Friday, February 22, 2013

It's gonna be okay...

TGIF homies!

I'm taking the day and heading to 'the big city' for a shopping trip with my mom. It should be fun to get out of town even if most of it is for grocery shopping. I do plan on making a side trip to JoAnn's to check it out, though most likely it will be the usual sad selection. It's too bad that the new Hobby Lobby won't be open for another couple of weeks... I guess that just means I'll have to plan another trip after the grand opening. 

So I pulled a complete 180 on my card today. For the first time in years I tried my hand at creating a true single layer card.  There's no paper, no ribbon, no embellishments... nothing but stamping, masking and coloring. What a fun challenge that turned out to be! I even broke out the Tim Holtz Distress Stains for the first time to splash color in the brick background so it would look like Creeper Thursday had been doing a bit of graffiti artwork. ;)
And because Thursday is a classic Creeper I've decided to enter this card into the current Retro Fresh Challenge over at The Greeting Farm. It's to use hearts on a card so I added one to her shirt and another to the 'paint' on the wall. 

Ok, time for me to get ready to hit the road. Have fun today, I sure plan to!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Creeper Thursday), Prima (brick background), My Favorite Things (sentiment), KI Memories (hearts)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Nick Bantock charcoal grey, Versafine onyx black, Tim Holtz peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade distress
Tim Holtz Picked Raspberries, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers Distress Stains
Sakura clear glaze pen
Sharpie white marker
EK Success gold pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R20, W1, BG72
eyes- E47, BG000, 0
hair- E08, E44, E47, E49
clothes- RV23, RV25, RV29, E40, E41, 0, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG11, BG13, C5, C1, C5, C7, C9, Y11, Y13, Y15
ground/shadow- W0, W1, W3, W5, 0


Leanne said...

Oh this is awesome Amy!! Love the graffitti and this totally looks like its layered up. Awesome.
Have fun in town and spending the day with your mom. Please say hello to her from me and hope she's doing well. Happy shopping & happy Friday!

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG you totally ROCKED this card!!!! Love it ALL!!!! Well I hope you find some Awesome finds on your shopping trip today! Tell your mom Hi from us! Have a Wonderful Weekend too!
hugs, Heidi & Brooke

naoompje said...

What a grungie card and she has some attitude. I really love the idea of grafitti. Have a nice shopping trip hope they have some fun crafty stuff. Hugs Naomi

Tracy Campbell said...

Amy, this is lovely.
I would also love to know how to mask. Do you have any video's for technique you've used today?
Happy shopping with your mom! :-)

Is said...

This is so nice Amy, love the image, she looks like a bad girl!! The coloring is so great!!
Thanks for sharing
Hugs from Spain

Julie D. Richards said...

What a great single layer card Amy. It's always such a challenge to do that.

Joy said...

So, happy you can have a Mom and Me day! Glad that she is better!

Love this card! The colors are so energizing and happy!

Have a great time!

Juls said...

fabulous!! I love it! Hugs Juls

Annie Rose said...

This is so dang awesome! I love everything! You rock, girlfriend. :) Thanks for playing with us in the TGF RetroFresh challenge!

Annie Rose

Katie said...

Wow- this card rocks Amy! I love it- you totally pulled of the single layer look! Hugs, Katie

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

What a fun, bright card! Love the little splashes on the wall!