Thursday, October 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Going Batty!

It is time for another Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge!

I decided to use the picture itself as inspiration.   I loved how the leaves and the house blur in the background to create a beautiful blend of autumn colors.  I decided to use the smooshing technique to achieve this blurry effect.  I started with Ranger Scattered Straw ink.  I pressed the ink pad to a piece of acetate and spritzed with water.   I alternated between smooshing the acetate onto the watercolor paper or watercolor paper onto the acetate depending on the concentration of color I was trying to achieve.    I used my heat gun to dry the colors in between.  Next, I did the same with Ranger Peeled Paint ink.   To get some darker tones of the scattered straw I used the refill and put drops onto the acetate and lightly spritzed with water for a more concentrated color effect.   I die cut and stamped PTI Graceful Greetings with hybrid black licorice ink.  I added some foam dimensionals with loose threading behind.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins. 

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Ohhhh - LOVE your background - what great watery colors! Julia xx

  2. GORGEOUS wc bg!! Fabulous card and take on the photo.

  3. gorgeous background, Betty! love your interpretation of the challenge!

  4. Oh my love that gorgeous BG :)

  5. WOW, this is stunning, Betty!!!!! Love that fabulous bg!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  6. I LOVE how you were inspired!! Such a gorgeous background with amazing depth and dimension!

  7. Fantastic card Betty. Love the fall colors and the whole smooshing technique... the blending of colors is amazing!

  8. Gorgeous card, Betty! The background is amazing! Love your take on the challenge!

  9. Betty!! This is the most gorgeous example of 'smooshing' I've seen so far! LOve the colors you've chosen - in fact, I'm batty for them! So stunning...
    =] Michele


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