Splatters and Splodges

It’s time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday so today we are launching our Splatters and Splodges Challenge which lasts for the next two weeks.

This is a fun challenge and I really enjoyed stencilling and stamping the splatters and splodges on my page (grin!).

I started by covering the page with white acrylic paint, then I used a mini stencil from Creative Expressions to add layers of splatters and splodges using Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink with a blending tool. I stencilled these Distress Ink colours a couple of times to add more depth to the page. Then I splattered the page with the same Distress Inks by stamping the pad onto an acrylic block, adding water and flicking the diluted ink onto the page using a paintbrush. I added more splatters by stamping a Gummiapan stamp using black Archival Ink. Next I outlined some pretty pink heart toppers with Black Soot Distress Ink and a black Faber-Castell marker and stuck them to the page using a glue stick. To finish, I added three Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers which read “listen to your heart, it will show you the way”, “have an open heart” and “a dream is a wish your heart makes”.

Don’t forget that you can find loads more Splatters and Splodges inspiration from my Design Teamies over at Try it on Tuesday so please pop over to take a look.

After so many of you wanted to make the raspberry gin that I featured last week, I thought I’d share the recipe with you:

  • Raspberries (or any fruit of your choice, maybe blueberry, peach, strawberry, rhubarb)
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Gin (cheap brand such as supermarket own brand as these are not too flavoured)
  • I used 400g (14 oz) fruit to 300g (10 oz) sugar in 750ml (25 US fl oz) of gin

Add them all to a Kilner Jar (or similar). You need to ensure the sugar dissolves so make sure you shake the jar throughout the first day, it dissolves pretty quickly. Then put it in a dark place for 4 weeks, I tend to shake the jar every other day to muddle the fruit. It’s tempting to eat the fruit afterwards, perhaps on ice-cream, however, I tried it and it was far too potent! So I ended up forcing it through a sieve to add more flavour to the gin. One last tip – don’t be tempted to do half a recipe like I did as it goes pretty fast.

Have fun making your fruit flavoured gins and as T Stands for Tuesday wishing you a Happy T Day too!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m pleased to join the lovely Chris from pearshapedcrafting and her We’re all/going challenge over at Art Journal Journey as we’re all creating splatters and splodges (grin!).

I’m joining in the Make Your Own Background challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my background of splatters and splodges.

I’m pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my art journal page.

I’m joining in the Not A Card challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my art journal page.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Art Discount Acrylic Paint (White)
  • Creative Expressions Mini Stencils (Splattered CEMSSPLAT)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot)
  • Gummiapan Stamps (A lot of splats 11050106)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Nit Wit Collection Essentials Toppers (Strawberry Social NWCE-T-SSI)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Small Talk #TH93193)

25 thoughts on “Splatters and Splodges

  1. A gorgeous page dear Jo – I am in love with it and say thank you for linking this beauty to Chris’ topic at AJJ as well! Happy TioT dear teamie and happy TSFT ! You know I wouldn’t mind a glass of this heavenly beverage..but later in the day..lol. I just had breakfast now!

    Big hugs, Susi

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  2. This is fabulous splattering and even some organised splattering. The colours are tremendous.
    I like your hint not to make half the raspberry gin. Are the oblong pink shapes at the sides raspberry gin ice lollies?

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  3. Love the splatters and splotches! This is such a fun page that you can tell you had fun making it. And I am going to try that gin. Thank for sharing. I have some cheap stuff in the cabinet and some fruit so I don’t even need to go buy anything. Happy T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  4. A fsbulous splash splodge base for your great page Jo.
    I have bookmarked the recipe for the gin, thank you for sharing it with us Jo.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. i also love splatters and splodges, and yours look like made with fresh fruit juices – perfect for summer (as long as i don´t have them on my shirts, what easily happens *g*)
    have a great summer, see you in a few weeks, xox

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  6. You have created a beautiful masterpiece, dear Jo. It’s a true beauty and the splatters are SO colorful. They look like fruit being thrown at the paper. This reminds me of the time I was working on a page and dropped a strawberry on my journal page. Yours turned out MUCH better than mine, though. It’s great that you also shared it with us using Chris’s theme at Art Journal Journal.

    I’ve never had gin. I appreciate the recipe, even though I’m not a drinker. Thanks for sharing it with us for T this Tuesday, dear.

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  7. I like the artwork you came up with for the challenge theme. It’s a lovely, vibrant colored piece. And thanks for sharing the raspberry gin recipe. I wonder if it would come out the same using vodka. (Probably / Maybe?) Happy T-Day!

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  8. What a great page!
    The recipe sounds easy and I’m tempted to make it. I have alway a bottle of bog standard gin in the house as I like my G&Ts. So thanks for that.
    Happy T-Day,

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  9. Oh Jo, your splats and splodges remind me the lovely colours of melted ice cream :)) Beautiful words too. Hope the weather is treating you kindly? I bet that homemade Gin would hit the spot with a couple of chunks of ice… obviously later in the day hee hee!!
    So Happy to see you join us over at Paperbabe Stamps.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

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  10. A great page Jo, your splatters and splodges made a terrific background for the pretty hearts. The quotes you chose are lovely.
    I’ve just been making some Strawberry Gin, can’t wait to try it. I’ve made quite a few ‘liqueurs’ with vodka – the blackberry one was fabulous – and I did use the fruit in a crumble!
    Have a lovely week. Avril xx

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  11. I like your page, very pretty. Your flicking turned out good. When I flick, it goes everywhere but where I want it to go! Thanks for sharing. Happy belated T Day!

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