Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's Graffiti Blog Hop Time

Welcome to the Graffiti Blog Hop!

I've been having a great time playing with Graffiti . . . did you know this collection goes with almost everything? To prove my point, check out the cards I whipped up this week:


With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought I'd see how well the Graffiti Stencil and the Love Bites stamps would play together. I think it's a match made in heaven!


I thought this card would be fun for my niece who turns 17 on Saturday. You might not notice it right away, but the background stamp on this card is a border stamp from the Hopes FontArt UM. It reminded me of chain link fencing. Cool eh?


I just love that Graffiti Art stamp, and it was perfect for this resist technique with the Green and Blue Neon Ink Pads. I paired it with a sentiment stamp from the Fire & Ice FontArt UM.


Can you guess what vintage kit elements I used for this card? You might not recognize them right away. I started with a Graffiti Print panel, overstamped with a huge text stamp from Up, Up & Away. Then I used white acrylic paint with the circle pattern on Fizz Stencil. I traced the arrow image from the Mirror, Mirror Stencil onto Graffiti pink, and cut it out with a craft knife. Finally Fizz pink brads added just the right finishing touch.

I encourage you to see what mixin' and matchin' you can do with your Graffiti kit and collections from the past. It's great fun!

Ready to hop? Here are the amazing bloggers sharing their artwork with us this month:

Hetty at Craft Chaos
Tiare at iClassyGirl
Lisa at Carpe Memoria

Creatively yours,
Karen

24 comments:

  1. Great job mashing it up - all those cards are fantastic!

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  2. Well look at this wonderful blog entry. What a great way to start Wednesday!

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  3. Grea cards Karen and yes this kit goes with almost everything!

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  4. Karen, this is so cool how you paired the old and the new to create wonderful combinations! I especially love your last card - it seems like those elements were made for each other!

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  5. Karen, I love your cards!! What a great way to use Graffiti and make Valentines cards!! Perfect pairing. And love the last card and all the mash ups.

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  6. Love how you combined different kits--especially the Love stencil with "Love Bites"! Cute!!

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  7. Gosh, I LOVE the mash-ups, Karen! This is what happens when you go home an play, isn't it. Nice work! My favorite surprise was the "chain link fence" pattern from Hopes. Nifty.

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  8. Love your cards! Love how you mixed it up!

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  9. Oh My!! I love how you mixed up the papers for cards!

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  10. Karen, I just love the wire fence look and your last card is my favorite, I really enjoy cards with so much depth!

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  11. Love the versatility of Grafitti - thanks for the ideas!

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  12. You're right, this kit is so versatile ~ love it!

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  13. Love your mash up cards! I especially love how you used the Hopes stamp to make your chain wire fence.

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  14. Very versatile indeed. I like that it can be used to make baby cards too!

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  15. The cards are great. I was great to see the different options mixing different stamps. TFS!

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  16. Karen, I love the mix mash! Very nice!

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  17. Love the mashup too, Karen - these are really fun cards!

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  18. I'm just so tickled that we both thought to combine this kit with others! Love these cards, and wish I had some more of that striped ribbon... I see a GHM order in my future..

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  19. Such great combinations you have Karen, so cool....feel free to give me one of those cards on my BDay..just sayin...

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  20. This is a great post - the creativity and variety is inspiring!

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