Monday, 21 July 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch #16


Hello there!  Time for a new sketch at STAMPlorations.  I've hardly tweaked it at all this time, just doubled up on the circles, because the first three small circles that I stamped were a bit far apart and didn't look like they belonged to each other.  By adding the extra images I was able to link the trio visually.  The background strip is made by stamping the two wide strips from Vignette: Grunge Floral Strips with spritzed Distress Inks, then reloading and re-stamping slightly offset.

I nearly left it at that, but I got the urge to splatter - ooh, it felt so good!  Then out came the credit card for some grungy lines to finish it off.


Our guest designer for this challenge is Sue V - hop on over the the STAMPlorations blog to see her fabulous creation, and those from the design team, then come on in and play!

I'm entering my card into The Paper Players Monochromatic Clean and Simple challenge:



Stamps used:
Sentiment Builders: CelebrateVignette: Grunge Floral Strips and Holiday Artsy

23 comments:

  1. You do grunge so well! This is a fabulous card~

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  2. Stunning Shirley, I just love this grunge look and those credit card lines are so clever...you rock this sketch x

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  3. Fab - your bright strip and pulling it all together with those splatters!

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  4. forgot to mention my admiration for those credit card lines - you are so inventive!

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  5. Hi! This is such a beautiful mess, I love it so much!!! Aaah...
    Totally inspired :) Thank you! Ingrid xx

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  6. Colorful CAS abstract grunge. Nice.

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  7. OK, I gotta give the credit card thing a go. That is such a cool effect.

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  8. Superb grunge! I am so glad to be on the team with you, a lot to learn from you :)

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  9. Hi Shirley. This is super artsy! Love it, especially the credit card lines. What a safe way to use plastic, they won't break the bank. :-) Have a great day! Hugs Monika xxx

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  10. You know I especially love your artsy, grungy cards, Shirley! This one's my fave to date! As for the credit cards (and gift cards, etc.) -- they're awesome tools, aren't they. I use them more than I use paintbrushes on my mixed media projects :o)

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  11. Awesome creations that I've been missing, Shirley! I also wanted to stop in and congratulate you on making the DT at Craft Stamper Magazine!! That's a huge honor!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. This one really blows me away! Love the bright strip with the Grundge Floral strips with the bold inked circles. The little lines and splatters are the perfect finishing touches to this beauty.

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  13. Gorgeous bright, zingy colours and composition spot on! x

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  14. LOVE your interpretation of the sketch ... always so inspiring Shirley! Love the bright colors and the design. Loll xx

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  15. Wow, Shirley ... stunning ... these colours are perfect for the heat we're all experiencing ... hot, hot, hot and completely gorgeous (your card)! Course, those splatters are rather refreshing! Anita :)

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  16. Love this fun, eclectic, wild card! Awesome colors! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players and sharing your creation!

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  17. Your card is so FABULOUS, Shirley! Love the bright colors and energy! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  18. What a great card Shirley! Love the bright colours - who would have thought grunge could look so good?! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

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  19. CONGRATS on another win -- super showcase of STAMPlorations!

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  20. LOVE this grungy card. The colours are amazing. Your use of a credit card is genius xx

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  21. I love everything about this card! The colors, the techniques! Wow! TFS!!!

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