Wednesday, 4 June 2014

You Rock!!


Good Morning.  Beautiful sunny morning here and feeling inspired to make a card.  I am playing along with the sketch challenge at Splitcoast this am. and my Distress inks.  

Last week, I tried inking up a chalkboard background stamp from Penny Black with Distress inks and sprayed with water but when I stamped, the words weren't visible and the colours all blended together. I loved the look so that is what I did for this card.  I inked the stamp with Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks, sprayed with a generous amount of water and stamped on Tim Holtz watercolour paper.  I inked the stamp again, sprayed with more water, turned the stamp in the opposite direction and stamped on top of the first inking for better coverage.  The colours are so bold and bright.  I stamped the numbers that reminded me of graffiti and the skateboarder in Memento Black ink.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch- #78 (I flipped the orientation)


CASology- SHINE


Simply Create Too- FATHER or MALE



Papertake Weekly- ANYTHING GOES SUMMER



Simon Says-MASCULINE/FATHER'S DAY



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Flonz and ??/ Distress inks/ Memento bl/ pop dots/ watercolour paper

13 comments:

  1. And this card rocks, Karen :) Love your interpretation of the sketches! Just an awesome guy card!!!

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  2. That is a very cool guy card! I love those colors! Your experiments with that background stamp has inspired me to try this technique with a stamp that I own. Thanks!

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  3. Oh, this is so super cool! Fantastic take on the sketch!

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  4. Neat card! That background is so fabulous! And cool!

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  5. Love the watercoloured background- awesome card.

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  6. Love the warm sunny feeling of this - great colours behind the drama of the black! So glad you joined us at CASology!

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  7. What a great card - it would be perfect for any one of my sons!! Thank you for sharing!!
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  8. That turned out awesome...love that background!

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  9. What a bold and striking card Karen, thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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  10. Love the creation and specially the great color vibrancy.

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  11. Awesome Karen!! Love the beautiful bold background with the black images, really striking :)

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  12. Karen, this is just awesome! What a GREAT card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  13. Whoa - rockin' those challenges. This is just one spectacular "dude card". Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

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