I'm not at all ashamed to say that many elements of my card today for colourQ is a shameless copy of a card that I made at the Stampin' Up! Regional in Providence, Rhode Island this past Saturday. That being said I do, however, love the Clockworks stamp set and as I made my card at the Regional I resolved to use it soon. Arielle's latest colourQ challenge provided the perfect opportunity.
My only complaint about this card is the faint coloring on the stop watch. (That would be the very light gray image you see stamped on the Crumb Cake grunge image). I used the new Basic Gray stamp pad and to say I'm disappointed with it would be an understatement. The new Basic Gray is not even remotely close to the old Basic Gray (it's much lighter in color). The other day I sent an email to demonstrator support to let them know my observations regarding this ink pad color and they are sending me a reinker to see if the problem is with the stamp pad (too dry) or the ink. They told me that I'm only the second demonstrator to report the issue so I'm glad that I sent that email. It could be that I got a bum ink pad, but at least now I'll know and if it turns out to be the ink, at least Stampin' Up! will know.
The layout of my card comes from a somewhat liberal interpretation of the Unscripted Sketches challenge this week.
By the way, when I make a card I've got my stamp in one hand and my stamp-a-ma-jig in the other because I can't sleep at night if I've stamped something uneven. So, it's particularly refreshing to stamp images like these. The whole idea of these grungy images is that they are stamped randomly and with abandon! And I secretly love to let it all loose!
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