Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sprinkles and Smiles with Sprays

There's a few days left to join in the challenge at

We've been having so much fun using sprays this month.
I love trying new things and becoming a bit more comfortable 
with techniques I'm not sure of.

We've had some amazing entries in the gallery.
So much inspiration!

To make this card, I used a technique that Joanna (Jo-Jo's Spot) shared with us.
Thanks, Joanna!

I used embossing paste through a stencil then sprayed with the stencil in place.
I used a homemade spray of diluted Daffodil Delight re-inker and
another of diluted Calypso Coral. When it was dry, I went over it with Wink of Stella.
It really sparkles!

I taped over the stem before adding the paste and spraying.  After the
paste was dry, I replaced the stencil and sponged the stem.
While the ink was still wet, I brushed on some Spring Green Pearl Ex Powder.

So I used Stamping, Stenciling, Spraying, and Sponging.

I think this is my favorite card that I've made.

Amazing considering that at the beginning of the month I was
not enjoying using sprays.

Now I'm so glad I gave them a good chance.

And I found that the homemade work very well.  No need to buy.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sprinkles and Smiles (PB)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Shabby Shutters
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.)
Other:  Lovely Large Flower Stencil (Stampers Anonymous), Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi), Water Spritzers (SU), Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral Re-inkers (SU), Spring Green Pearl Ex Powder, Wink of Stella, Glass beads (SSS) 


JosieD said...

Such a cheerful looking card! And a terrific looking technique with the embossing paste and spray.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous inspiration. There are so many ways to use stencils and sprays etc. as this challenge is proving. Your card is artsy, beautiful and loving the techniques x More ideas for me to try, thank you x

Loll said...

Your card is gorgeous Bonnie. I LOVE the paste through the flower head only ... makes it stand out above the stem --- fantastic design element. And I can see the sparkles from the wink .... very pretty. I'm happy that you have had lots of fun playing with sprays. :) xx

Liz said...

A beautiful card, Bonnie. An interesting way to use the stencil - another technique to try. xx

Linda said...

Bonnie, this is gorgeous. Great technique.

Marcia HIll said...

Guess I need to get my refills out and play some more with sprays...this card is absolutely gorgeous Bonnie! Love the sparkle too...SO pretty!! :0)

Gramma Sarah said...

Just a note... I just tried Inka Gold in water to spray... wowzer, it really shines. Lovelovelove this card too. Sparkle is the name of the game.

TK said...

Beautiful, Bonnie! Glad you enjoyed playing, even if it took the month to figure out some new things!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I'm so pleased that you gave sprays a good chance, because you are turning out some marvellous projects using them Bonnie my friend! This is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Stunning Bonnie!!! My favorite too, but I have loved all your sprayed cards this month. I made my own sprays too and now find I am using on non CAS Mix Up cards too. TFS and always Inspiring us with your beauties.
Hugs, Nancy

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is one awesome card - love the deep green below the vibrant flower.

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, lovely effect and colours.

Nancy Stislow said...

What a wonderful technique using sprays, Bonnie! Love the results of this beautiful card! What gorgeous colors too! Thanks for your details in creating this.

Susan said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! I have a whole box full of sprays and I don't think I've ever used them or at least not very often. You've inspired me. I'll have to drag them out.

Susan said...

Love the spray on top of the paste. It must be really shimmery with the Wink of Stella. Perfect sentiment to go with your sprinkling of glass beads.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I could tell that this was really sparkly. That's a cool idea to spray the embossing paste. That opens up the door for all sorts of colors!

Pat said...

I have just seen this stencil over at Loll's blog and you have both done wonders with it. The texture paste has given it great dimension and you can see the lovely sparkle too. x

MaryH said...

Love this flower stencil. Saw it on Loll's and liked it so much there, now enjoying it in another version here on your blog. TFS the links to the techniques too, I'll be looking at those. Your sprays are just wonderful. Must try this! Hugs & TFS.

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Bonnie and a great technique! I've managed to miss the challenge again this month!

Greta said...

Boy did this turn out great, Bonnie! I really need to make use of my stencils & my sprays as I have a huge collection of both! Sometimes I think it'd be better not to have so many products & ideas--haha!