Monday, February 15, 2016

Giggle Grunge

Hi there and welcome back!  I have my card for this week's Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  This week the colors are Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow.  Dessert was to add some glitter, which I accomplished with a little bit of Wink of Stella.

These colors were a little challenging for me for some reason.  I mean, it seems perfect for flowers but I wanted to do something different.  So I pulled out a stamped image from Giggle Greetings that I had in my stash from when I borrowed the stamp set from my upline (thanks Susan!).

The sentiments in this stamp set make me smile, and I find this one particularly true, especially after my week at work last week LOL!  The image was stamped in Jet Black Stazon on water color paper then colored with an Aqua Painter and reinkers.  I like how the bowl turned out, but I was so focused on keeping the Cherry Cobbler ink from migrating outside the cherry image, that I let the ink dry too much and wasn't able to move it around to get better highlights.  After everything dried, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the cherries.

I found some retired Washi tape that had been available during the 2014 Holiday catalogue and added it to the top, bottom and interior of the Thick Whisper White card base.  The tag was created with a 2" wide strip of Hello Honey punched on one end with the Ornate Tag Topper punch, then scored above and below the added main image.  Before adhering the tag to the card, I added some splatters using stamps from Gorgeous Grunge and Awesomely Artistic.   I think I got a bit carried away, but it was fun.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you use the link above and join us in the Color Challenge, or at least go visit and enjoy all the amazing inspiration!



Product details:
Stamps:  Giggle Greetings, Gorgeous Grunge, Awesomely Artisitc
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler, watercolor
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Smokey Slate
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella, White and Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Ornate Tag Topper punch, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape.

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