Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Aluminum Thanks...& a Giveaway!


The desire to create lies deep within her as she pulls out this and that. Her goal this time is to re-create a texture. A bit of stamping here, some more overstamping. Add a touch of distressing. Hmm, something is missing. She searches and searches and then has an ah-ha moment! Yes, some mist, mist will give it the shininess and at the same time, weathered look the panel needs.


I'm so delighted to be invited back as a Guest Designer for Skipping Stones Design! The talented ladies Kryssi, Maureen and Stephanie are also guest designing this month too. Fabulous and cool Teri Anderson has provided some fun sketches to work with. Check out this week's sketch! All the details for the challenge on the Skipping Stones Blog. And did I mention the best part?? You could win a free stamp set!

I wanted to showcase the versatility Grunge this week, one of my absolute favorite Skipping Stones Design stamp sets. Grunge is thee perfect masculine set, but it can be sophisticated and elegant too! So versatile!


I just so happen to have a brand spankin' new Skipping Stones Design Grunge Stamp Set to give away this month! A random winner will be drawn from all comments on each of my Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenges posts (there will be a total of five in August!)

Looking forward to seeing your creations with this week's sketch!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Soft Stone) PTI
Stamps: (Grunge) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Basic Gray Pigment) SU, (Onyx Black Versafine)
Fiber: (Pleated White, Red Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Black Mist) Shimmerz

54 comments:

  1. Looks great! I initially thought from the title and pic that you'd run a piece of aluminum foil through a press with the Diamond Plate embossing folder. Fab job giving it that look with just ink!

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  2. EX-cellent take on the sketch...love the pop of color! Soooooooo happy to have you back on board for August:)

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  3. So so awesome to see what you make with SSS design stamps, and this card is no exception! Great work girl!

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  4. AT first glance, I had assumed you had embossed the panel. Great card, all misty and fun! Very cool set!

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  5. Love your card!! Absolutely great work!! Love the textured look!!

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  6. This is great, Karen! I remember one other amazing card you made with this set too. You rock the grungy stamps!

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  7. The colors are so grungey and I love it on your card! Wowser, those are some cool stamps! :)

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  8. oh, i came to tell you, your badge work for amy is awesome, karen!

    just love your card--cute twine bow, too:)

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  9. An awesome guy card! There looks like so much texture - I didn't even realise that you'd used a stamp for that background!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  10. you used one of my all-time favorite SSD sets! Love the card and it's great to have you designing with us this month.

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  11. Wow, I thought the background was embossed but how cool to know that it was created with a stamp. What a fabulous card for a guy!

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  12. What a fun way to put some fabulous ribbon to work too... the stamp set looks embossed with the misting, nice job of showcasing one of the many ways to work it.

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  13. Fantastic texture on your wonderful CAS card

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  14. Awesome card!! So glad you are with us Stamp Tramps this month!

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  15. That is so cool! I thought it was embossed...the stamped background has so much dimension. The misting was a great addition. :)

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  16. Wonderful, masculine card! I thought it was embossed.

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  17. OMG is that texture a stamp!!!! It looks like I could reach out and touch those bumps in the metal, I love the misting it all adds to the visual effect :)
    Jenny x

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  18. This card rocks Miss Karen!!!! Love everything about it!!!!

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  19. Love the color and texture of the card. Great take of the sketch too. Great masculine card. Thanks for inspiration and chance to win.

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  20. I love the textured background that
    you created!

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  21. Oh gees, I really thought it was aluminum! I was just thinking that Yvonne Yam was rubbing off on you with the upcycling :>)

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  22. Awseome card! I love the texture you created! Looks like a fantastic stamp set to own!

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  23. This is absolutely amazing Karen!!! Fabulous colors and textures!!!

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  24. Gorgeous....I mean MANLY! I love it. :-) All the texture, just love it.

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  25. As I have said before, you are the BEST at these misted backgrounds - I have to get mine out again and play :)

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  26. absolutely love that background you created. amazing texture and love the pop of red amongst the greys! fabulous card, Karen!

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  27. So cool Karen..I love how this really looks like aluminum!

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  28. This card is so very unique - I love the texture and shading you achieved. Great card!

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  29. Karen........I just absolutely love your card! That red twine just makes the whole thing POP!!! Absolutely gorgeous! Another set that I do not have that goes on my "wish list."

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  30. Fabulous Karen!!! The spray REALLY hit the spot! I'm so happy your joining us again this month!

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  31. Too funny. I just did a post today with the same SSD set. :o) Love love LOVE how you got such incredible texture with just ink!

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  32. Very pretty and thanks for the inspiration

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  33. Hi Karen, glad to see you back this month...love what you did with Grunge!

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  34. What a perfect "man' card and the texture you created with Ink and mist...outstanding!

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  35. Goodness! That's some spectacular stamping Karen!!! :)

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  36. Karen, this is AMAZING! the texture is incredible. And that litle bit of red string adds the perfect pop. :)

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  37. Suh-weet! Love this card! Looks like this stamp set is the perfect addition to the small masculine pile I have! ;)

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  38. that background is awesome Karen!

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  39. GORGEOUS. Love the background paired with the pop of color with the floss! PERFECT!

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  40. You are the queen of mist, Karen! I love the grunginess & the pop of red.

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  42. You did a fab job of making this stamp set more feminine. Love the pop of color in the twine!

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  43. Love your card Karen and how very generous of you to give away such a cool set!

    Thanks ;-)

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  44. Great card as always Karen. This is a superb stamp set and thanks for giving a chance to win.

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  45. Love, love, love it, Karen!

    Teri

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  46. I'd say the texture is perfection- and love your use of the sketch!

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  47. LOVIN' all of the texture on this card, Karen!!! You are AMAZING! Thanks for the chance to win such an AWESOME prize!

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  48. love the grungey background and that pop of red! Wow!

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  49. Oh, this is so gorgeous! I love the way you tied the burlap string over the pleated ribbon.

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