colourQ 152

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I'm not at all ashamed to say that many elements of my card today for colourQ is a shameless copy of a card that I made at the  Stampin' Up! Regional in Providence, Rhode Island this past Saturday.  That being said I do, however, love the Clockworks stamp set and as I made my card at the Regional I resolved to use it soon.  Arielle's latest colourQ challenge provided the perfect opportunity.


My only complaint about this card is the faint coloring on the stop watch.  (That would be the very light gray image you see stamped on the Crumb Cake grunge image).  I used the new Basic Gray stamp pad and to say I'm disappointed with it would be an understatement.  The new Basic Gray is not even remotely close to the old Basic Gray (it's much lighter in color).  The other day I sent an email to demonstrator support to let them know my observations regarding this ink pad color and they are sending me a reinker to see if the problem is with the stamp pad (too dry) or the ink. They told me that I'm only the second demonstrator to report the issue so I'm glad that I sent that email.  It could be that I got a bum ink pad, but at least now I'll know and if it turns out to be the ink, at least Stampin' Up! will know.

The layout of my card comes from a somewhat liberal interpretation of the Unscripted Sketches challenge this week. 

By the way, when I make a card I've got my stamp in one hand and my stamp-a-ma-jig in the other because I can't sleep at night if I've stamped something uneven.  So, it's particularly refreshing to stamp images like these.  The whole idea of these grungy images is that they are stamped randomly and with abandon!  And I secretly love to let it all loose!

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14 Responses to “colourQ 152”

Lesley said...

Cool new set, love the colours this week! Great card.

Jackie Rockwell said...

LOVE this card Jen! The worn look of that stamp is fantastic!

SmilynStef said...

Love what you did with the sketch ... great job with the colors too ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen you created such a fun grungy image. It is so cool.

Marlena M. said...

Incredible image~I love the sentiment! Very cool~

Tracey said...

Please don't be disappointed with your card at all, I love it and really like how you used the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.
I just recently got SU new black stamp pad and I am very happy with it so here's hoping you just got a dud.

Sylvia said...

Love your card, Jen, that set is fabulous and you did a wonderful job with all the pieces! So far I have only used some of the stamps, time constraints I think, no pun intended! thanks for the info on the new gray pad, I haven't ordered that one yet! I probably won't as the old one doesn't get used that often. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Geri said...

Wow! Great job with both challenges! This card is totally amazing! Had the same problem with one of my In Color stamp pads, SU supplied reinkers and it did fix the problem. Hopefully, it will work for you. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at Unscripted Sketches!

(Don't you just Love, love, love this week's CQ colors)

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Jen! I think I may need to CASE this baby!!! I love the clockworks set and need to get it out more often!!!

Darcy said...

cool card ... love it

dstandard said...

Awesome card - love the stamping! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

dstandard said...

Awesome card - love the stamping! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Noelle said...

I am IN LOVE with the way you managed to make these colors look "soft," Jen! Just gorgeous, I love the layered stamping:) Big hugs!

Stephanie said...

love your take on this week's sketch! This is a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Unscripted Sketches♥