Monday, May 25, 2015

Absolutely In Awe

Challenge #31 - Grunge with the optional twist of embossing

My card was born of inspiration from THIS card by my fellow AAA Cards Design Team member Jane Taylor of Purplejet Loves Crafts.  Her creation was made for the current AAA Card Challenge : For The Boys - make a card with a masculine touch; Inspirational Colour Challenge - Purple; and Time Out Challenges #31 - Grunge with the optional twist of embossing.

I just loved Jane's purple inky background, and that touch of red really got me.  I decided to try my hand at the grungy challenge over at Time Out Challenges as well, and this is what I came up with.  

I inked the background with a few distress inks of purple hues, and applied a little red.  Love the way that looks!  Then I stamped my skateboarder (retired SU) and moved him to the right a few times to give the illusion of movement.  The main image needed to be bolder, so I filled it in with a brush and black distress ink. It still needed some "umph", so I brushed it with clear Wink Of Stella.  I popped up the inked panels with foam tape. The die cut "awesome" (4 layers thick) and the rest of the sentiment is from a stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp. Nestled the die cut between the two inked layers.

I am happy with this one. Thanks Jane for the awesome inspiration! Thank YOU for stopping by today!


Beverley said...

LOVE! This reminds me of a project I did back way back at Uni :) FAB take on the grunge theme too. Thanks so much for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Joyce said...

What a cool card. Perfect for a boy--there is a real sense of adventure about this card.

sandie said...

Fabulous Grunge card, love how you created the background and the cut away design for the sentiment is such a cool idea. Thanks for joining Ink and TO

Shauna said...

What a cool card! The image with the spotched color looks fantastic and I like the design with the unique sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Victoria Lavender said...

Wow! So cool that Jane inspired this wonderful hot card! Great work Stephanie.

cm said...

Your sentiment says it all, Stephanie: I'm in awe of this card you've made, infused with ink-and-image genius! Colours, the skateboarders, the die cut...brilliant! Completely and utterly FAB-U-LOUS!

Karen Dunbrook said...

fun card...great layout for a boy!