Totally in love with timeless grunge using Strawberry Sketches #SS02 & Global Design Project #GDP045

Sunday 24 July 2016 Somerset, UK

I really enjoyed making today's card! So much that I am entering it into two challenges!

First up we have the Global Design Project #GDP045. This weeks challenge is a colour challenge. I have to use the colours Basic Black, Smoky Slate & Melon Mambo in my project to be able to enter.

As soon as I saw this colour combination I knew I just had to enter. I love how Melon Mambo just pops when used with Basic Black. 

The second challenge I am entering is Sarah Berry's Strawberry Sketches #SS02. This is a new sketch challenge in its second week and I plan to play along with this each week.

I love sketches, have I told you that? They really help kick start my creativity. Sketches are a guide, you don't have to copy them, all you have to do is loosely base your design on the layout suggested.

This really is a lovely sketch, I hope you can see how I've designed my card using this sketch.

To make this card I've used the Botanical Builders Framelit Diet for the flowers and the new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies for the sentiment. 

Can you see I've die cut the sentiment in both Basic Black and Melon Mambo. There's just a peep of Melon Mambo showing through underneath the Basic Black.

 I've also used some Silver Metallic Thread underneath the flowers to add some further interest.

The spotty background is stamped in Smoky Slate and the stamp is from the Timeless Textures stamp set. The ink splodges are stamped in Melon Mambo and are from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! I certainly enjoyed making it and I can't wait to play along again. 

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. I adore this card Kim! So much white space really gives the colours eye popping impact. Thanks for joining us at Global Design Project and good luck for the Guest DT pick!

    1. Thanks Paula! I loved the colour choice on this weeks challenge!

  2. Hi Kim, how clever! Great challenge to combine my sketch with GDP's colour challenge. Well done, you've pulled it off. Thank you for playing along!