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 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)