Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Just mucking around

I decided to have a play with some stamps that I bought at the NEC with Mrs A last November - they had been languishing, still in their unopened packets, due to various other things going on here.

I turned to my buddy Sarn's fabulous work for inspiration - see here and here for some of Sarn's examples. My result certainly isn't anywhere near as balanced and eye pleasing as Sarn's are, but here's one I made anyhow:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card blank

- SU's 'Old Olive' backing card

- SU's ' So Saffron' backing card

- Kaisercraft's 'Grunge' stamp, stamped using SU's 'Pumpkin Pie'

- Visible Image's 'Ink Splats' set, stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel', although it looks dark blue in the piccie :(

- the lid of a fat glue pen for the circles, using SU's 'Old Olive'

- sentiment is from the Creative Expressions set called ''Art Phrases', stamped using SU's  'Old Olive'

Had a lot of fun, but Sarn (and Andy Warhol fans) don't need to hold their breath! :)



Lyn said...

Looks great and I love the sentiment lots

scrappymo! said...

Looking good and a fabulous sentiment!
Off to dream an extra card for Sarn's R-day...she has a great new rule...we are all going to be so well prepared for the big day!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Di did love the Andy Warhole comment though not sure who he is :D

..and yes find it hard to do this sort of art too.. but well done on trying!!
Oh and some sort of stash appeared on my desk today with a card too, wonder where from? :D Shaz in

Mary said...

You are good at mucking around. I like it and I like the sentiment. You did create art. I'm sure Amdy would agree!

Annie said...

As they say' beauty is in the eye of the beholder' Di and I rather like it :-)
Annie x

Kathyk said...

Love the Kaiser range of background stamps and the Visible Image splats - you've used them to great effect here, Di, looks like you had a blast too!


Anonymous said...

I am not a big fan of the grungy look or steam punk, but I do like your card. It's not too 'messy' and the quote is perfect for it. Thank you for sharing.

Sarn said...

Wahoooooooo . . . way to go Di . . . LOVING your splat/grungey card. It's right up my street! So pleased you had a lot of fun making it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

Forgot to say LOVE that sentiment too.

And . . . thanks for the mentions. Bless ya! xxx

Sandra H said...

"WOW" Di this is amazing xx

Annie said...

love that sentiment - so true.
Ann xxx

Irene said...

Mucking about or not Di, your card is BRILLIANT.


Karen said...

I love that and need to put those stamps onto my wish list! I'll try to have a go at something similar with the Sheena grungey stamps I have, thank you for inspring me Miss xx

Sue said...

It's great to do something different and this is fab Di it really is I like it very much! huggles Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awesome greeting on that card! I love it and I can see lots of possibilities to use it. I agree that you should just let it go and call it done. I've found people gushing over the cards I think are blah and others not interested in the ones I think rock. So different tastes for all and that's great, we can all find something we like.

Jean said...

Looks like you had fun with this Di. I quite like it the sentiment fits it perfectly, I struggle a bit with spontaneous art too.
Jean x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous card Di
hugs Tamara

Bonnie said...

I know from experience how hard it is to get good balance. I think you've done a wonderful job and as Andy says, art is in the eye of the beholder!

Greta said...

Neat stamps--glad you inked them up for this fun card!

Elizabeth said...

Mucking around! Love your card, Di - very arty :) The splat is fabulous! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Hettie said...

Great card there Miss. Dunno what you are worrying about. Love that sentiment stamp too.
Well done.

MaryH said...

Oh I bet this was fun to make. It's delightful to see now, and I am so loving that sentiment. I have seen the Kaiser grunge stamps on some blogs, and really like how you've used it here. Your splats did look blue on my monitor, but they were very interesting & arty, whatever color they truly were. Good combination of your stamps for this modern art! You rock. TFS