Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Grungy Messy Fun!

I decided to have a play with some new stamps and dies from Paper Artsy this afternoon. Out came the grunge paper which seemed a must for the flower dies (next time I plan to try metal). Next I selected some distress inks and glimmer mists. Then I set to!

Firstly, I inked the base card (6" x 6") using a couple of colour dusters and crushed olive and tattered rose DIs. Then I over stamped some text (a very useful stamp from Stamp Camp) at the top left and bottom right. I then stamped the images from a new Paper Artsy plate in black versafine ink.

I cut out the flowers and leaves from grungepaper, then set about applying some colour with DIs in crushed olive and peeled paint for the leaves, and tattered rose, victorian velvet and worn lipstick for the flowers. Then I used glimmer mist in cherry blossom on the flowers and sticky fingers liquid lustre in christmas gree on the leaves. Once they were dried I over stamped using the paper artsy stamps and black stazon. I put one flower on top of the other then added a black button (with black thread tied in a knot)  from my stash, and fixed the whole lot to my base card using glue gel.

And what a lovely, messy time I had!

Must dash, spag bol is on the hob and now needs my attention.

Thanks for stopping by. I love to read your comments.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Simon Says - Show Some Buttons!

Wanda xxx


  1. Inky messy times are just the best and this is a fantastic card. XOXO Zoe

  2. Fab Wanda can't wait to see the messy metal version Love Elizabeth xxx

  3. Beautiful . Have just bought that stamp and die cut also the metal card can't wait for it to arrive, so this has given me a taster, beautifully done I must say.


  4. Great stamping and Love that flower - so colourful and full! Thank you for playing wit Simon Says stamp Show.


  5. Hiya Wanda, Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull card. Hugs Terry xxxx