Saturday, 2 May 2015

Empty Box Project #18 - Carnaby Street

I was thinking about how I could join in with the 1960s Retro challenge at Try it on Tuesday  when I remembered some Art Journey stamps I had in my empty-box-project box, the woman and the dots/circles top left (and more faintly in the background).

Just to recap:
On New Year's day I revealed my stamping shame - a big box of unused stamps - and started my Empty Box project. My aim is to work through the box , one stamp/ stamp set at a time and see if I can use them. If I can't use them, I will dispose of them. The aim is to finish with an empty box.

While I was playing with my ideas for this I was watching the Paper Artsy sprays video and that inspired me to get my sprays out. 

I inked some card with coral ink and then stamped the woman and masked her with a post it note.  I stamped the spotty stamp several times also in coral.  Then I got playing with two colours of sprays and  two stencils. 

Finally I added the 'have fun' rub-on . I really don't know why I keep using rub-ons - they always let me down. It's like a bad marriage that you've invested so heavily in, you just can't walk away...

As well as Try it on Tuesday and Paper Artsy, I'd also like to enter:
Simply Create Too Pretty Woman 


Julie Lee said...

Great background, Marina. xx

chrissie said...

This is terrific Marina. The stamp is great against the background.

So pleased you joined us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen said...

Wow.. stunning card Marina! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

Pia S said...

A cool design inspired by the 60s, very suitable for a teenaged girl or young woman!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh yes! Fabulous image and a perfect background! Glad you could join us at Try it on Tuesday! Chrisx

Unknown said...

Oh - love this Marina. Your background is so great and then just to have the gal alone is so perfect... super! j.

Sarah B said...

love this stamp, good luck on the challenge you've set yourself. Great background xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic card, thank you so much for playing with Simply Create Too.

Love and hugs