Saturday, 11 April 2015

Splatters of Joy

Spent today catching up with some paperwork then had a pleasant little wander round blogland.
Have struggled to find any enthusiasm for anything over the last couple of days after a meeting the other night where tempers in certain quarters became somewhat frayed - got me to thinking that there is rather more to life than aggravation!

Onwards and upwards though so forced myself to actually 'do' something this afternoon - found a couple of challenges and here's the result -
Yep - the dreaded 'one layer' card and not only one layer but CAS and all stamped!
Well out of my comfort zone - no papers, no embellies, (although I MIGHT add a couple of sequins at a later stage - LOL), no nuffink 'cept stamping!

Used a Memory Box 'Whisper Print Geranium' stamp as the centrepiece and simply stamped over it with a variety of different silhouette foliage stamps from different sets.

The splatters are all from a Visible Image set inked in Festive Berries DI.
The sentiment is an old one and one of my favourites - even if I'm not feeling much joy from certain quarters at the moment! I am being reminded by the other half that their dreadful nasty attitude is THEIR problem not mine  -and I have to reluctantly agree!!
Challenges -
Less is More - Splatters
Fantasy Stampers - CAS
Frosted Designs - Splatters
ATSM - CAS

Weather here has taken a turn for the worse after the beautiful week we've had - think we're going to get wet at the Club's Summer Opening Day tomorrow! Just typical!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you're doing. x

37 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Love this splatter card Viv xx Jan

Carole said...

Guess you ain't feeling much joy at the moment.....I feel sadness(the black) and anger(the red) in this card...but I do like it...very different and I think you have done brilliantly with it. It would be well out of my comfort zone too! Funny how what we do or don't do reflects our emotions...chin up and enjoy tomorrow...it's another day. Hugs xx

Susan said...

Great job on your card! I really like that sentiment!

Sally H said...

It is a fab card, Viv, and certainly doesn't look out of your comfort zone! Hope your weekend improves. If all else fails I take my frustration out in the kitchen, beating the hell out of some eggs or a cake!

Mrs A. said...

Maybe out of your confort zone but you have risen to the occasion with this lovely card. I love the over stamping effect. hugs Mrs A.

brenda said...

Stunning Viv, the comment above made me smile, not sure about that and not exactly what I recall when I studied psychology but whatever it's a real eye catcher.

Have a good Sunday and try and stay calm tomorrow evening.

B x


vic said...

You done a great job with this one layer card I hope your having a better day today
Hugs
Vic x

Jackie said...

If this is being 'out of your comfort zone' then let's have lots more, it's stunning :o)
Jackie xx

Sue said...

Lovely card Viv hugs xx

Julie B said...

A great bit of crafty therapy Viv! I can forget all my troubles when engrossed in a project in the craft room.
Love the red and black against the white base, reminds me of my old Sheff Utd scarf!
Hope the sun shine on your club opening and thanks for sharing over at Fantasy Stampers and ATSM. :)

Ankie vd Polder said...

Wow, what a wonderfull, colorfull card. Hugs, Ankie

SARN said...

Well . . . this is a WONDERFUL card Viv . . . right up my street . . . and I'm intending to get splatty on a card later and join in.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

PS: Deffo MORE to life than aggravation . . .

Meggymay said...

Fantastic one layer card Viv, love the red splatters.
Yvonnexx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

You've splattered and stamped fantastically Viv and you shouldn't worry about one layer week as this is fabulous.
I'm thrilled to see you've linked up at ATSM and Less is More and thanks so much for playing along.
Sarah

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card... Love the colours you have used...,
Hugs Sylvie cxx

Kathyk said...

WOW! Those red splats really pop - fab make

Kathyk

Neets B said...

Well, if this is what you produce when you force yourself to do something you've got nothing to worry about, fabulous one layer card. Easier said than done but try not to let others drag you down. Sending hugs and sun from Devon. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning one layer design!! Love the colors!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Kathleen said...

Love this, looks stunning.

Kath x

Anne said...

Viv what a gorgeous card, striking colour choices.
I'm sorry you are having aggro just now and I'm sure you can rise above it!
Years ago my ex said to me that when people get so angry it is usually because they are so far in the wrong it is the only thing they can do... wise words.
Thank you for joining us at LIM
Anne
Less is More

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and so striking.
luv
Debby

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Chrissie said...

OOh fabulous Viv! I love the limited colour palette on this one!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lynne K said...

Love this, Viv! A great CAS design, and the red and black suit it perfectly. Would never guess CAS is not your thing!

Lynne x

Pia S said...

I didn't realize this was a one layer card until I read your comment. It has a really nice dimensional feel to it, love the splatter details. Nice!!

Raechelle Bellus said...

The red splats make such a wonderful impact! This is fabulous!

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable, you make the simplest shaped card look like a million.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Gerrina said...

Beautiful card! Love that you combined the red and black; this card really pops! Have a colourfull week!

thassos456 said...

Beautiful card. Love the red and black colour combo and the quote :)

Viv said...

Ooh this is fab Viv, a real change for you too as you say! I am making cards well our of my comfort zone atm. too, what is it with us all lol ! I do hope things settle down for you soon.........remember....deep breaths my lovely friend ;) hugs Viv xx

Tenia Nelson said...

So very AWESOME!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

JayBe said...

You did a great job with your one layer, Viv - stunning. I love the contrast between the black and red. Thanx for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx
http://jaybescraftybitz.blogspot.co.uk

Christina Lampropoulou said...

Soooo beautiful catd!!!! I love the splattered areas on it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frosted designs!

Kathleen White said...

What a gorgeous card. You splattered the paint perfectly! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Lori Apgar said...

Love your black, white and red card - very pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!

Helen said...

Love it! The black and red together is really dramatic and I love the sentiment you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

Helen x