Kitschy Blooms

Sunday, January 11, 2015

We are getting inky this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is to create an inky background. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
My project began with humble beginnings. I dropped, splatted and dribbled inks and sprays onto watercolor paper until my hearts content. This messy play was the basis for my Kitschy ATC's
I was, in effect, coloring the flowers before I stamped them. After all of the inks had dried, I stamped the retro inspired flowers in permanent black ink and highlighted portions with a white ink pen.
The ATC's reminded me of the funky prints that would adorn the walls of my Grandmothers house during the 1970's. A quick trip to the dollar store for cheap frames and my humble, inky splats transformed into fun, retro wall art.

How will you create your inky background? We would love to see what you've made. Link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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19 comments:

  1. Love your ATCs!! Your background is amazing and your stamping perfect! BArbarayaya

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the vibrancy and colors, Michelle! Way to rock this DT assignment!

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  3. These are wonderful! I love your retro flowers and they look perfect with your inky designs! Beautifully framed too!

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  4. Soooooooo gorgeous! I am loving the vibrant colors and those flowers!!!!!

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  5. These are so artfully done and absolutely frame-worthy! I wish they were on my walls.

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  6. These ATCs are so beautiful! The background colors are gorgeous. :)

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  7. Really pretty ATC's, Michelle. The backgrounds are perfect! Hugs, Sandra

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  8. BBBBBBB UUUUUUUUU TITITITIT FUL!

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  9. I am just speechless!! These are absolutely amazing!! I thought the picture of your project was like the inspiration photo for what you were supposed to do. I had no idea you created those beautiful frame masterpieces!! That is just plain amazing!!!

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  10. BOLD & BEAUTIFUL - SO VIBRANT!!!
    Your ATC's are works of ART Michelle!!!
    THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION - it has been so long since I made an ATC, looking forward to being more adventurous with some this year, never thought of framing them either, much better than hidden away in a box!!!

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  11. Stunning works of art Michelle! Your inky background look amazing!

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  12. These are so pretty!!!Amazing flowers!

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  13. Love the background and the finished project, framed! Gorgeous!!!!

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  14. You know I love the BOLD stuff and these prints are both bold and lovely! You nailed it in terms of hitting a balance between funky and sophisticated. I'm always so impressed at your wide scope of artistic styles and your knowledge of techniques.

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  15. What gorgeous works of art! I love this idea! I'm going to have to give it a go :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  16. Absolutely stunning! These little works of art are so beautiful Michelle and what a fantastic idea ~ I absolutely adore them! :)

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  17. I love these Michelle! The backgrounds are amazing and and the flowers were perfect on top.

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  18. What cool images! I love that you created a pair - I bet Grandma would absolutely love them! TFS!

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