Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Frugal Splats!

A few years ago I was always buying special ink cleaners which had a dauber top. They worked great too! But then I went to a scrubber instead to clean my inks off the stamps and so I did not use the dauber type anymore. But I saved a few of the bottles because they had good daubers on them. I am glad I did too!

I was wanting a yellow ink to make a card but my bingo daubers were all different colors then that. So I took this old ink dauber bottle, cleaned it out and added water and food coloring to create my new dauber with a yellow color. Here is a card I made with it.


I suggest if you use this method that you use a heavy card stock or water color paper. And, again I added the sentiments from the Gina K. Designs Stamp It Big set illustrated by Carolyn King. Although two sentiments are used in the stamping I stamped them close to make it appear as one big sentiment. Like I said before, I do love that set of sentiment stamps.

Well, I am glad I could share a few of my recliner thoughts and creative ideas I had this past week. I may have to take a recliner hiatus more often. LOL

Thanks for stopping by too!
God bless,
Verna

16 comments:

  1. You look like you are having too much fun. Love the yellow.

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  2. Fabulous card Verna.. That is why so hard to try any art stuff away :) you never know when you need them.

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  3. Well, this is just genius! I love the yellow and black together, so bright and cheerful. And who knew that food coloring would work like ink? Fabulous!

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  4. Well aren't you just the most clever crafter I know...lol. That is a FABULOUS idea. Not only that, but your card came out gorgeous. I love that yellow color and the splats are awesome!

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  5. Thanks for the hint on an old dauber bottle. I have one of those so now you know what I will use it for. Loving the splats or blobs you got with it and such a great colour choice. Love the simplicity of it and it sure has that wow factor.

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    1. PS Verna I use food colouring on some of my shaving cream cards. Works like a dream and much cheaper than reinkers for colours I don't have.

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  6. You are so creative!!! Who knew, or would even think of food coloring! I love the font on your beautiful and colorful card. Nothing is more spring looking than yellow and black.

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  7. You just keep coming up with these things that will have to be tried. Love the brightness of the card. Super.

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  8. Great splats! You need more recliner time to come up with more great ideas!

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  9. Thanks for the DIY, and what a great card!!
    I love yellow and black and white. Always such a happy result! TFS!!!

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  10. another fun 'splats' card....

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  11. Fun card - way to recycle an item!

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  12. Isn't it amazing how fantastic those markers are?! And who would have thought of it? VERNA, that's who! Love this creation. hugs, de

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  13. A simple card, but one that packs a punch. The yellow splats makes this a fun and cheerful creation... a great pick-me-up too!
    hugs Asha

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! You are so creative to create your own ink daubers. I love your splats!

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