Thursday, 23 January 2014

Not a Valentine


This was going to be a valentine's card for DH.  In pink.  I was messing with these retro stamps, using pink and green ink.  I'm not really a pink person, so I got bored of that colour combination and decided to go for a more masculine combination of blue and rust.  I stamped the blocks using Broken China and Rusty Hinge Distress inks, then spattered the panel with water and dabbed it away, and spattered both the panel and the base card with the two colours.  When I'd finished the panel, it reminded me of the Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa, New Zealand.  Now I can't send a valentine to DH that reminds me of public toilets, can I?  ... can I?

Anyway, I changed the sentiment to just a plain hello.  Still not sure who I would send it to....  For now, I'll enter it into these two challenges:



CASology Contrast


Stamps: Vignette Retro Mod Shapes, Vignette Chevron and Arrows

13 comments:

  1. You gotta show us a picture of those toilets!
    Pretty card!

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  2. Hahaha, maybe just don't TELL him about the whole toilet thing! It would be a shame for a good card like this not to be sent to your hubby. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  3. I think that this is a fabulous 'guy' design Shirley! Love the color combo!

    If your DH is like my DH, he is likely oblivious to color and chances are he will not remember the toilets in Hundertwasser Kawakawa!

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  4. OK, I googled them, Shirley ... and yes, I can see how this would put you in mind of the block glass panel! However, it's a bit grey and dull ... and this is bright and vibrant and fun ... so, rather good to give! Anita :)

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  5. This shows that we can be inspired by anything anywhere :) lovely blocks :)

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  6. Wonderful and graphic card. Love your color choices. Thank you for playing along at CASology.

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  7. I really like your card designs you show here on your blog....have a great weekend.

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  8. Fun colour blocking Shirley, great colours! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  9. Well Shirley, you can always send it to me -I love these colours and the worn look of stamping with DI. :) Great card!

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  10. Now I'll have to Google those toilets to see what you're talking about! All I know is that is one cool design and I love the color combo, too!

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  11. LOL! Of course you could send you card a Valentine's card that reminds you of public toilets - guys love toilet humor!! Love the fun pattern you created with these colours. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  12. Very fun design! And I like the new color combo! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  13. Such a fun and pretty card! love your use of complimentary colors, here :)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays in our "Color Blocks" challenge!
    Sylvia xx

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