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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Turn a Mess into a Card with Cornelia

Hi, Cornelia here today, making a big mess...

The inspiration from this card probably comes from Eileen Godwin - I think she did something along those lines a while ago.....and if it come from somewhere else the I don't remember, although you may want to checkout Eileen's blog anyhow - it's a feast for the eyes!

I started out with picked raspberry distress ink, smearing it onto an acrylic block and spritzing it with water and then pressing it onto my card stock. Repeated the same thing with chipped sapphire.

Pounced some Hero Arts Neon yellow onto the card.

Positioned my Happy Flowers stencil (after I dried the ink with a heat tool) and sponged black soot distress ink onto the stencil.

Added some stamps from the Mixed Media Elements and did some sponging around the edges.

Could not decide on a sentiment - can always add one later.

Hope you liked this. Are you up for making a mess?

See you next year!

Products Cornelia used in today's project:


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  1. This looks like a flower in the sunset. Very pretty!

  2. Cor Cornelia! I love, love, love that! I am going to have to try and CASE your stunning card. Thank you so much for sharing how you created it too: something new for me to try Karen xx

  3. My messes never turn out that good. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Wow, love your card - it's gorgeously messy!!!!

  5. This card is so so Awesome!!! Love the messy background...Thanks for sharing... :)

  6. Yeah loved the mess !! Its very Interesting !

  7. What a gorgeous art deco piece - love it! Love that you can add any sentiment to it as well.

  8. Such a cool and contemporary card! I love the picked raspberry peeking through. Great use of the Stencil and stamp combo! Thanks so much for the inspiring post & Happy Crafty New Year! :-)

  9. This is what I call a "beautiful mess", love it!

  10. What a cool messy card! LOVE the way you use the stencil on top of the inky background :D THANKS for the inspiration!

  11. that's quite a messy card but i really like it! love the bright colors peeking out from under the black flowers!

  12. Very cool card - it's a piece of art! Great inspiration!

  13. Love how your inky mess turned out Cornelia. I love how any watercolored mess can be saved and magically turned into a work of art. TFS my friend.


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