Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Birthday Ovals


I seem to be stitching, scuffing and splatting everything in sight lately, and I've learned one useful lesson about paintbrushes.  The longer the bristles, the further the splat range and the less control you have over where it lands.  I tried splatting with a shorter-bristled brush on this one and it was much easier and neater (as neat as splatting can be, anyway).  And all the splats landed on the card instead of the desk and the walls :)

So this card is for a few challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays - use ovals.  I've used the CAS-ual Fri-Dies Oval Tag, both as a die and a mask.


The design has come from the inspiration at Runway Inspired Challenge:



At CAS on Sunday it's Stitched - Faux or Real

And at Simon Says Wednesday it's Happy Birthday.


Stamps: STAMPlorations Vignette: Live Love Laugh, Vignette Chevron and Arrows

16 comments:

  1. What a great collage-y take on that RIC inspiration! I love how you've combined it with the ovals to make a card full of interest! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. Brilliant card, I love just everything about it. Thanks for the tip about splattering I now feel better equipped to have a go!
    Elaine

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  3. Brilliant take on the Ric and wonderful masking/stamping! Good splats too!

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  4. Fabulous take on the Runway Inspired challenge, Shirley! LOVE this!

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  5. LOVE this! awesome use of ovals...love the design! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  6. Yo. You nailed RIC. Doin' STAMPlorations proud, too!

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  7. Love the layered elements and the distressed edges! The bit of stitching is totally WOW! Nice to hear that you found a somewhat more controlled way to 'splat' :)

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  8. Cool, Shirley ... very cool ... such a sophisticated distressed collage look ... a perfect take on the inspiration 'frock'! Anita :)

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  9. Arrr this is just some cool masking!!! wish I'd read your tips about splattering first although I quite like the lack of control with splatters... I'm not good at faux random!!!
    Jenny x

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  10. This is so artistic and pretty, Shirley! Love the mix of images and stitching, splatter details! So glad that you join the fun with Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  11. What an Awesome take!!! Fabulous :)

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  12. what a lovely creative design with ovals! and your splatter looks super! (I have trouble controlling it too!)

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  13. This is awesome! What a great way to play with shape and type! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  14. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!
    Mariken xx

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  15. I love the fun elements you stamped on the card! Thanks for joining us on Runway Inspired Challenge!

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