Friday, May 15, 2015

A Bit of Blot

Welcome to May!  This month we are featuring the "Bit of Blot" technique as shown on page 55 of the Annual Inspirations Ideabook.  Be sure to visit all our designers blogs to see their great interpretation of this technique.  The hop is a great big circle, so keep going!  If you get lost along the way or want to refer back to a particular designer you will find a complete list at the end of my post.  If you are coming from Tonya's blog then you are on the right track!!  I've been away from this blog hop for some time and it's great to be back - but I sure picked a doozie of a technique to start back on!
This technique might take a bit of practice to get it exactly like you want it.  Too much water and you'll get a gigantic blob, but not enough water will not get you much ink off the block!  I had the best results when I used a piece of foam from a stamp set under the paper where I was going to blot.  Use a very light touch to begin with.  When it looked like I had too much water I blotted the block on a scrap paper first then applied it to my layout.  I also found that you can continue to blot your block without adding more ink and you will get different blots until the ink is gone or dry!  I did use several different colors on my block at once to achieve some of the variations on the layout but in some places I used just one color on the block. I finished off the background of my layout with some splats of juniper reinker for a different effect.  I hope you are inspired to give this technique a try!
Now before you go on to Melissa's blog, I need your help.  This is a senior picture of my mom and my layout needs a title.  Please leave your suggestions in the comment section!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Today's layout is brought to you by Close To My Heart products:
Jackson Paper Packet
Barn Red Ink
Bamboo Ink
Juniper Ink
Mini Medley Accents - Antique Gold (Retired)
Mini Medley Accents - Rosewood
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Cricut Artiste Cartridge
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This month's designers:
  1. debi barber -
  2. Melissa Robinson -
  3. Sheila Bennett -
  4. Catherine Nowak ~
  5. Darlys Recker -
  6. Melissa David -
  7. Michelle Loncar -
  8. Lisa Plummer -
  9. Belinda McLane -
  10. Aggie Peters-
  11. Tonya Whitehurst -


Michelle said...

Love how you used the blots to age the cardstock!

Unknown said...

Beautiful layout!!! Love the colors and the "aged" background. I'm not good at titles, but maybe something reflective of her beginning her new journey?

Melissa Robinson said...

WONDERFUL page! Who is that in the photo? Sooooo resembles your daughters!

Sheila Bennett said...

Your 'blotted' background looks great!

Unknown said...

That's our Mom. Her Senior picture.

Unknown said...

I love it! Gonna have to try it.

Cat Nowak said...

Stunning!! Love the way your worked this technique. WOW!! Your layout is wonderful.

annieb said...

Great LO as usual.
Title: A Beauty & Brains...with a certificate to prove it.
Your Mom is awesome!

Darlys said...

Amazing layout. The blot technique creates the prefect antique effect. I love it!

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