Sunday 1 February 2015

Happy February, what a theme we have this month!

Hello dear Bloggers!

It's Sunday, it's bleak and icy for many of us, BUT we have a fab' new challenge to get you all warmed up with, lol!  Our lovely, talented Sue B (who is currently situated in much warmer climes!) has set our theme for February and little could she have known just how appropriate it would be, it's.....

Whether you prefer paint or ink, watercolours or gels, stains or other media, you can choose any of them and your own topic as long as we can see you demonstrate 'drips and drops'.  It might be that you choose to use a graphic to represent the theme (eg splats, raindrops, cup stains, etc), they are equally as valid.

The challenge will run until 5 minutes to midnight (London time) on February 28th and you can enter as many projects as you like providing that you follow our very simple rules.  The winner will be chosen at random ( to ensure that everyone has a fair chance of winning and will receive a £20 shop voucher from our generous sponsor, Country View Crafts.

As it is Sue B's theme, she will be choosing her Top 3 entries and the DTMSM (DT Member's Special Mention) all of whom will receive a blog badge and an invitation to guest with us in April.  So, to get you all started, the DTMs are off of the bench, warming up and presenting thier first makes for the month...

If you have never designed a Bg with 'Drips and Drops' then let me tell you it is so much fun.
Once you start you don't want to stop, I used watery paint for my drips, my drops are more subtle. I used the word 'SMILE' because that was what I was doing when constructing this mixed media  card. Of course I have more details on my blog.

What a fantastic theme from Sue - I've had so much fun.  For my first piece I used some of the ideas behind one of my Winter Journalling pages, and created a tag of two halves.  There's ink dripping down the crackle on the lower half, and spritzing, spraying and splatter on the top half.  In the midst of all that fun, it actually has a more sombre message.  Come over to Words and Pictures to find out more.

It being February, I could not help adding a heart to my Drippy Droppy card. But this is not your ordinary Valentines card as you can probably see. Naughty black little cupid is in the process of breaking a heart, but luckily there is some hope somewhere along the line. To see more details and a brief step by step please visit my blog.

I have used the 'Drips and Drops' theme to make a card for Spring or Easter. I decided to run with several of my favourite 'go to' techniques using distress inks to create a speckled background which complements that gorgeous egg image. I have a step x step at Bumblebees and Butterflies if you are interested in finding out more.
Lots of stains, water and ink as well as some splat stamps made this tag card.  You'll find more detailed pics and my steps here on my blog.  Chris xxx

Colourful, watery drips and drops for my first offering for this challenge...
 ...step by step pics on my blog if you fancy popping over to say hi :)  Donna xx

Hello to you all
My drips and drops come in the form of a technique and a Raindrops stamp.
This has pushed me to try a technique I have never tried before....
You can get more details of how this was made from my blog.

 I was so thrilled to see this month's theme! There are simply loads of ways you can incorporate Drips and Drops! I chose, for my first project, to make some drips into flower stalks! As always, if you would like to see more, please do pop over to my blog! Gabrielle x

I had a great time with this lovely challenge theme chosen by Sue! Normally any drips I do are accidental so it was fun creating these - although they didn't quite go where I wanted them to!  There are also lots of drops (and splatters) here and there too, so hop on over to my blog if you would like to find out more!

With Valentine's Day approaching I used my Drips and Drops to create the background to this card. I removed ink with dropping water, added ink with splatters and made some glittery droplets with glossy accents. Do pay a visit to Addicted to Art for more details.

Thank you teamies!

We hope you like what the CVC team have made for you, now it's your turn.  Remember, we post a new project on the theme every other day (odd days) throughout the month for you to see and, hopefully, these will inspire those of you looking for some ideas.  First up is Sue B herself, she will be here on Tuesday with another fabulous make so please pop back and see it.

Good luck everyone, stay safe and HAVE FUN!

Chris and the team xxx


  1. Will be back soon, I love drips and drops so this is a great theme! Love the DT pieces, they are all fantastic.

  2. Beautiful makes from the DT, can't wait to play in this challenge, it sounds like a great excuse to get fabulously messy :) xx

  3. Beautiful creations by all DT. I am loving this theme, would love to make a entry for this challenge!!

  4. Great ideas from everyone, I love it when the theme produces so many varied designs! Nikki xx

  5. A Great challenge idea! I would love to play!

  6. great challenge, and lovely inspiration from the DT, Debi x

  7. What a fun challenge, thank you! I just love the DT projects, they are beyond stunning! Best, CG

  8. What a great theme!
    The pieces show by the DT are outstanding- so much wonderful dripping and dropping - off to pull of my inks and paints!

  9. Wow! You ladies REALLY outdid yourselves on your inspiration projects! I'm loving all the great variety and all the amazing artwork! I hope I can come up with something to play along!

  10. Sue B thanks for great challenge and thanks to DT for wonderful inspiration!

  11. Great challenge really enjoyed playing, fabulous inspiration ladies will be popping by to have a closer look.


  12. Thank you so much for a fabulous challenge and gorgeous DT inspirations! I will be back because I am playing with a lot of new goodies and paint and inks! Karen x

  13. What a fun challenge and amazing inspirations from the DT!

  14. Such a great theme Sue! Wonderful inspiration from everyone too.
    Alison x

  15. Such a wonderful, technique-laden, array of samples! Amazing artwork, Designers. I also enjoyed all the individual samples in the posts newer than this one - thank you so much for teaching, and for the fun challenge! hugs, de

  16. Such a wonderful, technique-laden, array of samples! Amazing artwork, Designers. I also enjoyed all the individual samples in the posts newer than this one - thank you so much for teaching, and for the fun challenge! hugs, de

  17. I really enjoyed this challenge and got seriously messy in the process. Love the beautiful selection of work from the DT, great inspiration xx

  18. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! What an inspiration! Thanks for the fabulous challenge, it was messy and super fun! hugs :)


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