Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Party Time


I just love messing around with Distress Inks!  I wanted some solid-image bunting so I performed some delicate surgery on one of the stamps in the Paper Smooches Tri-balation set.  See that solid three-triangle image top left?  I sliced it up with a craft knife so that I could turn it into a banner, and I also used the striped banner image from the set, coaxing it into a bit of a curve.


Then I splodged some Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick and Salty Ocean onto an acrylic block, stamped my re-arranged triangles into the colours, spritzed and stamped onto the card panel, joining the images with a yellow marker pen.  I love the looseness and movement.  I stamped the striped banner and dragged some of the colour through with a wet paintbrush.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect Challenge


Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


A new one for me, Cure For The Monday Blues, which is already up to Challenge #13!

And Time Out Challenge, where it's a birthday card, with the optional twist of a masculine card.  Well, men's cards don't have to be dull colours, do they?


ETA: Forgot to add it to Make The Day Special Challenge - Anything Goes


26 comments:

  1. Clever take on the challenge and great colours! Thank you for taking the Time Out and join us, Gerrina

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  2. So creative!!!! Just love how you did these banners!

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  3. This reminds me so much of some of the festivals I've attended. Such bright and happy colors. Your technique is fantastic! Very cool. Bev

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  4. Very creative Shirley. all of that color is festive. Nice card.

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  5. I love your 'splodging'. Awesome card!
    Thanks for joining us for Cure for the Monday Blues - hoppy eggstravaganza and Curtain Call- Confetti Crush!

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  6. You nailed the photo inspiration at the paper smooches :) I like the way u played with ur distress inks !

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  7. Beautiful card, I love that you cut up the stamps :D Always cringe just a little as I do it but it's so worth it! This card is light and airy with fab colours, well done :D x

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  8. Love the colours and design and congrats on getting HM on our last challenge at TIME OUT x

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  9. I can almost see this bunting fluttering and dancing in the breeze, Shirley ... such fabulous movement and stunning vibrant colours! Anita :)

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  10. BRAVE & talented! What a combo! My palms started to sweat just thinking about performing surgery on a stamp...
    Great results!

    Fabulously festive colors! I'm sure I can hear the sound of the flags flapping in the wind!

    Another amazing & fun inky creation!

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  11. Such a fun card, Shirley! I love the artistic way you stamped your banners, and the clever way you combined all these challenges...very cool!

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  12. Rockin' those challenges, Shirley. Perfection for the PS inspiration photo - in addition to your PS creativity with that intimidating stamp set. Have a wonderful Easter.

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  13. Love the bright colours and movement on your card - so creative!

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  14. Amazing card Shirley, love your 'splodging'! Happy Easter and thank you so much for joining us the Curtain Call!

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  15. Wow! love your banner - so fun in the distress inks! and perfect for all of these challenges!

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  16. This is really gorgeous! Love the watercolor look of the banner and really captures the inspiration picture perfectly. Stunning. Thanks so much for playing at Paper Smooches Sparks this week!

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  17. These bright watercoloured banners are fabulous!! So brave of you to perform stamp surgery to get the look you wanted too! This card is an absolute stunner! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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  18. Good to see you joining in with such inky goodness!!! Love the banners and great idea to adapt that stamp for your own look :0)
    Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at MtDS x

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  19. I am such a fan of Distress Stains and stamp pads so I relate and LOVE our colorful banners.

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  20. What a fun and cheery birthday card. I do like a bit of stamp surgery - get as much as you can out of them I say ;-)


    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Make the Day Special Stamp Store!

    Tara
    x

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  21. Fun card! Love all the bold color!

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  22. I love, love this card. Beautiful colors. And incredible dimension as the banners get "mistier" as they fade into the background. Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

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  23. Congrats on your curtain Call shout out, Shirley! Fabulous card!!!!!

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