Tuesday 26 May 2015

More Ink & Some Grunge

Hi friends I've 2 cards to share with you today 
and first up I couldn't resist entering a second card over
at Inkspirational - what a fantastic idea to combine
Pia's wedding cards with a stunning colour scheme too.

Another reason ... I watched a tutorial by the AMAZING
Jennifer McGuire HERE yesterday! Well I don't tend to miss any
but some a more inspirational than others and some have me 
searching online to purchase her latest goodies!!!
Anyway I hope she doesn't mind me 'case-ing' her card and technique.

Card Recipe:
Impression Obsession: Heart of Hearts die (de-bossed with purple ink)
Lawn Fawn: Love word die - coated in glossy accents
Purple pearlised card base, gems and sequins from my stash to finish.

My second card is to enter the current challenge at
Time Out Challenges - theme: Grunge

Now it's taken me almost 2 weeks to pluck up the courage
to make and post this card! I'm not sure grunge is my thing 
and the DT will possibly boot me out of the gallery with this one
as I'm not sure my distressed / spritzed BG is allowed as grunge.

But I'm giving it a go ... and I've used lots of embossing too.
The flower and the gold strips above and below the floral panel

Card Recipe:
Uniko Studio: Pure Florals - Gerbera & sentiment from A Gift For You
WOW: Metallic Brass sparkle EP
Distress Ink: Barn Door and Festive Berries

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Ok that's all from me today but I hope to be back
later in the week when I've had a little more time to craft.
See you then and thanks for calling by.



  1. Two beauties Sarah.
    Hugs, Veerle x

  2. I really like the "feminine" grunge you created on the second card. Also watched the Jennifer video and loved the look she created - yours came out awesome!

  3. The purple card is great! I've still to watch JM's video on faux letterpress, but that just makes me want to try it even more!

  4. Well I am doing a little Happy Dance as not only did you do grunge but girly grunge, which is my fav. The spritz works as grunge and the added gold the perfect combo. And wow to the purple delight. This looks so perfectly CAS but has so much detail I wouldn't have the patience. All the added gloss is a delight. Thanks for joining Ink and TO x

  5. Two beauties Sarah! Must check out that video as your card looks sensational. And the girlie grunge is just gorgeous.

  6. From your fabulous pearlised purple to gorgeous grunge - love it all!! If they give you the boot, they will have already done to mine, Sarah. I am lovely it!
    =] Michele

  7. Two fabulous cards, dear Sarah! I love your interpretation of grunge. For me it is perfect! :-)

  8. 2 stunning cards, Sarah! I don't know if the second one is grunge, but oh how I love it!

  9. Beautiful cards Sarah, you really are on a creative roll :) Loving the technique on the first, will have to check that technique video out myself and loving the 'grunge' Gerbera too :) Thanks so much for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  10. Very creative! Great work! Thank you for playing with us at Time Out.

  11. I saw that JM video too, Sarah ... and you've CASEd her to perfect with this beauty ... it's just lovely! Your grunge card is just gorgeous ... and so beautifully soft and feminine ... way to go stepping outside your comfort zone! I chuckled at your post ... 'plucking up courage' to make a grunge card described me to a T too!! Delighted you did ... thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  12. Fantastic card! I saw this technique by Jennifer too, but haven't had time to try it out.
    Thank you so much - I truly appreciate your card.
    Thanks for playing with us at INK for our Purple/wedding challenge 'cause of my wedding.
    Pia xx


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