Sunday, December 2, 2012

Great Impressions December Challenge - Anything Goes

With all the holiday festivities I was glad to hear this month's challenge was to be ANYTHING GOES for the Great Impressions Stamps Monthly Challenge! I needed a little break from the holly and the snowmen...

Having boys in the house means that I need masculine cards pretty often. This happens to be the type of card that I have the least of. I mean, you don't usually use satin ribbons, flowers, bling, glitter...any of the usual stuff that makes a card shine!

This required a stretching of the creative muscles...and a little paint! Something I love about my men is they don't mind a little mess! You could use paint daubers, dishes of paint, mists...whatever you wanted to give those chipboard stars a bit of oomph!

Me? I used silver paint straight out of the bottle onto my fingers. Easy to apply the paint & easy to clean up! I used a touch of Black Soot Distress Ink to edge the stars.

The blue splatters are from a bottle of SEI Tumble Dye Spray. I took out the sprayer and flicked the tubing over the cardstock. Now if you're looking for a specific size dot or pattern this is not the method for you! :) I like random splatter. I aim for the areas I'm looking to add color to and work slowly. 

When I had designed this card I used CAS(e) this Sketch #7, but I didn't post this in time to link it up! I really liked this sketch!

Don't forget if you want to earn an extra chance for the prize, use a Great Impressions Stamp on your entry AND leave us a comment on the Challenge Post letting us know that you did!

Good luck!

Inky hugs,

1 comment:

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! I read all of the comments and appreciate your thoughts. May all your Mayhem be crafty messes...inky hugs!