Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Little Rusty ~ Retro Sketches Challenge #121

I am obsessed with anything rusty. I'm a junk collector so the rustier the better! I was totally inspired today while surfing Pinterest. The colors are absolutely gorgeous. I love how they contrast and compliment each other. So, I set out on a mission to create my own rusty card.

Here's my Inspiration...

The sketch came from Retro Sketches for challenge #121. It's a fun one that really worked well for this card. 

Here's the Sketch!

My initial idea was to make a gate with rusty hardware, but it didn't exactly turn the way I had it pictured in my head. I just plain ran out of room for hinges. Oh well, I really like the way the coloring turned out. I hope you like it too!

Here's my Creation!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock ~ Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Cajun Craze
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets ~ Hardwood, Chalk Talk, Gorgeous Grunge
Tools/Other Supplies ~ Sponges, Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, 1/4" Circle punch, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Piercing Mat, Liquid Adhesive, Dimensionals
Embellishments ~ Antique Brads, misc. brads


  1. Hi Michelle,
    I just wanted to say that I have spent the last couple of hours on your blog. I love everything you have created.
    As a fellow SU demonstrator - in Australia, you have given me heaps of inspiration.
    Top of my list is now " By The Seashore" and I can't wait to get it.
    Thanks again.
    Barb xx

  2. Oh dear I think I just called you Michelle.
    My hubby has twin daughters called Melissa and Michelle and I often get confused.
    Please accept my embarrassed apologies.

  3. Just popping in to say, love your rusty creation, fabulous look.

  4. Oh continue to out do yourself! This is wonderful!

  5. in awe...amazing! i so love your style...

  6. LOVE your inspiration and LOVE your card. That card caught my eye right away! Thanks for sharing!!

    Tam Hess


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