Ink Splatters and a Hello

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I haven't been in a very crafty mood lately.  I think its party the fault of my day job and partly the fault of the gorgeous weather we've been having.  I just can't seem to rustle up the energy to get crafty.  Case in point, it took me two days to make a card for the bold color challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the card I ended up with isn't even the card I started out with!  I wanted to combine the colors with the latest CAS(E) This Sketch but I've got such a liberal interpretation of the sketch I just might get kicked out of the gallery.

I got some new stamps in the mail on Friday which probably explains why I ditched the card I started with on Thursday.  I really wanted to use the grid design that I used as the horizontal layer on the sketch.  Then I added some ink splatters to break up all that yellow and since I already had the flowers fussy cut and colored from the Thursday reject I added those with dimensionals. I cut three of the 'hello' die and glued them together so there's a bit more dimension on the card too.

This beautiful weather we've been having has been great for my vegetable garden, especially compared to last year when some heavy spring rain water-logged a lot of my plants.  I've a zucchini  ready to be picked and in another day or so a summer squash.  Yum!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Everything Eleanor (SU); Textures (Dina Wakely Media)
Paper:  Ultra Smooth Pure White (Avery Elle); Night of Navy (SU)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy (SU)
Accessories:  Hand Lettered Hello die (WPlus9)

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7 Responses to “Ink Splatters and a Hello”

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Lisa said...

Leigh siad it, this is a cool card Jen, great job!!

Lesley Croghan said...

I love the inky look Jen! You did yourself proud! Thank you for joining us at Case this Sketch!

LeAnne said...

I feel the same way....I can't "rustle up" any mojo either! But this sure is a fun card! I like the idea of layering your diecut for more OOOOMPH!!!

Susangail Powell said...

I'm so glad you rustled up the energy for this card because I LOVE IT!!

Just a Thought... said...

Fun card!!! Love it!! Thank you for playing with the Pals Paper Arts this week!!

donna mikasa said...

Love your artsy take on the sketch! Those spatters are so fun!