Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pretty Grungey

I am determined to create this weekend, I've been doing lots of stuff for everyone else lately so this weekend is all mine! (with some housework thrown in if I get the guilts!!)

I've written down all the challenges I want to enter-it's quite a few, so I've combined 2 of them for my first card - Just Add Ink - Just add pink & bling, along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

I went a bit bigger than my norm-this one's 6" square.

This card was nothing like this in my head when I started, I was going for sweet,pretty,pink,girly etc but what I've ended up with is (still)pink, girly & grungey...I think it works, what do you think?
I have used lots of new stuff on this card & possibly went a little pearl crazy!

Here are some close ups so you can see the shimmer paint & the pearl overload!

I added some shimmer paint to the flowers after watercolouring, & stamped the bird in Choc Chip, sponged on shimmer paint then cut out.

and then came the pearls....really, can you blame me? It was a brand new pack...and they're just so simple to stick on...and on!

Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think...overload or not...

the small print:

DSP-level 1 hostess DSP pack

Cardstock-Crumbcake, Choc Chip, watercolour paper

Ink-Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Choc Chip, Old Olive

Stamp Set-Elements of Style

Accessories- Aqua painter, PP ribbon, twill tape, sewing machine. pearls


  1. Elise, your card has turned out beautifully. I love it! The row of pearls below the sentiment looks perfect; not overdone at all. Gorgeous!

  2. Elise, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the pink, girly & grungey look. It's all come together perfectly and absolutely works :)

  3. Elise, this is gorgeous! I love the grunginess, it really adds depth. :-)

  4. Oh I love all the pearls what a lovely card

  5. Oh my's gorgeous. I love the flowers and the hummingbird accent...perfect.


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  6. Gorgeous! I love all that i'm seeing with this set. Your colouring is so beautiful.

  7. Great card Elise! The watercoloured panel really "pops" on the monotone background. :)

  8. I love this, so vintage and I know what you mean about the pearls... TFS

  9. As I said on SC, I love love love it, a great card.

  10. My favourite set at the moment! I ABSOLUTELY love this card!!! I would love to CASE it one day! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink!