Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Drips, Splats and Splatters

Good Morning.
Creating has brought a lot of joy to my time off during this Pandemic.  
I've enjoyed watching some great videos and appreciate having the time to just play around.
This card was created after I watched a video by Kelly at Ranger Ink on FB.  She played with acrylic paint and found objects.  I wanted to give it a try as soon as I watched it.  
Super easy to do and lots of fun.

So here's how I created my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  Using 3 colours of acrylic paint, I simply painted some squares onto my card front with a paintbrush, then let them dry. Easy, right?
When it was all nice and dry, I thought about what I could use to create the markings over the colourful squares.  I used a stylus for the dots, a credit card for the lines, a script stamp, a small plastic cup and a barrette.  I dipped them into some black acrylic paint and printed over the squares..  I did add some splatters for interest too.
While that dried, I stamped the sentiment and cut it out.  I pop dotted that over the dry bkg and then mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

I hope you are all doing well during these time of isolation.  
Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look....so appreciated!

Adding my card to these challenges:
Use Your Stuff- PATTERNS

Stamps- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studios); Script (PB)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Acrylic Paint (Dollar Store)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Supplies- paintbrush, small cup, barrette, old credit card, stylus, 
pop dots


Pat said...

This is such an interesting background Karen and love the acrylic paint colours and the dots and stripes and circle made with different objects..I'm not sure what a barrette is though. A very pretty finished look! x

cuilliesocks said...

I just love this Karen, all those vibrant colours and all the super designs, such a lot to see on your card, brilliant design, Kate x

nancy littrell said...

OMG...LOVE your bright and creative acrylic squares with your black Dips. Splats and Splatters:-) Awesome stamped and fussy cut Thank You too, Karen. TFS and always inspiring all of us! Stay safe and creative, dear friend. Hugs...Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cool contemporary look on your card and I love all the bright colors.

Bonnie said...

Love these bright, cheerful colors and how you've used items from around the house to add the dips, stripes and shapes! A fun card, my friend!

Ina G said...

What a simple but fabulous way to show off a background. Love the bright colours and your different drips splats and splatters. A great technique to play around with. So glad you made this fun card and shared with us Karen.

Christine Alexander said...

cool abstract effect :)

Diane said...

Fun vibrant colors and clever design Karen.

Hugs diane

Daffodil Cards said...

FAB-U-LUS! Brilliant design and card.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

All artsy, unique, vibrant and fun....I can see you had fun with this one Karen x.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great result Karen. Loving the vibrant colours and the various markings in black. The sentiment is a great choice - easily seen, but it does not obscure the fabulous background
Stay safe

Kim S said...

You always make such straight foward backgrounds look so great. I try and they never work, but they all work for you. This one looks like something I can manage. (which probably mean epic fail LOL) Love the colors and the different insides of the boxes!

Jules said...

Hi Karen

Bright and beautiful .. .. I love this.

Great colour choices too!

Love Jules xx

Becca Sadler said...

Karen: This is a FABulous card! Love this trio of bright colors together and the graphic contrast of the black and white with that trio makes a stunning card! Awesome! Thanks for participating in the custom background challenge month for APTS blog! --Becca/resident designer

missgailly said...

Fun and funky! Love it! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail #staysafe #stayhealthy

Loll said...

Fun, bright design Karen. I have also watched a similar video using watercolours and doodling. It's so fun. Great work, my friend! xx

Chana Malkah said...

Love it! I am always inspired by abstract creations but I am never successful in pulling them off. I love your concept and it is beautifully executed! Thanks for a creative and inspiring submission to our challenge at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah
I apologize for the tardiness of this response!

Chana Malkah said...

Our team loved your project! Congratulations, you were chosen as a Featured Rising Star for the week of May, 18 - 24, 2020 at A Place To Start! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge. We apologize for the late notification!