Monday, September 28, 2009


One of the new features we will have here on Res-Q-Challenge will be "Heartbeats" brought to you by the Cardiologist on call....

The Card-iologist keeps us up to date on what's new and exciting in the world of Crafting and ways that you can incorporate it in your life!

For this first installment Dr. Denise is on duty!

So, while flipping through my latest issue of Creating Keepsakes I noticed lots of retro stuff, like papers and digital brushes. I also noticed a lot of paint splattered 1980's looking backgrounds.
This is such an easy technique to do! There are a few ways to get a good SPLAT of color!

1. Dip a wet paintbrush in acrylic paint and "flick" it on your cardstock. I would suggest 2-3 colors for maximum effect, and don't worry about any big blobs, that is "totally awesome."

2. Try the "rolling marble" technique. Add a few drops of re-inker to an empty SU plastic clamshell box, add a few marbles (you can get them at a dollar store!), roll them around to get inky. Then use a small piece of tape or reposition-able adhesive to attach your cardstock to the top cover of the box. Give it all a shake and viola! Use another box to add a second color, third color, etc. For a detailed and totally fab video of this technique check out Stamp TV with Gina K!

3. Add some re-inker and a few drops of water to a mini mister and spray away! You can even try some glimmer mist on top to add some sparkle!

For this sample I used the rolling marble technique...I think it made a nice patterned paper for a manly card!

recipe: stamps SU Classic Pick Ups
paper- kraft, old olive, white
ink- old olive, more mustard, pumpkin pie, black, copics markers

So this week, challenge yourself to make some splattered, retro creations! Use the keyword RESQ17 and make sure you link your project here in the comments section so we can all see! You may even be featured in our RESQ'd section!


  1. Great job, Denise. I can't wait to try this. It will be perfect for the fall leaf mode I'm stuck in right now. Just can't get enough fall leaves. Sounds like fun.

  2. I love your marbled panel!! Great job on the technique, and I love the truck as's RED, isn't it? LOL :)

  3. Oh, this sounds like fun, D! I hope to try it later tonight.

  4. Cool challenge, D! I love your card - great coloring on the truck. I'll work on a card tomorrow!

  5. What a great card Denise...I love how your bg turned out!
    Here's my splattered card...though I covered up the majority of it, duh!! lol
    ... Joyful Stamper: Shy Bears sending you a Smile!
    Thanks for another great challenge!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  6. Finally got this one finished! Here's mine:


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