Wednesday 22 January 2014

Just mucking around

I decided to have a play with some stamps that I bought at the NEC 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! :)



  1. Looks great and I love the sentiment lots

  2. 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!

  3. 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

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

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

  6. 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!


  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Forgot to say LOVE that sentiment too.

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

  10. love that sentiment - so true.
    Ann xxx

  11. Mucking about or not Di, your card is BRILLIANT.


  12. 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

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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!

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

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

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

  20. 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


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