Sunday 25 November 2012

Grunge Birthday

This card covers three challenges:  the color challenge at ColorQ; the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink and the Friday Mashup challenge.

I saw a card on Kim Singdahlsen's blog where she used the Grunge Me set from PTI to make a very cool and retro-looking teenage birthday card.  When I saw the colors at ColorQ this week, I immediately thought of Grunge Me as a way to incorporate these 4 colors.  I used Kim's stamp layout as my inspiration.  Thanks, Kim!  This is one of my rare non-SU cards.

Here's the finished result:

The challenge at Friday Mashup was to make a holiday card using non-holiday images or make a messy card.  Obviously I didn't mash it up and instead focused on the messy aspect of the challenge, both using splatter stamps and the color spritzer tool to splatter both More Mustard and Concord Crush ink over the stamped images.  The card base is Confetti White which has a textured, blotchy look to start with.

I used Bermuda Bay and Concord Crush for the 2 panels, rounding one corner on each piece.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Stamps:  Grunge Me; Rock On (both PTI)
Cardstock:  Confetti White; Bermuda Bay; Concord Crush
Ink:  Bermuda Bay; Cajun Craze; More Mustard; Concord Crush; Versamark
Accessories:  White EP; Corner Rounder


Edited to add:  This card got an Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink this week.


Christine Blain said...

This is fantastic, Karren - the colours, used with those stamps, look awesome. Glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Heidi Baks said...

Those are pretty wild colors! I love how it came together... I just love the look of a "messy" card on a clean base. Thanks so much for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Kara said...

Very cool!! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

Kim S said...

Love it! I hadn't used that set's kind of fun, isn't it? Your card is so wonderfully looks like you threw paint against the wall...perfect for the guitar and the font on the sentiment!!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

What a great idea for a teenage boy card!

Nikki Spencer said...

Gorgeous Karen, love your colourful grunge effect. You have done a great job with the JAI sketch. Thanks for playing along.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the grungy look Karren. Thank you for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Fabulous! Love your very cool masculine card Karren! It's great to see you at Just Add Ink this week - thanks for playing!

N@ Ali said...

love the grungy look! perfect for those colours! thank you for joining us at the colourQ ; )

Rachel Moore said...

wow thats a really cool card. love the stamp set and the colours together

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Loving this groovy card with all it's bright colours!
Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

JAI Design Team

Lisa said...

Great job on the messy techniques.

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

Tara Bourgoin said...

So fun! I love the colours - fabulous "mess" card :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Friday Mashup!