Saturday, 28 July 2012

Splodge N' Stamp Part 4.....

Project by Sam Crowe

Equipment Used

My SplodgeAway Mat
Splodge-A-Mask Heart Edges
Crafty Individuals Stamps: Bird Cage CI-320, Music CI-194
Wording Stamp - Designed by Sam Poole "SteamPuni Dreams"
Adirondack Inks : Denim / Butterscotch / Currant / Juniper
Tom Hotz Distress Ink "Aged Mahogany
All items have been bought in Suzicraft.

 I started this project on a piece of bunting because it is nice to not always work on a square or oblong. Actually a triangle is a very easy shape to work on, its obvbious from the start where the best focal point is, but you still have another three areas that you can play with as a singular area without taking the attention away from the main centre piece. I just started with one of my new and favorite stamps, the bird cage as my centrepeice, then I played with the positioning of the diamond and music stamps I just wanted to draw the eye to each area of the triangle. I then embossed the top with the SplodgeAway heart edge mask and made sure I positioned it so that there was a heart over each area where I would be adding the holes.

Then the fun begins I love to colour areas with just my inks and sponge and my SplodgeAway mat. It gives me great satisfaction when I get a good bit of shading or when I manage to highlight one particular part of a stamp with a colour but have a totally different colour right next to it without you being able to "see the join".  I did the tag too so that you can see the theme of the bunting straight away, of course the standing out bit is the flower. The blue colour stands out  and though the flower itself doesn't stand out to be too different it still gets noticed. My good crafting buddy Joan reminded me that maybe I should use some of my beads from my pile of rejected jewellry making equipment because she has been mixing them into her projects lately, thanks Joan. Anyway, I hope you like it. I am absolutely hooked on the Adirondack inks, the colours are so vibrant.

Sam Crowe


  1. very nice sam, beautiful colours x

  2. Love this Sam - I must admit I NEED to try doing something different to cards. I have so many bits and pieces that can be used or even altered! I do like the colours you have used on this, they mix really well together. Lovely!

    Hugs Sue P xx (my very new blog)