OLS15 Blowin’ in the Wind

OLS15 Blowin' in the wind Heather Telford

The One Layer Simplicity challenge this month is “Blowin’ in the Wind”. Karen is challenging us to show wind on our cards.  She suggests using a straw to blow paint dropped onto your paper, stamp an image that shows something blowing in the wind or maybe try splatters that go in one direction?

I tried a few of her suggestions on my card beginning with a image that blows in the wind and also invites us to blow it ourselves – the dandelion seed head. I stamped and embossed the dandelion and three seeds on watercolour paper then re-inked the stamp with iced spruce distress stain. I spritzed the stamp, then after stamping, spritzed the paper until the stain started to spread. I tilted the  paper to make the colour move in one direction then stamped again in salty ocean distress stain and milled lavender. I spritzed and tilted and moved a bit of colour around with a brush until I was happy with the coverage. To finish I splattered a bit of blue and grey then added the sentiment in versafine Smokey Grey. It just so happens that the Less is More challenge this week happens to be Splatters on a one layer card. Yay, I’m in!

Even though I had taped down the watercolour paper it was still a bit warped once it dried. I decided to iron it which got the kinks out and also removed the embossing. Karen has been doing all sorts of fabulous backgrounds with Bister on her cards lately which has inspired me to create a similar watery splashed background. I don’t have any Bister but I am happy with the way the colours bled and spread on this piece.

Thanks, Karen for a great challenge and all the wonderful inspiration on your blog, Snippets.


Stamps:  Heartfelt, Dandee (PB)
Inks: Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce, Milled Lavender Distress Stains (Ranger) Versamark, Versafine smokey grey (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: clear embossing powder

19 Comments on “OLS15 Blowin’ in the Wind”

  1. Wow – amazing – lots of wind here – looks really dramatic!

  2. This is fabulous and has such movement! xxx

  3. Beautiful! ALL what you do is beautiful Heather!

  4. halligan1247 says:

    Absolutely beautiful Heather!

    Helen Halligan Sent from my iPad


  5. Fabulous blowing in the wind… 🙂

  6. Lindsey says:

    Perfect sense of movement to this card. (As an aside… I am starting to wonder if Bister might be the Next Big Thing…)

  7. Ksenija says:

    Heather, just a piece of art! Yesterday I contacted you via your contact form, did you get my message? Would be glad to hear from you

  8. Pat says:

    This is a great image full of movement for this theme and the colours are gorgeous Heather. I also love the white embossing. x

  9. Maaike says:

    what a stunner

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely card, Heather. You certainly created the feeling of movement you wanted with the inks and the stamping. I did laugh at the vision of you ironing the card – will have to remember that it removes the embossing 🙂 Elizabeth xx

  11. Anne Sweeney says:

    Heather, I would love to see how you did this ! For a one layer card ,th

  12. Sarah says:

    FABULOUS splattering Heather and combined with your stunning stamped image it’s magnificent. Love it and the colours especially.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  13. chriss58 says:

    You have truly captured the essence of the challenges with this awesome card!

  14. Julie B says:

    I had the same idea about the dandelion clocks but haven’t got around to doing it yet after my first attempt in another direction went belly up!
    Love how the colours blend and I quite like the missing embossing. 🙂

  15. chrissieann says:

    Oh my Heather, this is an absolute stunner!
    The colours, design and techniques all add up to make a fabulous creation!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  16. Anne Ray says:

    Heather this is just stunning, what an amazing card!
    Thank you for joining us at LIM
    Less is More

  17. nise says:


  18. Connie Schulz says:

    Great card Heather! Love it.

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