Tuesday 14 June 2016

Less is More - Week 280 - Splatters

The current theme over at Less is More this week is 'Splatters' - and it's one layer as well.

Hmmm, what to do? Rootling round for a sentiment to use I found a 'grungy/splattery' one - how lucky was that? Then out came a Stampin' Up stamp set and I was off and running:
I used:

- 4" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- splatter stamps from SU's 'Gorgeous Grunge' stamp set with SU's 'Daffodil Delight', 'Pumpkin Pie' and 'Tangelo Twist' ink pads

- used the Misti to stamp the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from a 2015 QCME magazine free sentiments set called 'From the heart' - designed by Jenny Ellory

- rounded the top right hand corner for added interest

To be honest I feel a bit of a fraud just stamping a few splatters and a sentiment and calling it a day, this is waaaay out of my comfort zone! It seems too quick to me, who takes hours making a single card. Also other people do it with great aplomb and get such fabulous results. Plus, it looks a bit like there's been some blood dripped onto the card - IMHO, sigh. But, I wanted the yellow and oranges to echo the word sunshine in the sentiment :) The in-house critic loved it though!



  1. This is great for the LIM challenge Di and I know what you mean about it being difficult to be this minimal but it works well here. x

  2. Ah congrats on even attempting a LIM challenge tried it once I think.. I agree with you struggle to accept it as done with such little effort, but you had to think hunt and find so that is effort :D
    I sometimes spend days before happy. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  3. The sentiment goes well with the colors you chose for splatter

  4. Love the ombre effect of the splatters! It's such a clean, eye catching card and perfectly CAS. Great LIM entry. I know what you mean about OLCs. They're so odd to make - I definitely prefer adding layers!

  5. A great card Di - love the splatter stamp. I know what you mean about quick cards! I often find that the ones I spend less time making are the ones I'm really pleased with and the ones that I take ages to make are the ones where I'm 'not quite sure'!
    Kath x

  6. Oh, but I think it's COOL! You know me . . . never happier than when I see splats on a card!

    Personally I love this. You still MADE the card whether it took ages or was a quickie . . . there's at least 5 stampings there with 4 stamps. Don't be so hard on yourself!

    Hugs, Sarn! LOL! xxx

    1. PS - I just took a quick peek at the LIM Challenge entries . . . and due to the limited nature of a ONE LAYER CAS card, there are lots on there with only a couple of stamps used. xxx

  7. Coooool - well I like it a lot :-D xxxxxxxxx

  8. It's good to do something out of your comfort zone every now and then. I'm impressed that you have splatter stamps, I usually just make my own splatters when I don't intend too! Cara x

  9. Di, I love it. It's beautiful hon.
    Em xxx

  10. This is stunning Di and if you can stamp and go and produce a card like this then good on you! That's what Less is More is all about eh! Not that I can ever seem to come up with a quick design that works first time! Great to see you playing along with us this week and hope all good with you. Hugs Sarah x

  11. Beautiful splatter, and perfect match of the colours with the sentiment. I have thought that you have made it with paint and a brush, before reading that it is a stamp! :D
    I think that quick and easy sometime are great to do! :)
    Love the touch of the rounded corner!

  12. Beautiful card! Will be pinning it to my SU inspiration board - love how you've used the stamps here and the lovely lush colours too Karen x

  13. What wonderful splatters and in such happy colors. I'm all about stamped splatters being as if I tried to do splatter splatters I'd get the wall or my glasses or anything other than what I intended.

  14. Those spatters are very effective to gain one's attention, and so is that single rounded corner! Nice!

  15. Great splatters and a fab sentiment. I know what you mean, I normally have to be so careful on CAS cards, but I could just go for it as it was part of the grunge!

  16. A perfect design for the LIM theme this week, Di. I must admit that I'm struggling with this theme. I don't own any splatter stamps, so the only alternative is to just splatter some inks.......😳 xx

  17. Oh, well done! It looks like you pulled out some of your own aplomb and did a brilliant OLC, Di! Len is right, no need to feel a fraud!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. I think you're being too hard on yourself Di, your card looks just great!

  19. LOVE this card Di!! This is CAS perfection. Your splatters, stamped sentiment and rounded corner is all that is needed. Great job! xx

  20. Whenever I make simple stamped OLCs I'm never sure I've done enough but they end up being some of my favourite creations in the end. I love the font of your sentiment, perfect choice to go with your splatters.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  21. I love the way that the spatters are "centre stage". Perfectly CAS.

  22. Sorry I'm a little late visiting this time!
    This is super Di, I think Gorgeous Grunge is one of my favourite stamp sets and I love how you used it here!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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