Spritz, Splatters, Dots and Stripes!

Hello … bonjour … bon dimanche!  Today, I have a few cards to share, inspired by plenty of different challenges (badges at the bottom), so I’ll keep the chat short and sweet!  First in the line up, a delicate little libellule (dragonfly … isn’t it pretty in French!) …

A base card, masked, sponged with Distress Inks, spritzed with Shimmer Spray and white heat embossed with a WPlus9 sentiment.  A white panel splattered with Distress Inks, split and popped up over it, with the lower part stamped with a secondary sentiment (from the same WPlus9 set). A Clearly Besotted libellule, cut in vellum (shimmered) and white, hovers over the ‘water’ as the sun glints on the scattering of rainstones.  Here’s a detail shot …

She’s flying off to …

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … No Bloom Option

SSS Wednesday – Splatter It

SSS Work It Wednesday – Add Some Sparkle

Next on stage, a bright, summery, almost one layer little pretty …

The flower is from a lovely fresh set from WPlus9, it’s stamped direct onto the card base, and has had white highlights and glossy accents added to dress it up for a party (it is a birthday card after all!).  It’s grounded on a strip of white highlighted striped washi, under which sits a WPlus9 sentiment, and has been very delicately splattered with Distress Ink.  This is appearing at …

Happy Little Stampers CAS – Flower

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes … No Tie One On Option

SSS Wednesday – Splatter It

Uniko – Flower

Third in the spotlight, a ray of sunshine …

You may be thinking this looks familiar … and you’d be right.  When this card was made, it was ultra clean and embellishment free … this second one (started at the same time) has put on it’s party outfit … now it glows!  The extra’s include an ombre sponged sentiment, all shimmered up, lots of splattery party confetti, and jewels in the form of Lucy’s Little Things (thanks, Judith!).  This is partying at …

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes … No Tie One On Option

SSS Wednesday – Splatter It

Finally, after all that sunshine, a cool, fresh, calm card to finish …

A white panel, stamped with a Papertrey Ombre Builders background in grey, two Concord & 9th leaves, die cut from a piece of smooshed-with-greens watercolour card, and adhered flat, and a sentiment from SSS.  The panel was popped up on craft foam on the base.  This is joining in at …

Curtain Call – Inspiration below

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … No Bloom Option

Muse – Anything Goes

That’s it from me for now … hope your weekend has been a happy one.  Thanks so much for spending some time with me … your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂





48 thoughts on “Spritz, Splatters, Dots and Stripes!

  1. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Such delicate cards! Its Libelle in German, so quite similar. The water splatters and “watercolory” background are just perfect for this amazing insect, as it likes to fly around lakes and rivers! That sunny flower for sure will brightens anybodies birthday! Of course I remember the first card you did. I had to look at it again and I must say I am just a big fan of splatters and the ombre yellow “happy” adds an extra highlight! Your last card – an elegant beauty! Have a peaceful Sunday evening, my friend!

  2. Michele F

    Anita that darling dragonfly is gorgeous in any language!!! A collection of perfection for a sunny Sunday afternoon! and that little bit of grey on your last panel tops it off beautifully for me! xx

  3. Sandie

    Wow you have been crafty! These are all fab but I just love the arty look of the second art and how you grounded it with the black strip. Have a fun week ahead x

  4. lostinpaper

    What a fantastic collection of inspiration Anita! Those spatters add such a great detail (mine often look like a blobby mess lol), love those two die cut leaves on the stripey base!

  5. catcraig

    That is quite a round up of challenges for your cards Anita. And I have to say each card is fabulous and I am loving each and every design. I love the split layer panels and your leaves card is so soothing. This post and all the cards ranks in my top five of your fab creations.

  6. Aileen

    Fabulous collection of cards Anita, with lots of inspiration. Love them all and always love that card base you use, shows everything off to perfection.

  7. hobbitnoll

    Wow!! You totally ROCKED all these challenges. Where to start first? I adore your first card with all that splatter and blue-one of my favorite colors. I also am in love with that little dragonfly!! Your one layer card is perfection. Still so bad at doing those. Mine always seem like the are missing SOMETHING. The yellow birthday card is so bright and cheery. LOVE this design and like that you brought it out again. I need to do more of this when I am in a rut. Your last card is simply genius too. I have those leaf dies and have yet to use them!! All of these are just FANTASTIC!!

  8. ardythpr1

    Beautiful collection of cards! Love those long leaves in the cool greens with the perfect neutral background! Thanks for joining us at our Anything Goes week at Muse!

  9. susannev2014

    So much splattered loveliness! You were on a splattering roll, girl! Love that delicate libellule fluttering over the water, the sunny flower, the splattered ray of sunshine (also liked the first version but this one is even better), as well as those elegant leaves over the subtle background! You are amazing coming up with so many fabulous cards in one post!

  10. Brenda

    Oh my goodness, all of your cards are just beautiful Anita!! I want to thank you for the card you sent to me. The little girl I babysit was excited to see a card from such a long ways off. She was awe struck as I am every time I see your beautiful cards up close and personal. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me! Sorry for letting you know in a comment that your card got to me but my Internet is out. The modem box went out so using my phone to comment and answer emails. Hugs, Brenda

  11. Darnell J Knauss

    Well done on your Fourfer, Anita, and I love the theatrical way you have presented these stunning creations! I think the fir, no the sec, no the thi ~ oh, heck, I cannot pick a fave! I think there is a four-for-four chance of all of these showing up in the winners galleries of all these challenges!! LYAMYMAAHYHATWA! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Gerrina

    Wow what a treat this post!
    Love how the blue spatters look on the first card; they bind it together and give it such a warm feel’! The bold stripe is great on the 2nd (want to try that myself….) and the shape on the 3rd is super with that beautiful sunny sponging. Think the first is my favorite, but the last came so close; love the graphic design combined with the so natural-looking leaves…. Hope you have a good week planned! Hugs, Gerrina

  13. conil

    You get the prize for the most challenges achieved in one post…and so many winners in this lot. You have definitely mastered the spatter trend. I won’t even try to pronounce libellule from your first card…stunning…love the die against those blues. And that “simple, not so simple” bloom on the second makes my heart happy (yellow, you know). Then you not only dressed it up, but put in couture for your third card…that one’s awe inspiring. But wait…there’s more. Using those skeletal leaves over the grey makes for an amazing card. Wow!…you’re really on a roll. Where do you find the time?

  14. kimheggins

    So many incredible cards Miss Anita…love them all. So happy I don’t have to choose a favorite of your wonderful collection. Your sweet yellow and orange flower is as pretty as can be. Thank you so much for playing along with us at HLS!

  15. BarbGhig

    Oh, what a beautiful collection of cards, Anita! Where do I begin? Your splatters are absolutely perfect with this darling dragonfly and I love your bold white sentiment on the first card! LOVE the summery color palette on your 2nd card, and your ray of sunshine with an ombre sentiment on your 3rd! Of course, you never disappoint with your CAS creations, so I’m not surprised to see your lovely gray and white panel with those gorgeous fronds…just WOW, my friend! I’m so happy to see that you’ve had so much fun in your craft room 🙂 Hugs…Barb

  16. Rosemary D

    what an amazing group of cards, anita! each one clean and simple, but then brought to another level with the addition of little finishing touches!!

  17. Debby

    Oh WOW what a fabulous selection of cards, they are all brilliant.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  18. inkyfingersandribbon

    Oh much so many pretty cards ! I have to say my favourite is the first one, gorgeous colours. All are beautiful though.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  19. Marisela Delgado

    Anita, mi amiga! I love your cards. The one with the libelula is my favorite because of your color choice and how you sectioned the card. Muy bonita! Beautiful card.

  20. Claire A

    Looks like you’ve had plenty thank you for teaching me some French..obviously a word I missed at GCSE level French!) The second one has showcased those W Plus 9 blooms perfectly and I like the fresh take on the third one. Loved the orginal! The simplestamped background on the last on is just gorgeous…you’ve made me want that set now! Congrats on your top 3 at LIM by the way!

  21. Patti

    I’m bowing!! what a beautiful lineup! each delightful card is a little work of art : )

    Thank you for entering your wonderful cards in the gallery at Seize The Birthday! We always love seeing your work there.


  22. quilterlin

    Anita, you’re the winner of our “Splatter It!” challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog! Congrats! Please visit the Winner’s post there to see how you can claim your prize!

  23. Jenny M

    Wow!! You’re such a busy card maker…. all four are fantastic but those leaves on the dotted background are my fave, i cant resist a bit of greenery 😉 x

  24. born57

    So beautiful cards here again today , Anita! The splatters look wonderful! The happy card with the split looks amazing and I so love the simplicity of the last card with the leaves and the striped background !

  25. Sharron Gregory

    Such an amazing collection, Anita! There’s so much inspiration! Love the dragonfly and the artful splatters. The sweet flowers and your split design are so wonderful. And I love the Concord & 9th leaves on a simple card. I am so glad I already have those!

  26. BożenA

    Beautiful layered stamping has allowed you to create these amazing flowers. I love the delicacy of this card. The other cards are equally beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Thank you for making this beautiful card available in our HLS CAS challenge.
    BożenA DT HLS

  27. Sarah

    Oh my! You have been busy! What a delightful array of beauty! Each card so different but eyepopping throughout. Great to see you join us again at uniko and HLS CAS challenges thanks so much x

  28. Jeanne

    Wonderful and delightful cards, Anita! Love the colors and the simplicity that helps make each one pop beautifully in their own way. Thanks ever so much for sharing. 🙂

  29. Carol Steedman

    What a fabulous collection of cards Anita and you have really nailed the spatter technique! I particularly like your first card with the delicate dragonfly – so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  30. Bobby

    If I didn’t have your cards to look at I could still see them in my mind’s eye with your wonderfully descriptive phrases, Anita. Splatters galore add a fun element to the first three cards and shimmer always says ‘look at me’.

  31. Beverley Brown

    It is always such a delight stopping by your blog Anita, such a beautiful array of creativity. I certainly do love the French word for Dragonfly, so much more elegant. Loving your Summer florals, as we hang on to Summer a little longer 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  32. cmayne

    You’ve treated us to an array of wonderful summer-themed images! The dragonfly is ever so elegant; the blooms and ray of sunshine, cheerful; the leaves, certainly cool and refreshing! Inspired and inspiring, all!
    Hugs and love~c


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