Monday, October 7, 2013

TSSC283 - Quick and Easy Gorgeous Grunge

Happy Monday! It's time for a sketch challenge with the Technostamper! Check out this week's sketch - TSSC283:

This was a difficult sketch for me and I have to be honest - I wasn't inspired - but I love a good challenge! I looked at  this sketch with a simple frame of mind - 5 elements on the side, 2 layers on top of the base and a sentiment in the corner...easy, right! After looking at my stamps and trying to think simple I thought Gorgeous Grunge would be perfect for this sketch!

Gorgeous Grunge is a stamp set I own because I received it free at convention but it's not really my style. I have seen so many projects made with this stamp set and I loved them but couldn't get myself to actually try the stamp set myself....until I worked on this sketch challenge.

Thank you Mary Jo for such a great sketch because it has made me step outside of my comfort zone and use a stamp set and style that I'm not comfortable with. I LOVE the end result and even better - it's easily done in 5 minutes or less! How's that for quick and easy?

I started with a base of Daffodil Delight followed by a layer of Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. I stamped the diagonal strips with Raspberry Ripple and Daffodil Delight with no real plan and I didn't have to worry about where I stamped because I knew the design would allow for imperfections! 

The splotchy dots were stamped using Bermuda Bay, but I stamped-off first so the color would be more of a background to the diagonal stripes. I stamped a greeting from Four You in Raspberry Ripple and I was done!

Supplies used

  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Four You
  • Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
  • Paper: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
  • Accessories: none

Now it's YOUR turn:

We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!

Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me

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