Sunday, August 17, 2014

Graffiti Birthday



So, last night I found myself with a rare evening alone. Like, all of my family, except me of course, was out for the evening. Which left me alone! Did I mention I was ALONE? (End-of-summer-break desperation, folks, what can I say?) I hit the grocery store for sushi and wine, and then in true introvert fashion, I retired to my studio to stamp (and watch Outlander).

I had no agenda, so I looked through my favorite challenge blogs, and the current Color Throwdown #305 jumped out at me. 


Don't you just love that graphic, with the stack of letters? It reminded me of a Crafter's Workshop number stencil that has a similar stacked look. I sponged on different Distress Inks from the same color palette (Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, and Spiced Marmalade), then spritzed with some Earl Grey Maya Mist to add the gray color.



The sentiment banner is done with Reverse Confetti's BEAUTIFUL BANNERS stamp set and coordinating BEAUTIFUL BANNERS CONFETTI CUTS die set. The paper star accents were die-cut with Reverse Confetti's OH MY STARS CONFETTI CUTS die set, and the wood veneer stars are by Studio Calico. The "nest" of black thread adds to the graffiti look.







Thanks for stopping by!


16 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous!

Leigh Penner said...

I love this!

Lynn Put said...

Sounds like the perfect evening! Love Outlander, it's SO good!
What a fun card! Love the blended colors with the stencil and your fantastic detail around the sentiment.

Vickie Z said...

Ha...if only I could get everyone to "go someplace" :) love that stencil...have one inked up....itnjustnshines on this card! The twine and sentiment are perfect!!! This for playing with us!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is pretty fabulous!!!

Deanne :)

Annette Allen said...

wow this is amazing.. the color is the perfect blend and love how you added the stars.. fabulous designing...

thanks for stopping by my blog.. :)

TaraG said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is such an eye-catching card, Amy! STUNNING! What an amazing take on the color swatch and I love that you drew inspiration from the photo too. I LOVE the nest of twine and the stars are perfect...I especially love the the little open star that you created with the star confetti cuts!
Hugs,t

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Amy. Love the stenciled background with those numbers and colors. It looks awesome... the banner looks great with the twine.

Wanda Cullen said...

Amy, this is a perfect and gorgeous interpretation of the colors and the photo! Love the sponged colors over the stencil!

Joan Ervin said...

You have used the colors and the inspiration picture to perfection, Amy...this is fabulous!!! Love all the RC stamps and dies you used and the string is such a great design detail!!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

*sigh* I'm SO jealous... sushi and stamping, what could be better? Fantastic card, Amy! I so wish I could come up with creative ideas like you do! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Julia Aston said...

What a great design - the 3D layers and your beautiful background are awesome!

Kim S said...

Perfect in every way! Fabulous colors in the backdrop and the combination of various sized stars with the speckles looks fantastic.

Charlene said...

Amy How do you come up with these fab cards! You are so talented :-)

pinnednpenned said...

Really caught my eye!! Fabulous!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love this! Great color combo and great design!!

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