Monday, July 4, 2011

Merci Make it Monday

This is my second post of the day. Scroll down to see more. :)





Ok, so when I woke up this morning and saw this week's Make it Monday challenge, I was a little bummed. I don't really own any reinkers. I have two SU ones and 2 Papertrey ones - and one of those is black. I really did want to try the challenge, but I just could not think of a way to incorporate the colors I had.


I sat down at my craft table and immediately thought of Polka Dot Basics. I had an idea in my head and it was awesome. Well, I think we all know how that goes sometimes. That idea I had? Well, it's STILL in my head. This is a close representation, but it didn't quite stamp the way I thought it would. Perhaps it was the fact that I didn't have any foam..or because I gooped too much reinker out. Either way, I am kinda diggin' the card in a funky, messy, ink all over my hands like I am in Kindergarten kind of way. 




I stamped using SU Black and PTI Smokey Shadow kind of all mixed up a bit. I was going for a more gradient look. It made more of a grunge dot look, though. I also used my Raspberry Fizz reinker for the "Merci" and a little Fresh Snow on the edges. It's definitely one of my more funky cards. :)




12 brownkowments:

Dana said...

Funky? Yes! A mess? No way! This is a great take on the challenge Keva. I like the "less than perfect" bits..it adds character!

Luanne said...

I love it! Hot pink and black are always a winning combination. I only had two shades of green, so I know how you felt! But I made it work too... Fabulous card!

A Crafty Person said...

I really like the look you did with this technique. It shows you can do this without running out to the Local craft Store.

Gina said...

It's a GREAT funky, though. I love it! The black, white and hot pink are hot, hot, HOT!

Lindsay said...

This is awesome Keva! So so fun! I just love those polka dots!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Funky, indeed! In a very cool kinda way! You did an awesome job, making do with what you had to complete the challenge. And I think it turned out GREAT!

Wanda Cullen said...

I really love this pop of hot pink with the black and white! You created a masterpiece in spite of the limitations! :-)

Andrea M said...

Keva, this is AWESOME!!! This is no where near messed up! This is incredible! Those black polka dots are FANTASTIC!!! This color combo is AMAZING! Great job! I know what you mean though, I don't own any reinkers too so I have to work around that :)

Stephanie said...

Keva.......I just love this! I also love the "not so perfect" look it has goin' on! Of course, the hot pink, black and white are just amazing together! Love it!

Kara said...

cool...love the look!! i don't have any reinkers at all.....i'm gonna have to get creative on this one to participate:)

 

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