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

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


  1. Love this splatter card Viv xx Jan

  2. 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's another day. Hugs xx

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

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

  9. 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. :)

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

  11. 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 . . .

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. WOW! Those red splats really pop - fab make


  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Love this, looks stunning.

    Kath x

  19. 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
    Less is More

  20. Oh this is fabulous and so striking.

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

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

  23. 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

  24. 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!!

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

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

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

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

  29. 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

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

  31. 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

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

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

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

  35. 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


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