Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CAS Gets Down and Dirty

I love the shabby chic and Tim Holtz vibe that so many papercrafters seem to pull off so effortlessly, however when I try, all I do is make a mess. I know! My blog is called Sticky Inky Fingers and my peeps can find ink on my face and elbows (huh?) without looking too hard. But for some reason it all translates to exploding pen on my cards.

That mean ol' Princess Judy over at the a|s challenge blog has made it her mission this week to take me far outside of my comfort zone (thanks a lot, Judy) to make some dirty/distressed/inky. I gave it the old college try and this is my creation:

First, let's talk oops. So, after a few practice squirts that did exactly what I was hoping, I got up the nerve to add the first spritz of wasabi Splash! to my card. BLURP! Immediately the ink came gushing out, covering almost the entire surface with just one spray of the pump. Aaargh! Nevertheless I gamely pressed on, spraying a little winter sky Splash! towards the top and some lemon whip Splash! towards the bottom, zapping the whole thing with my heat gun. A bicycle from Enjoy the Ride was stamped with StazOn Jet Black and some holiday washi stamped with Polka Dot Patterns was added below. Next, I opened the bottle of slate Splash! and tapped the pump so that a few large drops would fall on the card. The (retiring) cloud duo dies were cut from sugar cardstock and sponged in sky ink.

This project didn't turn out at all like I pictured it would, but in a way it's better, because it kinda looks a little like kraft cardstock (which I love). I guess I need some Splash! spritzing practice...

Head over to the challenge blog and try your hand at something inky and maybe a tiny bit dirty.

Hugs and Kisses.

Supplies used
stamps: Enjoy the Ride, Polka Dot Patterns
cardstock: sugar
ink: sky, StazOn Jet Black, Splash! in wasabi, winter sky, lemon whip, and slate
other: holiday washi, cloud duo dies


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Here is the rule to Splash spray: all your test runs will be perfect. When you go to spray the real deal, it will go wonky. Or anyway, that is how it works for me! And yes, I'm terribly mean with this challenge. I mean I made *myself* do it. Who knows what I was thinking when I came up with this idea? I think I was trying to convince myself to use my Splash spray! And look, as an added bonus I got you to use yours as well! I love how your card turned out.

Linda Suarez said...

I think your card turned out just great Tracey! I've really come to like my Splash! So much that I have a few duplicates now (oops! guess I need to pay better attention when ordering!).

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