Friday 17 June 2016

A fabulous work of art ........ then it's back to Bourton we go

Happy Friday ......

Just a quick post this morning to say .... Cheerio!
I'm off to the UK later to spend a nice relaxing week (as if that's going to happen ...... when do the Walmsley's ever do relaxing!) in the lovely Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.  This will be our home again for the next 7 days ......

 ...... the picturesque Fairlie Cottage on the banks of the River Windrush ........ apparently, they say that this is the most photographed cottage in Bourton ..... the last time we were there, every morning when you opened the curtains there was always someone taking a picture so they could just be right!! It is a pretty cottage though .,.... especially when the roses are in full bloom.

Anyway ... I have a plane to catch so must get on.

I'm playing along with this week's Less is More Challenge .... well, it is One Layer Week after all!
The theme this week is ......

You all know how I like to splatter ink here and there ...... so I just couldn't resist this one.

Distress Stain splatters ..... straight from the bottle .... love doing this and the results are always great.

I cut a mask the size of my sentiment (Stampin Up! Work of Art stamp set) and placed it onto my card.  I then took the bottles of Distress Stain .... Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade..... and literally splat them straight down onto the card, over the edges of the mask

This is so much fun to do .... no two splats are ever going to be the same, and, depending on how hard you hit the bottle onto the card, it will vary the size of the splatters.  The harder you hit the card with the bottle, the bigger the 'splat'

Once the mask was removed I stamped my sentiment in the middle, and then using a fine liner I drew around where the mask had been

And I had to splatter the inside too ......

Well that's it from me this week ...... I'm off to throw the last few bits into the suitcase and then we're on our way!
I'm not taking any craft stash with me either ..... so it really is a break.  I am taking my laptop though so I'll be able to keep an eye on things.  And my note book is coming with me too, so I can jot down ideas and plan stuff.  I'm looking forward to a really lazy week.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time ......


Esther said...

Gorgeous card! So much colour and movement. I love the use of the DS to get unique splatters. Fab LIM entry. Enjoy your week over here in the UK - your holiday cottage looks beautiful :)

Redanne said...

Love your splats Linda! We have just had a wonderful holiday in Northumberland... hope you have a great one too! Hugs, Anne xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Crisp, clean and one-layered elegance Linda and great to see this vibrant card in the gallery this week. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

Neets B said...

CAS perfection and wonderful splats, love those bright colours. Have an absolutely wonderful break, the cottage looks beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Glennis F said...

Have a lovely holiday

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

What a wonderful design and perfect placement of your zingy splats and sentiment Linda. Your card is really CAS-tastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Chrissie said...

Sorry I'm a little late visiting this time!
This is terrific splattering... quite a dangerous occupation I should think... but brilliantly done!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Tiya-B said...

love your splats, they make such a fun and beautiful card!