Monday, May 9, 2011

All Jazzed Up

Don't you just love it when your favorite challenges cooperate with one another?  This week's Simon Says challenge is called "anything goes."  Which means, of course, whatever I do for the Grungy Monday challenge will work for Simon Says as well.  You know me, I'm always up for a twofer.  Add to that a birthday card I needed to make, and yep, another threefer is born.

Linda, mastermind of Grungy Monday and recent Ranger U graduate, went back to 2007 for the technique we're to use this week.  Click HERE and you'll be taken to Tim's blog for all the details and how-tos.  Now, Tim originally demoed this for a Christmas tag, and came up with a weathered wood look.  My take is totally different, but as Linda pointed out, there are just so many ways this background can be used.  Enough talk....here is my card:


I used pool paint dabber and chipped sapphire distress ink for the background.  It's on white cardstock, which I cut to size (the finished card is a 5" square).  The jazz band stamp is from Graphic45, as is the strip of musical notes on the top.  The celebrate stamp is a very old one from Stampin' Up that I use a lot.  Love that script.

I had some leftover background paper and used it (along with another Graphic45 scrap) for the inside of the card where I'll write my message.




36 comments:

Celeste said...

Ohhh I love it.. sooo pretty

Paula said...

Very pretty, love the coloring!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS piece, Eileen!! You are AMAZING, My Friend!!

Gabrielle said...

This is absolutely fantastic! What a brilliant take on both themes!

Vic said...

Beautiful card!

Sam said...

Yikes!! How quick off the mark are you? Nice looking card - well done!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Very cool indeed Eileen!!! I love it!!!

Helen said...

What a FAB colour!!! I love this card.

Kim said...

Very nicely done! And congratz on your Tri-fecta! LOL!

Nancy Lynn said...

Very very nice piece Eileen. I love how it all came together.

Marjie K said...

Looks great! Love the decorated inside for your message.

Kathy Eddy said...

Turned ouit great Eileen! Hope I get time to play this week.

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love, love, LOVE this jazz-inspired card, Eileen! The background looks amazing, and that stamp is one of the coolest I've ever seen! The card is beautiful inside and out-- just like the lady who made it!

Dan said...

Love that weathered background! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

fairy thoughts said...

lovely card
well done for being first on grungy monday

Nancy Wethington said...

Love that technique paired with the Graphic 45 stamped image. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Diann said...

What a fun card you created...love it! Diann

Shelly Hickox said...

Love this color combo and the stamping is just perfect!

Bearcrazyman said...

Very Cool. I love the blues in the color and the music

Lori said...

Great use of the technique! I love those colors together! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

2amscrapper said...

totally cool! I love G45!

Alicia said...

Oh Eileen I just love it!! *Hugs*

Chris A. said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the info. I too love that script. It seems so friendly.

Anonymous said...

HOW JAZZT RIGHT! I love how you made this technique uniquely yours. You are in this ssurpassing mr Tim, in my view.

Candy C said...

Very cool piece, Eileen!! <3 Candy

Patzee said...

Looks like you are queen of the Threefer! Love the blues for this jazzy card. The limited color palette makes it pop! Well done!

Evelyn S. said...

Pretty JAZZY, Eileen! I have those stamps and some of the paper....but I love how you've used them with this technique~

MarleneMAZ said...

Great card!

StampDancer said...

Wonderful! I recently bought the Jazz set and your piece inspires me to get it out next to play with! I also like your use of the SU! sentiment - I almost forgot about those words and am glad for the reminder to use them! You're a COOL CAT! Keep those stamps a Swingin'.

Alison said...

Gorgeous card Eileen! Love how you decorated the inside too! x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Yay!! Graphic 45 stamps! Love it!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

sasa said...

I had great fun with the challenge this week - it is indeed great when a plan comes together! I love the images of the musicians on the blue!
Sarah at 28

BrianK said...

It's so cool, it's hot! Love the jazx theme, everything works great together. What a lush and beautiful card.

minnie_mac said...

Brilliant card. Love it.

Marilyn

Jane said...

Beautiful card! I love the blues with the 'blues' players. Great theme.

Marliese said...

Great card, Eileen. Love the way you used Graphic 45 stamps on that fabulous background.