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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  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 :-)

    Lols x x x

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

  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.

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

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

  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!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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

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

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

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

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

  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! :)

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

  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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