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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

CofC 22 - Alcohol Ink Spatter




Hi,
Challenge 22 already.......time does fly when you are having fun and it thanks to dear Linda of Studio L3 who is taking us all on an adventure. This time its page 52 of the Compendium of Curiosities.

Made mine into an Easel card for a change.....and am quite pleased how its turned out. Using a straw with the technique caused a lot of laughter as my husband thought I was ill when he heard all the huffing and puffing.......stupid man..........lol

My wonderful prize arrived from Linda yesterday and I cannot thank her enough, as have great plans for the Configurations.

I shall not be around for a couple of days as am going to visit my Uncle and Auntie in Swindon, unfortunately he has cancer and is a bad way poor man, so its going to be heartbreaking as some of you will know who have been through the same thing with a dear friend or relative. But on a brighter note I will be back on Saturday and be able to catch up with all your wonderful work.

There is already some wonderful examples of Ink Spatter at Lindas' Studio L3 Blog so if you get the time its well worth a visit. Take care, hugs Annette x

65 comments:

Kim said...

I love how your splatter turned out! And I don't think I've ever seen an easle card before(?!!) How very cool. From the fist photo, at first I thought it was a neat reflection.

Lizzy xx said...

WOW Netty this is fantastic...luvin the splatters, looks fab as an easel card.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Helen said...

Your splatters are amazing! You must have better puff than me! What a great easel card, I love it.

Anesha said...

Wow, super colours, wonderful background!

Doreen said...

Wow this is gorgeous I love the colours.xxx

MarleneMAZ said...

Gorgeous card Netty! I too used a straw and it was hard work, lol!
Glad that you are going to visit your uncle at this time. I lived in Swindon for a while it has probably changed a lot since I was there.

AngelaC said...

ooooh brill! I love this technique and you have used it fantastically!

Thespa said...

I saw this technique in Tim's book and have been meaning to try it out. Your gorgeous and wonderful card have given me the inspiration I need to give it a shot. Love all the pretty bright colors!

craftattack said...

This is lovely, but how can you call your poor hubbie a stupid man??!! Anyway, men can't help it... All the best for your Uncle, and *see* you again soon! Take care, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wow that rocks!

great design!
hugs Susi

Sandy said...

Oh wow an explosion of colors.
Stunning splah card Netty. Love them.

Daniele said...

wow that looks great....love the coloured splats and your page yesterday was lovely, sorry I didn't leave a comment but I kept getting the dreaded 503 message
hugs x

Pops x said...

Stunning, looks amazing hugs Pops x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous ink splatter Netty, very effective used in conjunctio with an easel card. Hope you enjoy catching up with your Auntie and Uncle, sorry to hear about the cancer. Take care. Tracy Evans x x

Carol Q said...

fab Netty. love this. such bright cheerful colours.

Zoechaos said...

WOW wonderful light bright and exciting. A straw ummm better than my hand pump thing LOL. Love how you have edged the card framing the wonderful splats of colour inside. Hope your visit to Swindon brings comfort and a chance to share the good memories while creating a new one to treasure. (((Hugs))) xx Zoe

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great huffing and puffing--and a card to boot. Who says you can't make cards? Hope you have a wonderful visit with your family, will be praying for all of you during this tough time.

Electra said...

The colours are amzing, Annette! You're an inspiration to me!

Susan Allan said...

Lovely, decorative splashes. Is it really alcohol ink??
Sie xx

imaginationlane said...

I loved your splatter cards..am going to try it myself today! And I got a great laugh over your husband thinking you were ill...too funny...:)

Lynette

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeously fun colors! Love it!

Rachelle said...

Oh! I love the effect you got with the straw. A little more splatter I think. And what a wonderful way to showcase with the easel design. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Enjoy the time you have together.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love how your splatter has turned out, the colours are lovely and bright, brilliant easel card
Kevin xx

Meggymay said...

Love your splatters, its a great card.

coops said...

wow this is fantastic netty.love the vibrancy of the inks :D
sorry to hear about your uncle.

xx coops xx

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous spatter, Annette!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This looks so alive...love the colors and all the vibrant splash!!

Von said...

My goodness netty you must have some puff rofl I tred to do it with a straw about a year ago and got no where lol so well done you :)
Von x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning I too will have to use a straw as do not have the right things in the book,but yours has turned out amazing,beautiful colurs,hope the trip goes well hun,hugs cheryl xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luvin' those colors! Beautiful card, thanks for the sweet comment!

Lori said...

Great card, Netty! Love the colors you used, and very funny story about you using a straw...lol! Have a great weekend!

wearestampers said...

I love your splatter technique! And a clever easel card as well!

Terry said...

Oh I do love how your splatter turned out! Beautiful job! Mine I am still trying to figure out! I know you will treasure this time with your Uncle. Thinking of you!

Lynn Stevens said...

What great vivid colors, I hope I get a chance to play too!

kayc said...

Amazing easel card. Love it! Kathleen x

AJ said...

What a fantastic card... i live the splatter and way you have incorporated that to the design.

Maggie said...

WOW this is amazing great as an easil card, you must have more puff than me!!!

Maggie

Barbara Mason said...

Love how this came out...I can never get enough crows & ravens in my life!!! Easel card? Will have to check out how to make one....Have a good visit-hard tho it is...

Mandy said...

Love your splatters hunny, I bet that was a sight for sore eyes & ears watching & hearing you splatting lol.

I'm pleased you are going to spend some time with your aunt and uncle, sorry to learn he's so poorly hun
hugs Mandy xx

Jennifer said...

Stunning work Netty. Love the splat effect. Sorry for your awful family news...hugs xx Jenny xx

Sandi M said...

I don't know how you did this so well with huffing and puffing! It came out fabulouly :) My family is going thru the same ordeal. I do hope you enjoy your visit. It is precious to spend that time with your uncle.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hey, Netty, this is GORGEOUS! You must have some incredible lung capacity to have created such bold, beautiful patterns the way you did! The colors are stunning, too, and I love the raven gazing up at the butterfly. What a sweet, happy easel card!

I'm so sorry about your Uncle! What a sad thing to go through, for all of you, but I know that seeing your sweet smile will brighten his day. Have a safe trip, and I'l look forward to catching up with you when you get home. :-)

CuddlyBunny said...

NETTY! WOW! This is really so wonderful!

Your colors fairly launch out from the white bits! Beautiful!

And the embellishments, especially the 3D butterfly! YOWZA!

Rosietoes said...

Absolutely one of the most fabulous things you have shown us. I adore this card Nettie.
You must have a strong pair of lungs my girl - smashing splatters!

All the best for your visit - it isn't easy I know. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Edna x

Jules said...

Hi Annette

A great splatter card. Love the colours you have used.

Sorry to read about your Uncle .. .. life can be cruel sometimes.

Love Jules xx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

amazing colors and design! love your card! hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

Andrea C said...

whoa this is just amazing, the splatters are so effective x

MarkoManager said...

Nice post, i follow your blog!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Annette - it's lovely to see all the fabulous things you have been making and this is one is gorgeous.
I am sorry I haven't been over to see you - but I am still alive, just. I have had the girls today so must catch up with paperwork tomorrow, and I am determined to still keep the creating and making going. Work continues to take all of my other time and will for another week or so. I will be back to commenting more regularly soon. Thankyou for staying in touch with me.
Take care.
Luv {brenda} xox

AngieHallHaviland said...

Oh Annette Love your splatter card, it's WONDERFUL!!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Netty! Sorry to hear about your uncle, hope your visit went well.
Alison x

Judy Cantrell said...

Gorgeous card, Netty!

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh Netty, this is just beautiful! I love how you did the edges in black. It really made the colors pop.

Shirl said...

Aww Nettie again memories from my childhood of sitting down and doing technique with my brothers but nothing looked as fabulous as your easel card.
Hugs Shirley x x

johanna said...

those splatters look so cooooool! love the vibrant colors!

Michelle said...

Oh Netty, I'm overwhealmed with all these delicious projects which fill my eyes and lift my heart. I'm sorry it's been so long since I popped over here, been struggling myself with the family so sympathise with your problems. I LOVE everything on here, the altered fram is wonderful and your curiosity bits are amazing. I've not been interested in the book myself but now I see your work I think it's something I need! Wonderful wonderful work!
Much love
Michelle

minnie_mac said...

Brilliant card. Brilliant splatters.

Marilyn

donna said...

Sorry for your sadness. I love your easel card. I used an air compressor that would blow the ink bottles right off the counter. Everything is fair in art!

Julie Forest said...

Hello, Netty! This is simply brilliant all around! Spectacular splatter effect (and your story made me giggle!). Sorry to hear your visit will be a sad one, I know that type of visit myself. Hugs to you! :)

Michele said...

gorgeous splatter art! hope uncle & auntie will be okay. your visit will help i'm sure. xo

Gaby Bee said...

Your splatter turned out fabulous. Love such colorful pieces!

Hells said...

fabulous Nettie

Faye said...

Your easel card with the great splashes of color is fantastic, Netty. I've tried that but haven't gotten such big splashes. Maybe your lungs hold more air than mine.

Linda64 said...

WOW... Love the effect of those straw...The splatters are really looking good!!!
HUGS

1CardCreator said...

The spatter technique looks awesome! Sorry your Uncle is not well. ~Diane