Friday, 7 July 2017

Muse Card Club Challenge #223

For a change, it isn't Sunday evening and I'm scrambling to get my card for this week's Muse challenge #223. It's a beauty created by Anita Bowden.

I was inspired by

  • the colours
  • the "sketch"
  • the birthday greeting
  • a black butterfly (mine was diecut)

Here's my card

The gals over at Stamp Nation have been showing us how to use gelatos - you know, one of those crafting items I've been hoarding but not using! I wasn't sure how to use them. So, I was inspired to use gelatos. I scribbled the gelatos, then added quite a bit of water with a brush, leaving little puddles over each colour. I then blew across the panel, creating the "bursts" of colour. This wasn't easy, as I'm fighting a cough and it was difficult to generate enough breath to get the colour to move. However, I'm persistent. The butterfly was diecut using Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet. The sentiment is from SImon Says STAMP Birthday Messages stamp set.

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  1. Great case of Anita's sweet your color splotches. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Muse!

  2. Love the water color background splotches, Sue. Fantastic rendition of Anita's card.

  3. Love the bursts with the gelatos - this is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

  4. Lovely! Those splotches are fabulous! :-)

  5. Fabulous card! I haven't tried the blowing technique with my gelatos but totally want to now that I've seen what you've done with it. Very pretty!

  6. Love how you created your background watery paint runs. I don't own gelatos but might try this with something else. Did you try using a straw? Might require less breath :) The die cut is a really elegant design too.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

  7. Wow.. your card is stunning.. that background is so ingenious!

  8. Love the splashes technique and the colors!

  9. Oh, I've heard of this "blowing" technique and I love it.
    Did you tried to blow through a straw? this makes it a bit easier to make the ink go where you wanted to go.
    Beautiful card, thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  10. Love how you have done this and I never even thought to do it myself. I really struggle with splatting and had so many goes at my card yet I have done so much with Alcohol ink and blowing through straw and here is your beautiful card and wow wonderful idea. Perfect

    1. PS realise you didnt blow through the straw I picked up on what Maria said but you should try it cause it is easier on your breathing and gives the same look.

  11. i love this butterfly, but in this case, the background is the best

  12. Congrats on being featured at MUSE, your card is gorgeous.
    I love that splatter effect background.


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