Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Claire Snowdon and her Favourite Technique

Good Morning Splodgers.

How are you today? Thank you for taking the time to come and visit the blog, we have viewers from all over the exciting is that?

Today we are showcasing Claire Snowdon's favourite technique using the SplodgeAway Masks. Claire has chosen using the StenSkapes as her Favourite Technique and has used the 'Mad about Fishing' Stenskape to create this fabby card.

I started with a piece of the SplodgeAway Easy Ink Card, I spritzed this with water and then sprayed three different colours of Dylusions inks onto the card.  I blotted the card and left it to one side to dry.  I love creating backgrounds this way and often use several pieces of cards to mop up the colours with - every single one turns out differently.  The easy ink card is excellent for this technique as it takes lots water very well and the surface of the card still stays perfectly smooth.

Once my sunset type background was fully dry I used the
Mad about Fishing Stenskape to build my scene up gradually.  I used black soot distress ink and cut and dry foam to add the silhouettes straight onto the background.  I then added the shadows in the water by flipping the stencil and sponging through very gently.  I double mounted the scene onto orange and red card before adding it to my card blank.  Just as a finishing touch I added a few ripples around the fisherman's rod using a fine black micron pen.

Thank you to Claire for this beautiful scene,  the colours really finish this card off nicely. More of Claire's work can be found over on her blog.

Enjoy your day and take care,

Susan xx


  1. Stunning! So atmospheric with the colours you've chosen, very clever xx

  2. WOW, this is amazing. love Val in Spain x

  3. wow this is a real beauty, gorgeous sunny scene!
    Claire xx

  4. Anazing card Claire, I love the vibrant background and the sharpness of the fishermen against it

  5. Beautiful card and your background technique has created a lovely vibrant finish.x

  6. I love the colors of backgroud and it provides a dynamic base for the scene to be added great work mary

  7. I love the colors of backgroud and it provides a dynamic base for the scene to be added great work mary

  8. gorjus card hun. Fab colours n silhouettes always look sooooo dramatic! Love it!!! xxxx

  9. Oh Claire this is gorgeous, lovely colours and great shadows! Sam x

  10. Super card and love the colours you have worked with great reflections too!!!
    carol xx

  11. Love the colours you have worked with here. Alovely scene and super reflections!!
    Carol xx