Challenge Up Your Life With Splatters

Hello friends and happy April 1st!  We’re moving right along into Spring now and it seems that I’m still waiting for the warmer temperatures to come rolling in any time now.  Hope that you’re enjoying the season wherever you are. 


Today I’m super excited to be joining the “Challenge Up Your Life” challenge blog as a guest designer!  I had previously won a Top 3 and a future guest design spot from a past challenge I had entered.  So today their new challenge for April is “SPLATTERS“.  Hope you can share your splattering makes with us this month!  (Check out the challenge blog for details and inspiration!)


Here’s the card that I’ve created for this month’s challenge:

I haven’t used my alcohol inks in a while and I just got some new Black Alcohol ink cardstock to try out.  I started by dropping some alcohol ink “mixatives” and added a few other metallic and non-metallic alcohol inks over it.  It seemed that the Pearl “mixative” was a good base to layer other colors over top of it.  I pushed the colors around a bit with an air blower where I wanted, but left some black area in places too.  I then took a brush and loaded it with some silver metallic alcohol ink and splattered over the panel.  I thought the black made for a really easy galaxy style background with great results.

Once I was finished with the look, I also took some silver foil that picks up places over the “wet looking” areas of the alcohol inks.  This is such a shinny and shimmer look!

The stamp I chose to use for the card comes from the Taylored Expressions Gus & Gertie-Best Buds stamp set and dies.  I stamped and colored the image on white cardstock, then cut it out with the coordinating die.  The die also cuts the stars next to the image, but I just cut this die out again in silver mirror cardstock for just placing the stars where I wanted them on my card.  I also took a strip of regular black cardstock and silver heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set and layered it over more silver mirror cardstock. 

The alcohol ink panel as layered over the silver mirror cardstock and attached to an A2 sized top folding black card base.  And before popping up the colored image with foam tape, I splattered some yellow over the moon and then once dry I covered it with a glitter brush pen.  It’s so hard to capture it all in a photo, but hopefully you can see some of the details if I point it out.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today with the “splatters” theme and come join in the challenge with us this month!

Thanks so much for stopping in and enjoy your day!


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25 thoughts on “Challenge Up Your Life With Splatters

  1. Huge congrats on your guest design spot for making this great card! I just love those alcohol inks and how you created this fun little card! It’s a scene right out of space and it’s just delightfully cute! Well done, and happy April and happy spring wishes coming your way today 🙂


  2. Absolutely gorgeous background, Vicki! I’ve never worked with those particular inks nor have I seen the alcohol ink black paper. Marvelous effects.


  3. What a fantastic background for a night /galaxy sky Vicki, I love it, and love your moon and cute little critter nestled comfortably on there gazing at the stars, great sentiment in silver embossing and gorgeous card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  4. Stunning card, Vicki !!! I love your galaxy, it looks like this and I love the colors. I didn’t know there was a black card for alcohol inks. Your choice of black background is a brilliant choice.


  5. Gus and Gertie sure look happy resting on the wonderful moon and WOW to your galaxy background. The colours of the alcohol inks and the pearl look amazing Vicki x. I didn’t know there was black alcohol ink card, so thanks for that and many congratulations with guesting x.


  6. Vicki, your gorgeous card is out-of-this-world magnificent! (Pun intended, sentiment fully meant.)

    Thank you very much for guiding us through the process of how you created that stellar (sorry, I can’t help myself ;D) galaxy background – and for sharing that there is black alcohol cardstock. I had not caught wind of that before.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


  7. this is so creative…I just love it all…It may be my imagination, but I see a hand on the other side of the moon out in the galaxy. You do fabulous work and you do so many styles so well!


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