Monday, October 20, 2014

Ink, Spray, Smash, and Stencil!

Hi, Dina again! It's Inspire Me Monday, and it's my turn to share!

Over at Splitcoaststampers we're in the middle of our annual Hope You Can Cling To card drive.... this is the 5th year we've had the event, and it's always a great time - a full month of chatter, prizes, virtual hugs, tears as we remember loved ones, and always a whole lot of card making! There is a card-making challenge posted daily, and cards that are made in response to the challenges are sent to MD Anderson's Cancer Center in Houston. The cards are set out in baskets in the breast cancer ward, for patients to share with each other or send to a family member, or for visitors or volunteers to use to brighten a patient's day. Last year over 4000 cards were sent - I can't wait to see the total this year!

We're so excited to have Power Poppy involved as a sponsor this year! I hope you'll come over and take a peek if you haven't been involved already. Miss JULIE is hosting today's challenge, and one of the techniques she chose as part of her challenge needed a new video on the site. I'm the video girl, so I put a video together to demonstrate the Ink, Spray, Smash technique (you can click HERE for the photo tutorial). While I was playing around with glossy cardstock and inks, I tried another variation with a stencil just for fun.

These are the cards I made using the backgrounds from the video... all of these are in my box of Hope You Can Cling To cards which is going postal today!

I love these little holiday vignettes - I colored this one with Peerless watercolors, using a great masking technique that I'll share with you next month! (stamp: Joyful Arrangements)

This is one of the stencil backgrounds - I love the subtle pattern that the stencil left in the blended color. This image was colored with Distress and watercolor markers. (stamp: Sunny Harvest)

I watercolored this image at the same time, again with Distress watercolor markers. This background was actually a 5th print that I didn't show in the video, taken from the ink on the stencil. (stamp: Sunny Harvest)

I'd love to see where this tutorial takes you - each print has such different results ... and of course I'd love to see you support our Julie in her challenge today!

Thanks for letting me share!

Thanks for stopping by!


Rosy Newlun said...

Very nice! Those colors created a vibrant blend and swirls and I love it! How cool to add stencils like that. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful cards, Dina, and I love the technique! Looks like such fun with beautiful and colorful results! Love the vibrant colors too! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I loved this tutorial! Next shopping trip will include some glossy paper so I can play around with this technique. I love all the cards that were made using this idea... beautiful!

KathyA. said...

I'm usually not into messy techniques, but I have bunched of glossy cardstock that I seldom use. So... I'm going to dive in and get inky fingers. Thanks for sharing.