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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wacky Wednesday #7

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Juliana is hosting the challenge today and she decided on an inspiration piece. 

The possibilities are endless with this one, stop by the Rubbernecker Blog for all the details & play along with us!


I had so much fun with the inspiration that I made 2 cards to show you today.  The first (shown in the close up view) shows the faux bleached inchies combined with 7gypsies  Designer Paper.  The wildflowers & sentiment were stamped on the same paper as the floral squares.  I stamped the sm. flower from the wildflowers set onto a Tim Holtz Fragment and then used alcohol inks on the back.   The beautiful ribbon is also from 7gypsies. 

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Stamps:  Rubbernecker Wildflowers Set, Grid Background

Paper:  Prism Black and white, 7gypsies Gypsy Market 6x6 paper pad

Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Alcohol Inks/rustic Lodge set & Metallic Gold.  Distress Fired Brick for sponged edges. 

Accessories:  7gypsies Hudson Valley Assortment, Tim Holtz Fragment, 1” square punch, corner rounder, Spellbinders Labels 1 die.  Glass leaves, Jump ring, Clear EP, craft iron.



My 2nd inspiration card uses a torn strip of the same faux bleached panel I made, but it looks so different layered on the blue DP vs. the green DP.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Grid Background, Collage (can’t find the name, but I will edit it in)

Paper: Prism simply Smooth White, Desert Coral Medium and Dark, Mystic Dark.  7gypsies 12 x 12 savannah collection Designer Paper

Ink:  Adirondack Pigment Denim, Terra Cotta.  VersaMark, Alcohol Inks/rustic Lodge set.  Distress reinkers/Weathered Wood and Tea Dye.

Accessories:  Clear Embossing Pwdr. Craft Iron, Perfect Pearls copper, Black Hemp Twine, Making Memories word washer, SEI rub on (remember) vintage postage.  I hope you decide to participate in the challenge, Happy Wednesday to you!


  1. Shelly these cards are FABULOUS. Love the faux bleached inchies and it is amazing how different the same piece looks different on both cards!

  2. Gorgeous! Just GORGEOUS, I tell ya!

  3. Sooooo cool, Shelly!!!! I LOVE the first one with the awesome background you created and how you used the fragment. The second one is gorgeous, too, with that amazing image and how you used the stamps and are sooo talented!!!

  4. Both cards are gorgeous, with the soft coloring and muted embellishments. Love your first card with the fragment as front and center.

  5. These are wonderful, Shelly! Love both inspirations...very fun!

  6. Shelly, both of these pieces are gorgeous. I love that you used the grid on both as that was the most prominent aspect of the inspiration piece to me.

  7. Beautiful cards!!
    I love how you used that grid on both of them!!!
    And anything that uses "Nekkid Butt Guy" is fabulous in my book!!

  8. Wow, Shelly! These are fabulous works of art!!

  9. Fabulous Shelly, love your take on the inspiration piece!!

  10. you did a beautiful job on both of these! I had fun playing in the challenge this week! I used a 'David' stamp, but it only shows his face! giggles!! :D

  11. WHOA!!!
    I am always in awe of your style, but Shelly, these are marvelous! The way you've taken inspiration from the tiles is fascinating to me!


  12. I love what you are making. I'll need to remind myself to come visiit you more often, it is all so pretty!


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