Wednesday 28 May 2014

Rain man....

Well over at Simon says stamp Monday challenge it is time to out the artsy stamps. I love this stamp and now i have it in the original wooden backed version as i got it as a birthday pressie. So i decided to play with it.

I made the yellow one first as I wanted it to be a bit quirky. My husband said i should do it in blue to be more traditional and i obliged. So you can decide which one you like best. 

So both times I started with one of the Tim Holtz stencils, the splodgy one. On a piece of white card I chose parts of the stencils that I liked and using a make-up sponge I inked tumbled glass, broken china, peacock feathers an weathered wood for the blue one and squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, scattered straw and dried marigold for the yellow. 

I didn't really plan it out but just went with was pleasing to my eyes. Then i stamped rainman in black archival ink and this time i tried to get his boots in the 'puddle'.

 I stamped the sentiment (Tim Holtz) in black archival. To add more interest I inked some versamark through the faded dots stencil and clear embossed. I find it mimics rain somewhat.
I matted and layered on complimentary card and decided to add some ideology twine and metal tags.

These are quick cards that come in handy when you are short of time. But i still think they are pretty effective. Anyway over to you now: .......... blue or yellow? Theresa xx

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

A blog named Hero - You're the emBoss
The Kraft Journal - Clean and Simple


  1. These cards are so pretty! The colors are amazing and I love the splatters. Lovely design. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

  2. Both fabulous Theresa, although I love the yellow best xx Zoe xx

  3. Both cards are fabulous! Love the beautiful colors you used and great stamping. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Fabulous cards Theresa, a lovely design and colour schemes - I love them both......perfect for the fabulous TH image!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  5. Lovely cards, Theresa, in all the colourways. Thank you for your visit this week and I hope you have lots of crafty fun. xx Maggie

  6. Wonderful combination of stamps and stencils, I love both, the fresh yellow and the blue looks on my compi like turquoise and Ihat is my favorite color:-) love it too.
    Big hugs Anja

  7. Fabulous cards! I like the yellow the best!