Your wish is my command O Queen! I noticed that Gabby was hoping someone would CASE one of her grunge cards and it reminded me that I hadn't uploaded the card I made late last night, early this morning when I was supposed to be cleaning off my stamping table and desk. I had seen this card of Gabby's http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...f&way=desc and thought it might look cool on newsprint (yesterday's free for all challenge). I started with a torn dictionary page that I sponged along the edges with Suede. I don't have any grunge stamps per se, so I winged it a bit. I took a reverse punch of a puddle and sprayed some mist through it. Unfortunately, I was a bit heavy handed and the "mist" became a puddle which sort of spread beyond its designated borders. After drying this with my heat gun, I put the mask back over it and used the splatter to add some more ink to it. I inked up the mesh in gry and inked a small area of my Weathered bg stamp in Early Espresso. I inked just the large word on my stamp with a Versamark marker then embossed in Early Espresso. I thought it was a bit muddled and need something else (Gabby's original was so much cleaner without the newsprint behind it!) so I added some leaves I had made previously. I scored my base to cover up a "scored at the wrong place" boo-boo and ended up liking the look! I scored a piece of vanilla in the same way for the inside of the card. A button with a burlap string bow for the top and I stopped!
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 GMT Views: 1549
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Sat, Nov 17, 2012 @ 7:59 AM
Gail, a lovely grunge card to honor Queen Gabby!! She will love it...
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
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Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 4:09 AM
Woot-Woot! Your grunge collage is terrific! Nice combo of stamps and inking. Hey, a puddle is good ... nobody would have ever known it if you hadn't mentioned it! I learned from Tim Holtz "A little ink is good, a lot is great" or something like that. Oh, and next time you make a puddle on your card, remember as a kid, how much fun it was to jump in them. Puddles are good. :) And ... I think that overall, some of the best cards made, evolve from a puddle. Heehee! THANKS so much for bringing two cards to help me celebrate! :)