Friday, May 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - A Bit of Blot

 It's time for another Technique Hop challenge! This month we have 12 consultants sharing ideas on this theme which is all about blots! See page 55 in our Annual Expressions book.

If you're coming from Melissa David's blog you're on the right path. Just click on the link at the end of this post to continue on the hop.

So...what is a blot you ask? In this case its what you can do with an ink pad, acrylic block and spritzer! You can put in on the block directly from the ink pad as I did here. Or you can use a sponge dauber to pat ink on the block. Then you spritz it with water in our Spray Pen and stamp! Its that easy and you can make so many things this way. Here I've made backgrounds for flowers. I used a 1" x 1" block to create the background of the flower. Next I stamped the spike image on top to finish the flower. You get such unique looks this way! For the butterflies I used the stamp rolling technique. I first inked in Canary the tapped the edges on the Cotton Candy ink pad and stamped! As long as you go from a light to dark ink you won't contaminate your ink pads. Oh...for the Happy Birthday message I curved the stamp to fit around the 4 You image. Thats one of the great things about acrylic stamps!

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Blossom stamp set from WOTG, Your Own Kind of Wonderful (butterfly)
--Cardstock: Gypsy
--Acrylic blocks: 1"x1", 2"x2"
--Spray Pen with water
--Washi Tape: Boardwalk, Carnival

Let's go shopping!
If you don't have one, I'd love to be your consultant!

Now it's time to hop over and see what Lisa Plummer has to share. 
Thanks for hopping by. 

Have fun hopping!


  1. Cute idea to use these use blots as backgrounds for the flowers!

  2. Very unique way to add color to the flowers!

  3. Great idea! Love the blots as the background for the flowers.

  4. clever idea to create blots as background colors. Great card. Love the butterflies