Saturday, September 21, 2019


It's challenge #144 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, so what else could we do but G is for Gross? 

Instead of adding 144 images to my card, I went for the other definition of gross: 

Isn't he a cute little infectious disease carrier? That is a germ that is proud of his work. Since he's so happy, I concentrated on making a somewhat gross background. Iced spruce is my least favourite colour of distress ink, so I started by smooshing that onto some mixed media paper, adding a little bundled sage and fossilized amber oxide as I built up the layers. For dimension, I scattered some aged silver frantage embossing powder, and finally spattered it with some black soot distress ink. The bacterium is coloured with Copics, and the sentiment heat-embossed. Here's a close-up highlighting the inaccuracy of  my adding Glossy Accents to his eyes: 

Once you get over the cringe factor, gross cards are a lot of fun to make! Be sure to check out the gross creations of the Sisterhood as well as our newest Queen of Snark and guest designer, Helen. Show us your worst! 

Supplies: Neenah white & Recollections black cardstock, Canson mixed media paper, Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes stamp & die, Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design Simple Sentiments #1 stamps, Versafine onyx black, iced spruce & bundled sage distress & fossilized amber distress oxide inks, Wow clear gloss & Stampendous aged silver frantage embossing powder, Copic markers, MFT blueprints 29 stitched rectangle die, Glossy Accents, foam tape

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Jane Willis said...

That brilliant background really does look as if somebody's done a snotty sneeze all over it.

Dotty Jo said...

Cutest little infectious disease carrier I ever did see! Jo x

Donna said...

Agreed, iced spruce is my least fave as well, I don't think I've ever used it.
Thanks to this challenge I now know what the link between 144 and gross is (yes I am a dummy).
I love love love that cute wee stamp set and of course the splattery crud!

Lisa Arana said...

Love the "cruddy" background. Pure fabulousness.

Helen said...

Awesome sick background, and I agree that the bug is just adorable!

Michelle N. said...

Pure genius! Love the PS stamp, and the background is perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ewww, gross, I love it Linds!

Kim Heggins said...

Love your simply gross card!!!