Monday, February 8

Spritz and Spray Love

It's Monday and time for some fun and a new challenge!



This week it's all about spraying and spritzing. There are a ton of sprays out there from many different manufacturers and you can even make your own to match your project exactly.

I decided to make some Valentines using several different sprays - Prima Color Bloom, Dylusions, and Distress and a couple of types of paper, as well as some dies. Basically I wanted to use the same materials, but change it up with each card, and also see how well they worked together (they did great!). 

First, I die cut my hearts and words to use on the cards, or as stencils like I did here, then spritzed and sprayed with the different colors. 


I made a simple spray area by clipping up a sheet of copy paper and laying one down - it works pretty well. Yep, that's my messy work area...


I wanted a different look for each card, and when I stamped the heart in brown, I started thinking chocolate...since they are often given as a gift on Valentine's Day. I hand dye my ribbon using different sprays and stains, and love how I can match it.
paper - Crafters Companion


Here, I wanted to try a bit of a drip technique with the spray, and then added in a bit of glimmer with sequins and beads.
paper - watercolor


I like the pops of color on top of the sprays that I got with the Color Bloom.
paper - Crafters Companion


I flicked some water drops on this one after I finished spraying to get these lovely water marks.
paper - Watercolor


Did you notice the difference in intensity of the colors on the different papers I used? An entirely different look is achieved just by using different surfaces. It's fun to experiment and see how your materials react. Four cards using basically the same things, and each has a unique look. Do you have a favorite? 

Ok, time for you to get your mojo working and start spraying! Be sure to link up and share your creations with us.

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17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous set of cards Maura! all of them are so pretty and I love how you used the die cut hearts as a mask, fabulous technique :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Maura , i love all the cards you made! But my favorite? the last one!
    hugs xx Zoey

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  3. I enjoy looking at your hearts card on Simon Says Stamp. I saved it so I could make it. I have the heart coming in the mail with my order. Thanks for sharing your pretty card. It looks so nice on that black background.

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    1. Glad you like it! You will have fun with the heart!

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  4. Came over from SSS to say how much I like the card. They're all wonderful!

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  5. Like the spritzing look with the heart masking. Favs would be the first with the inked ribbon & chocolate look & the last one with the watercolor paper & wishes sentiment. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Maura , I adore all your different versions !!!! Absolutely great cards!!!! Barbara

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  7. The die makes a great stencil. What a fun way to get messy and create beautifully!

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  8. The die makes a great stencil. What a fun way to get messy and create beautifully!

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  9. So pretty, Maura. Love the bright colors you've chosen! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Love all these beautiful cards! Maura. The backgrounds you created are so pretty. :)

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  11. I adore all these cards, Maura ~ they're just so pretty and love how you've used the die cuts as a stencil with such a great effect! :)

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  12. Wow, you made lots of cards Maura and they are all wonderful! Great example of how to use die cuts as masks.

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  13. How fun it was to see so many "variations on a theme"! It's another tribute to your creativity to share how many different looks you could devise. And each one was stunning!

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