Friday, May 15, 2015

May Technique - A Bit of Blot

Welcome to our Blog Hop where we are featuring the technique, "A Bit of Blot".  This technique is highlighted on page 55 in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book. (Steps to complete this technique is listed at the bottom of this post.

If you have arrived here from Debi's Blog, you are on the right track.  She happens to be the start to this hop so if you get lost along the way, you can return to her blog for a complete list of participants.

One thing I found out about this technique is it doesn't have to be perfect.  In fact, I threw away a few pieces of cardstock and discovered I actually could have used them.  By the time you stamp over the blots and embellish up your creation, you don't see what you thought initially as imperfections.
I used Lagoon and Pacifica inks to create my background and incorporated those colors throughout my card.  I stamped the butterfly in Lagoon ink and the sentiment in Black.  The sentiment came from the stamp set that is included and exclusive to the Brushed Workshop on the Go.  It really is fun!
I colored four Sparkles with the Black ShinHan marker (a technique I absolutely love)!  Some Black Shimmer Trim, punched with the Scallop Border Punch, and Slate Twine were added to finish off the card.

Truly pleased with my card, I am ready to give this technique another try with some different colors.  Why don't you give it a try?!  I think you will like it!

Hop on over to Sheila's Blog to see her incorporation of this technique.

Happy hoppin'!


6 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. I love this technique!

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    1. Me too, Michelle! Looking forward to experimenting with it some more. Thank you!

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  2. Cute card! Your 'blotted' background looks great with the butterfly.

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    1. Thank you, Sheila! I really like how it came out!

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  3. Oh So ... beautiful! Great results with your blot.

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    1. Catherine, I was a little concerned that it was just a blot mess (LOL) but I guess just because it wasn't uniform. I felt a little artsy with this one. Thanks so much!

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