Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge was the next stamp from my pile of uninked stamps that I choose to play with second.  The reddish pink layer is vellum, and the gold was stamped on the white layer underneath as it needed some depth and color.  Butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and I added the black layer on the bottom for a bit of added color and to tie the black butterflies in. I do not do much abstract so this was a challenge and a lot of fun.  This set was an early Christmas present from my friend Shirley after we made the gray, yellow and black card below from the same set at her house and I really liked the set. It can be used so many ways.
Artistic Inspiration #106: Anything Goes
Cards and More #115: Swirls
Love To Create #133: Add some Lines
NBUS Challenge
Papertake weekly challenge: Punch It Out

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)




Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't do a lot of abstract either, Donna, but I do really like how you've done this card! The pink, white, and gold colors are gorgeous together and the black butterflies and mat set them off perfectly!! As a matter of fact, I've just finished a pink, white, and gold card to post tomorrow! And, guess what else, I also have that Gorgeous Grunge set, just had to have it, got it what two/three months ago, but have I inked any of it? Nope.

I love that you are on a crusade to use those uninked stamps before you buy any more. If I had stuck to a resolution like that, I wouldn't be looking at my NBUS Mountain right now!!

Thanks so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower! I hope you will pop back to my place and follow me, too, if you like! I look forward to seeing you again soon! Hugs, Darnell

Loz said...

Fabulous card Donna..Loz

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! I love your Gorgeous Grunge set! So many ways you can use it! I need stamps like this - I'm going to put that one on my wish list! Beautiful card!

Pia S said...

Great idea to use vellum as a layer on a stamped background. I've always loved the silhouette look, and the black butterflies have this effect. Elegant design!

Ruza Rebel said...

Cool card! Thank you for joining our "Add some Lines" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Glittered Paws said...

Luv It!! In fact got this set out this weekend (Diane was here/Dave helping DH on deck) and we got to play most of Friday and some of Sat. I love this set and love how you used it. there are no two creations the same using this set.

Monika Reeck said...

Donna yeah this is adorable this look soft and I love the color combo too and that butterfly in Black and how very kind Shirley to give you the earlier christmast gif..she will be glad you used her gift..and made a sweet beautiful card. Good luck my friend at NBUS and other challenge...see my last post..there are color challenge at House of Cards...

Asha said...

LOVE the bg, Donna! You certainly pulled off the grunge look with class and style! Well done, my friend!
hugs, Asha

Laurie Unger said...

I broke down and bought this set and I just love the versatility it has! Great cards!