Friday, April 17, 2020

Inkspirational Challenge #211~Designer's Choice (Paint Splatters)...You are Awesome/Fabulous


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #211, where our lovely Nonni has selected Paint Splatters as her Designer's Choice.

I'm 'very' good at making splats and smudges when they're *not* wanted, but doing so *intentionally* is a whole 'nother story! Often, my splatters wind up more as blobs or mists, barely visible.  Lacking 'splatter savvy', I opted for simplicity with this technique. Indeed, I even resisted the urge to use one of my paint splatter stamps...true exercise of restraint!

Recently, I invited the Mermaid stencil and mask from Funky Fossil Designs (her range of stencils is especially awe-mazing!) and used the masks for my cards. The backgrounds are a combination of Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon (of course!), with splatters  using my much-neglected (as in 'never used' to paint anything) Gansai watercolours.  They're a combination of two shades of blue, a purple and white, which are hard to capture in a photo. Sentiments are from Pinkfresh Studio's Lush Greenery; the rays, in the second, from an MFT stencil.

I'm looking forward to showcasing the mermaids in different ways down the road!

My wonderful teammates have interpreted the prompt in most delightful fashions. Please visit and leave them some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Jeanne said...

Add me to the club of un-splatterers. LOL I love the look sometimes, but really struggle to achieve it. Your splatters here look really pretty, as do your ethereal mermaids. Wonderful cards! Hope you have a nice, warm, sunny weekend!

Marlena M. said...

Simply magical! Love both of your creations Carol~

Shauna said...

What pretty designs! I love the use of the sunshine stencil in the second and this whole concept is just perfect for splatter!
- Shauna

Pia S said...

I find splatter easier when I don’t have to use it, lol. But these cards are simple fantastic, Carol, and the splatter is the perfect finishing touch on both designs.

Bobby said...

I think I've finally mastered splatters, Carol, and I think you did great with yours. That stencil is lovely and I especially love the rays on the sitting mermaid.

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! Splatters are not necessarily CAS - I'm sure that's why we avoid them. :D So well done here!

Marina said...

What a wonderful effect!