Friday, March 16, 2018

SFYTT #58 {Make a Splash!}

Hello friends! I'm super excited to be participating in my first SFYTT as an official Reverse Confetti Design Team member! I love this month's sketch, partly because when I saw it, I  knew it would be a perfect fit for this adorable new Sealiously stamp set and coordinating Sealiously Confetti Cuts! Aren't they just the cutest? I knew that an alcoholic ink background executed with the right technique, would really "make a splash"! LOL! I shared how I created this background further in the post.

To begin, I stamped the adorable seal, splashes and puddle image and got to work coloring them using Copic markers. I used an assortment of cool greys for the seal and blues, of course, for the puddle and drops. Once they were colored, I die cut them and then added some Wink of Stella all over. I also added some Nuvo crystal glaze to each piece. I just love how it makes the seal look; so shiny and slippery wet!

The circle is die cut using a piece of the new Fun Times 6 by 6 paper pad. I love how versatile it is, but I think I may have mentioned that about a bajillion times during the release! Ha Ha! The "make a splash" sentiment strip is from the same pad. I also added a strip of Midnight cardstock above it as per the sketch.

To begin, I set my work space up so that I wouldn't make a mess. I used a piece of Yupo paper and an assortment of alcohol inks and silver metallic mixative. The photo shows gold, as well, but I ended up by only using silver. Also, I have my blender tool with a piece of felt attached, but I didn't end up by needing this for the effect I was trying to achieve.

I added drops of the assorted inks in a circle because I wanted to keep that look for the sketch. I added the silver mixative in here and there as well. After that was done, I dropped some Alcohol blending solution over the top and then used a straw to blow it away from the center of the page so that it would create a "splash" feeling. I kept adding and blowing it until I was satisfied with the result. 

I set it aside to dry and got to work assembling all of the pieces.

A few drops of Nuvo crystal glaze are added here and there around the splash images and a trio of black Nuvo drops completes this design. Once it was dry, I added it to an A2 Iced Aqua card base. I had too much fun creating this! I hope you'll play along! There is a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Thanks for fluttering by!


Tina Nelson said...

What an adorable card! The background works perfectly with this stamp set which is so cute.

Cindy H. said...

This is such a fun card! Love that little seal and your background is simply amazing!

Connie Wine said...

Such a great! great!! card and technique!!

stephanie clapper said...

Hi Kelly! Since my comment is on an older post, I'm not sure if you'll see it. First, I want to applaud you for your blog. You're one of the few designers who detail their work, especially with your techniques. (Like this card). Thank you for helping us novices!! I had a couple of questions. What kind of Yupo paper did you use? I looked online and there's more than one. And is the fixative by Ranger? Thx again, your cards are GORGEOUS!!!

stephanie clapper said...

P.S. I meant"silver mixative", not fixative. Thank you Kelly!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I'm happy to hear that all my ramblings are useful! LOL!😂😂😂 Yes, the mixative is Tim Holtz for Ranger. The Yupo paper is his as well and it is the white version. There is also translucent in the same packaging and it looks white so be careful to get white, if that is what you want. I got mine at Hobby Lobby in their Tim Holtz section. Let me know if you have any other questions and I'd be happy to answer them! Have a great day!

stephanie clapper said...

Hi Kelly! You are a gem! Thank you for your help, sincerely. I'm sorry I'm late in responding, my hubby and I are in a mad dash to get our outside projects done. It's something we've learned from experience, here in Florida. Anyway, your tips on which products to use, are VERY helpful- given the array of products on the market. And I hope you never change a thing about your blog, it's not only a joy to read but SUPER helpful. .