This week's challenge is Splatter! Immediately I thought of the color-splattered leaves that are already showing up in my yard (I'm kind of worried about my neighbors' maple tree, actually). I started my splattering with Pigment Sprinkles, then added more splatters with my Aqua Painter and Early Espresso ink:
I used Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles. I sprinkled them on a piece of the new Fluid 100 Watercolor paper that had been brushed with water. Then I spritzed the paper with water and used my Heat Tool to move around the pigment as it dried. I added more water and more sprinkles to get the look I wanted. As I was in the final drying stage, I added a few more sprinkles and spritzed the paper lightly to keep the small splatter look on the paper.
When the paper piece was completely dry, I used my bone folder to even out the warping in the paper (yea, I used a lot of water!). Then I stamped the leaf image randomly over the paper with VersaMark and heat embossed it with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder. After the leaves were finished, I add the Early Espresso splatters with my Aqua Painter.
To complete my card, I added a copper-embossed greeting from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I stamped the greeting on a leftover piece of the watercolor paper and then die cut it using an oval in the Stitched Shapes die set. I mounted the greeting piece on an Early Espresso scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals die set. The splattered piece is layered on Early Espresso card stock with a piece of Copper Trim wrapped around it and tied in a bow. The card base is Granny Apple Green card stock.
Go find some inspiration for adding splatters to your cards over at the TGIF Challenges Blog here.
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