Thursday, 14 April 2011

Not all cards are made with Retro Grunge

... but this one certainly is!  When I sat down at my desk I found a square of Retro Grunge paper left from another project, so given my current campaign to use up some of my patterned cardstock, I decided to make it the base for this card!

Add on some swipes of white paint dabber and wild honey distress stain, some splatters of butterscotch color wash spray, a Sharpie white paint pen and some Tim Holtz stamps and Bob's yer uncle! :)


15 comments :

Nancy said...

Bob is not my uncle ... well,I don't think so, anyway.
Oh, wait - that's a Brit slang comment, isn't it? *lol*
Great card, Dan!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh yes, this is totally divine Dan... and yes, Robert's my mother's brother rofl Loving the inky paintyness on those papers x

misteejay said...

Love the colours on this Dan - super card.

Toni :o)

glitterangel said...

Love it! Really effective.

Julian said...

It's incredibly impressive how well you've integrated the patterned cardstock into the final composition. You've neither obliterated it nor allowed it to stand as a finished element - the swipes and splatters just transform it into a deep, textural background for those beautiful stamps (which are especially well chosen, I think).

I've just spent a few days in farmland and this piece reminds me strongly of the serene wildness of being outdoors, in amongst long grass and overgrown trees, enjoying the warmth of the day and the random perfection of nature. I really love it. Thanks for making such beautiful pieces.

Sid said...

Fab !!

fatmonica said...

Love it!

Helen said...

Great card, Dan. Love Retro Grunge, only recently got mine (I know!) but it's such fun.

papillon said...

love the alteration of the printed paper, and the used stamps. you sure aren't lost, looks like you know exactly what you're doing :)

Glen said...

Thanks Bob...err..Dan! *Ü* I use that quote quite a lot myself and the card is fab - lovely colour combo. ~Glen~

Claireliz said...

Loving your retro grunge style Dan, long may it continue.
C
xx

Sue in CT said...

This is really pretty. I love it. It looks like honey....so pretty. That needs a frame and my bedroom wall! LOL

Oh don't worry. I won't try this one...yet.

Gabby said...

This card is hot! Love what you've done to that paper! :)

Elaina said...

Wow, wish it was that easy for me to come up with something that good.

mylittlecraftblog said...

I love that quote!
Looks great on your card.
Evelyn

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