Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Papertrey Ink April 2016 Blog Hop

Morning, morning!

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop time again, with a fab inspiration pic from artist Chad Hagen:







I immediately thought of the set Grunge Me when I saw this - it made me think of the distressed, geometric circle stamp. Then I started playing around with a circle mask and went in a completely different direction! Isn't that always the way? In the end I masked a whole heap of circles over each other using a variety of distress inks, then stamped the images in dark brown over the top. It's ended up very clean and simple - even with a grunge set, I seem to fail to get a grungy look!

Hope you get the chance to join in today!

Thanks for popping by,

Claire x






22 comments:

  1. Love this card, so bold, with great color!

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  2. I LOVE this card!! You rocked this challenge!!!

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  3. I think this card is awesome. It's hard to like a card that doesn't come out as we envisioned it in our heads, but yours is truly a great masculine CAS card. I love it!

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  4. Your card is lovely, Claire! Beautiful translucent inking!

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  5. However you got there it's perfect! I love it!

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  6. Oh yes! Love this card. Great take on the inspiration!

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  7. Great use of the Grunge Me stamp set! Love your color choices and design! Awesome card!!

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  8. oh this is beyond fabulous... what a gorgeous take on the inspiration piece!! love it!!

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  9. Stunning background, and a great interpretation of that difficult inspiration piece!

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  10. No...YOU rock and so does your incredible card!!

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  11. Oh my! Definitely one of my very favourites from the hop!

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  12. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the inspiration piece!

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  13. Speaking of "you rock" WOW you rocked this challenge!! wow!! A++++

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  14. You really nailed it, Claire--great card!

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  15. Funky and so cool, Claire ... love the CASness with just the tiniest hint of grunge! I also never seem to manage grunge ... just doesn't seem to come out of the end of my fingers! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Congrats on your win, Claire! Never even thought of Grunge Me, but you nailed it with your design and color combo. Going to PIN thus one.

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  17. Claire,this is one amazing grunge card! I absoultly love it! A huge congratulations on your win!

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