Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Carol's Summer Loving.

Good Afternoon Splodgy Splodgers,

Sorry this is a late post, we only came back from our mini holiday yesterday and you would of thought I had been away for a month the amount of things that need doing. I know alot of people have had thunder and lightning storms so I hope you are all ok, we are still waiting for it here.

Tom has been busy at SplodgeAway HQ, he is currently designing lots of new masks for the website aswell as more new ideas for T.V. The machines are now plumbed into the new unit and I think everything should be back to normal soon.

Today Carol is showcasing her 'Summer
Loving' project and if the sun isn't shining where you are it definately is here :-)

"Well as I write this the sun is still blazing in the sky, so it prompted the idea for this card. The design is quite simple, using the Dotty The Lot and Tread Plate Layout Masks. Basically the sun shape and its rays were cut out and coloured with Distress Stains...Worn Lipstick, Marmalade and Linen. I really wanted to get the feel of the heat from the scorching sun and think I managed it. Next the pieces were put through the Spellbinders to emboss and the raised areas highlighted in darker shades of the same inks..
The background card was white to start with but again a graduation of the inks from dark to light was blended with cut and dry and the wonderful Splodge Mat. The bottom rays of the sun were adhered to the base card and the uppermost ones raised on tiny foam pads for a bit of height. The little Sunshine was stamped and then..... I couldn't resist this little hula hula penguin enjoying the sunshine"
Hope you enjoyed seeing this.
Carol xx
Thank you Carol for a stunning showcase, I just love it!!

Before I go I would also like to say thank you to Sam who was one of the first members on the D.T team. Sam has decided to step down from SplodgeAway and we wish her luck in the future.

Well I had better go, I need to go and buy a new car seat for Holly! She is nearly 6 months and has outgrown her chair already!

Enjoy your day and see you tomorrow,

Susan xx


  1. Carol this is absolutely gorgeous and ties in with the theme so well. nice use of the masks.x

  2. A fabulous make Carol, love the warmth you've created, the sun is great, and I love the techniques you've used, brilliant graduation in your blending too xxx Zoe xx

  3. What a fab card Carol, you've really captured that hot summer feeling.
    claire xx

  4. Fab card Carol, and that little penguin is sooooo cute :)

  5. How gorgeous Carol!! Love the sun great idea xx

  6. what a 'hot' card hun! lol. LOVE the hula penguin too and your colour palette is FAB xxxxx

  7. This is lovely, very clever too. Sam x