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Thursday, 4 February 2016

smoosh, spritz and splatter

Good morning lovelies! I hope you are feeling good! If not sending hugs! I'm here today bringing you inspiration for the new challenge over at stampsandstencils. The new challenge is all about inky, painty loveliness and is called smoosh, spritz splat ....or is it spritz, splat smoosh.... anyway you get the idea! Here's what I did.


I'm very pleased with this one - hope you like it too! Here's my steps to making it.


Firstly using distress stains I bloobed them onto my craft sheet then spritzed with water ...then smooshed it over my stamping card.


Here's the result which I dried then applied distress ink to with a distress tool.





After further spritzing with water using spritz and flick methods this is the result.


Next I applied more ink through a cog stencil from the stencil girl. Then I added stamping and diecuts and flicks of white paint and voila - my card!



The stamps are from Ryn and Tim Holtz and the diecut is from Tim Holtz.


I love this saying - it really is an inner mantra for me - it helps get me through tricky times!

Big hugs to you and I hope you'll be able to join us!

Big hugs 

Rachel xx

33 comments:

  1. Stunning backgrund Rachel and also love this sentiment, first sent it by Stamp Addicts a few years back for DT work and use it often.

    B x

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  2. Oh! Wow! Rachel, I love your project for today.
    I would love to have the courage to have a go at "messy crafting"
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

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  3. Wonderful inky background Rachel... Just brilliant! Xx

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  4. Amazing background, Rachel! I adore that Tim's die and your stamp choice is wonderful! Stunning project! Hugs! Branka xxx

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  5. Hi Rachel, gorgeous card...love your background and 'Umbrella Man' looks great...he is a real favourite! xx

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  6. I just love Umbrella Man, he never fails to please and he looks wonderful against your beautiful background. Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Fabulous card Rachel, love the sentiment, so true

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  8. Wow, love your background, it turned out great!
    A fab card, the die cuts and sentiment stamp are perfect together.
    Lorraine

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  9. This is fabulous Rachel, great colours on this one.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Cool card Rachel and you've got all the smoosh spritz etc going on there perfectly. Zx

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  11. Wow, I love, love, love this wonderful creation Rachel. The background technique is one that I will be trying sometime soon (I hope) and you've teamed it beautifully with stencils, stamps and dies.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  12. gorgeous background , love the colours xx hugs x

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  13. Great background, Rachel! Perfect sentiment for the umbrella man! That's a fact, the umbrella man is definitely very popular :-))

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  14. Lovely card, and that background, well I have to try this in the morning...love the effect.xx .xx
    {aNNie}

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  15. Absolutely delicious inky design! The stamp is perfect against this gorgeous background!

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  16. Hi Rachel, gorgeous card, I love the image and sentiment and the background is fabulous, colours are gorgeous. Thanks for showing how, Kate x

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  17. Beautiful card and love the background. Great mantra too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  18. Hubby purchased me some of these in August and then more for the Black Friday deals. I absolutely love what you've created with them Rachel, gorgeous and oh so yummy. I took mine out yesterday to play with along with some new stamps too: my idea of heaven! Although I still have to play with mine more as I've achieved the result you have above. Oh well more play required lol, and I'll make sure I link up again to the challenge later this month Karen xx

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    1. Was supposed to say I've not go anywhere near as good as a result as you have, grr! Karen x

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  19. Wow girl..love love love this !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  20. Fabulous card Rachel. Really love how you have done the background.
    Mags
    x

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  21. Good choice of a mantra, Rachel...words to live by, for sure! And I've been dancing in the torrential rain for the past 24 hours! Love your background and those drops stamps are fantastic! Great inspiration! Hugs!

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  22. This is brilliant Rachel, absolutely love your colourful background and Mr Rainman together with those drops is genius!!

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  23. It's fabulous Rachel. I love that TH Rainman. Yes the sentiment is a perfect mantra. I have a choice is mine. I'm late visiting everyone today. Perhaps it's because I played too much ... Barbxx

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  24. Wow, this looks amazing. Love the step by step photos showing how the blobs transformed to a gorgeous background. Congrats on your blogaversary too.

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  25. I love the colors and warmth of this piece.. Gorgeous work!

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  26. Gorgeous background! What a fabulous colour combination!

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  27. Just gorgeous Rachel! Looks like it was a lot of fun to make too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  28. A beauty - love that colourful background, and Umbrella Man always makes me happy!
    Alison xx

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  30. Absolutely stunning background and love the result with the added umbrella man
    Carol x

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  31. Great spritzing, smooshing and splattering Rachel, used to great effect on a fabulous card!! Ruth xx

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