Sunday, February 16, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Gorgeous Grunge Edition


 It's Blog Hop time for the Stamp Review Crew! We are featuring the stamp set, Gorgeous Grunge - definitely a favorite of mine! It can be used in so many different ways. And just to review (no pun intended). The Stamp Review Crew has a blog hop on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. It officially begins on Monday but we post on the Sunday night prior just to make sure all the links are working. The entire Crew highlights one particular stamp set. It is amazing, and inspiring to see the creative ways one stamp set can be used. 

If you arrived from Dawn Tidd's blog, you are where you should be. If this is your first stop, that is ok because you can go full circle by following the links. So let's get hopping'!

I created 2 cards for the hop. The first card uses all Gorgeous Grunge images and a sentiment. I went with a feminine look using feminine colors and embellishments.
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Lots of Thanks
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride
Other: Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Very Vintage Designer Buttons,

My next card is a clean and simple style.
The bird and sentiment are not from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set but as you can see, this versatile set can be combined with another stamp to create a backdrop - in this case water. To soften the edges of the "water" I added some water downed  Smoky Gray ink at the base of the reeds and beyond. Also, you can't really see them (grr to poor lighting), but I added rhinestones here and there on the "water" for some sparkle.

One of my favorite uses for Gorgeous Grunge is using the image with the smallest splatters to add visual interest on any card. Too much white space? Gorgeous Grunge to the rescue!

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Simply Sketched
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral
Other: Basic Rhinestones, water color brush

And now on to the next stop - Kelly Willard Bray's blog. Enjoy!



And thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Beth Beard said...

Great water technique! Love that idea!

Shana Gaff said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the soft colors on your first card and your CAS card is so serene and lovely.

Nancy Smith said...

Your cards show the versatility of this set. Great job!

Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome twosome! I love that bird in the grunge background, it's perfect! You definitely got the feminine card spot on!

Betty said...

Both cards are delicate and beautiful. As always your sweet little details are perfect!

Mike Funke said...

Great job, Lisa. Love the card with the bird. Layers really seems to be the way to go with this set!

Tanya Boser said...

You never cease to delight me, Lisa! These are both gorgeous! The second card calls to the nature enthusiast in me though :)

Kerry Willard Bray said...

These cards are gorgeous, Lisa! You are fabulous at creating a vintage look.

Martha Stewart said...

Two great cards. Love your mix of colors esp. on the bird card.

rubberredneck said...

Very pretty!! You did a beautiful job as always :)

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, and so well done, Lisa. Just love the splatter for the grounding of the bird... how creative!

Cindy Beach said...

Beautiful cards, Lisa. I love your color combos and soft details. The images on the bird card look so natural and like a gorgeous watercolor. Love it!

Susan Mac Donald said...

both cards are great; I love the color combo & of course, the grunge...it's a must use s.s w/many cards I make.

Paula said...

You never disappoint, Lisa. Love these cards and the way you showed off this stamp set.

WebDeb said...

Truly, I'm just speechless (ok, almost) at how beautiful these cards are! I adore the effects you created on the bird card.

Carol Carriveau said...

Soft and beautiful first card! The second card a bit more colorful but feel that they are both gorgeous plain and simple styles!!!

Deb said...

Love both your cards! Such creative ways to use this set! Love the bird card! What a great technique!

Mitzi said...

I like both of your cards, but especially the one with the bird. It is a bit different from the others. Very nice!

Jill Coleman said...

I love both of your cards Lisa. The pink is so soft and all of the layered elements are beautiful. Love the watercolored look of the second - perfectly paired with the Simply Sketched set. Pretty!

Adriana Benitez said...

Lisa, the watercolor card is so neat! What a great use for the grunge images!

mauistamper.com said...

Lisa! That card with the bird on the reeds from Simply Sketched is gorgeous! Pure genius...you really rocked that one!

Anne

Rita Wright said...

Shabby elegant and awesome amazing! Love them both!

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