Saturday, 28 May 2011


Not often do you see me here on the blog on a Saturday...but as soon as I saw the Grungy Monday challenge 08 over on the Studio L3 blog, I just knew I had to have a go!!

And this is my entry...I hope you like it!

I used the Agapanthus Cluster stamp from Stampendous, together with Jenni Bowlin ink pads to create the watercolour effect. I then flicked paint over the background, used Distress Ink around the edge and finally stamped Tim's quote.

I used some corrugated Kraft card for my card blank and covered the front with some designer papers from my crafty stash, distressing the edges for an aged look. As the finishing touch, I added some rosettes and a tattered banner, together with one of Tim's Adage Tickets!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment...I love reading them all and you really do make me laugh and smile with your kind words!! Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend, so far and I'll see you next week!
Love Emma

To see this technique done by the "king of all things arty"...please click here for the link to Tim's blog post!


  1. Totally gorgeous - love the combo of stamps and colours! Jo x

  2. Only you could make grunge look elegant - it's a beautiful card Emma.

    Love Lynda xxx

  3. Lovely card, love the stamping and colour palette. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

  4. Your card is so pretty. I love the colors, all the elements, and the different textures.

  5. Hi Emma, WOW this is super, what a sweet card. Hope you have a great bank holiday weekend, Love Hazelxo

  6. Fabulous card - love everything about it

  7. Really love this one, but then I love all your cards!

    Liz x

  8. Oh Emma this is just gorgeous! I love the colours you have choosen it stunning xx

  9. Think you may have started another trend here Emma - elegant grunge! Fabulous! xx

  10. Ohhh you've used one of my favourite stamps here, Emma and I love it with the watercolour effect. It's stunning.
    As the weather is so miserable I have those rosettes on my to do list for tomorrow, I'm dying to give them a go.
    It's a wonderful card and nice to see you on a Saturday too.
    Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday.
    Hugs Lisax

  11. such a unique look going on here..the abstract artwork combined with the industrial grungy look of the corrugated card stock...down to the sharp angles on the handmade flowers..this is really something special!

    such a fabulous concept and you've managed to pull it off perfectly! beauty with that hard edge to it..absolutely brilliant! :D


  12. Emma this is so lovely. I love the bravery of the clean spaces (I just couldn't leave any on mine - what a chicken!) and the colours are fabulous.

  13. Emma, it's absolutely gorgeous! I love the pretty colors you used, and the watercolor stamping looks wonderful! The little rosettes are a great touch, and "bliss" is definitely the right word for this beauty!

  14. Oooh Emma - you're so clever with the inks and rubber. Love the watercolour effect! :)xx

  15. love what youve done with this! that stamp looks fab in those colours!! xx


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Emma ~xx

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