X's and O's for Father's Day

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lots of grunge...some sparkle...some distressing...that pretty much sums up my hubby's card for Father's Day this year.

Pulled out a piece of designer paper from my stash and distressed the heck out of it.  Then I added some light modeling paste through a stencil, followed by some graphite texture paste through another stencil.  When all that was dry, I added the grungy little hearts which I've stamped with archival ink, painted with my fingers, added a bit of marker and then sanded lightly.  Whew!  That's a whole lot going on to those two tiny hearts *big grin*.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Simon Says Stamp and SU!
Ink:  Watering Can archival ink
Stamps:  STAMPlorations Trendy Birds
All the other stuff:  distressing tool, light modeling paste, ARTplorations X marks the Spot stencil, ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil, Art Extravagance graphite texture paste, spatula, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures hearts, red acrylic paint, marker

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: use your favorite technique or product:  stencils...gotta love 'em...pastes, watercolors, inks...stencils are SO versatile!

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Uniko Studios Challenge #22:  anything goes with the optional twist of a masculine card

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Back soon with more my sweet friends...


  1. Fabulous grungy card, Lee-Anne! Love the contrast of black/white/red.

  2. This is simply fab, Lee-Anne!!!

  3. The textures and sparkle look so neat and awesome! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Favorite Products/Techniques” Challenge!

  4. Oooh! A super clever and striking card Lee-Anne
    Thanks so much for playing along at Uniko
    Sarah x

  5. Adore all the texture here, an excellent guy card and thanks for joining Uniko x

  6. You do grunge really well! Wonderful textures!

  7. This is so amazing! So much gorgeous texture!

  8. WOW! I so wish I had this kind of creativity but it scares me! LOL! This is just amazing and I am sure your hubby loved it. Thanks so much for joining in on the challenge at Uniko. Hugs Bev x

  9. Texture-y, dimensional, sparkly ... and amazing, Lee-Anne ... and great masculine colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Uniko! Anita :)


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