vibrant colours - they totally suit the joy in the movement of the girl. Great sentiment!

nancy littrell said...

I loved your color choices and how your salt gave your background more added texture. GREAT sentiment my friend. Love your playful image too. TFS Karen. I hope to play in your creative challenge. Hugs..

Cara said...

Love the background you created on this fab card and that sentiment is wonderful x

Mac Mable said...

A very striking technique and love your vibrant colours. The black silhouette looks amazing x Great sentiment too x

Susanne Vargas said...

This awesome graphic background in the colors of fire and these fabulous stamps make for a really fun card!

Bonnie said...

A wonderful background with the blocks of color and texture from the salt! Love this stamp and sentiment!

Craftychris said...

Awesome card - soooo cool! xxx

Marina said...

Well done for succeeding with the salt technique - it's never worked for me! This is a lovely card with a fabulous background. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Pat said...

This is so vibrant and pretty Karen and I love the lady with the umbrella and stamped in black makes it stand out so well, and a great sentiment tool. x

Nstiz said...

Love those colors! No clue how you achieved the blocking with direct to paper technique but it looks fantastic. Love the image and sentiment you chose on this one!

Christine Alexander said...

love the checkered background with your direct to paper technique. Awesome salt background so perfect for the silhouette.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Karen :-) the background is fabulous and I love the silhouette design, simple and stunning!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Ina G said...

Another gorgeous creation Karen. Love your different colour choices here for that amazing background. Fabulous sentiment to match perfectly with your image. Thank sooooooo much for sharing this for my Wild Card Challenge over at Just Us Girls and lovely to see you again MF.

froebelsternchen said...

That's fantastic Karen! I love it!
oxo Susi

Nancy said...

What a fabulous sentiment that we all should listen to from time to time! Love the panels of color Karen! Such a great card! Thanks for being in our gallery at Just Us Girls. We hope to see you again soon!