Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Neon Motif

This week at Make It Monday it's all about the stamping...
it's a fun one guys!

hosted by Betsy Veldman 

How often does it happen you envision a card and it comes out the way you want,


Um, almost never 
for me~
until now.

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Grunge Me/In the Meadow snowflake/Winter Penguin sentiment)

I wanted a rockin' neon motif consisting mostly of the Grunge Me elements.

Although you would think the circles would intimidate me, they didn't.
I was expecting them to not center and figured I would overcompensate with the last elements to give an overall feel of focus.

No, the scariest parts to incorporate were the splatters~

mostly because they were the last to add and I didn't want them to overwhelm the design.

After I figured out where the tip of the little splatter was, I centered each between orange sprays.

"Stay Cool" is an apropos sentiment for a rockstar motif~ don't ya think?

Hope you like~


  1. This is so clever and original - you really rocked it! I love how you took the rather folksy look in the motif tutorial and turned it on it's side to create such a modern look. Fabulous card - love how you think out of the box to make it your own.

  2. Great design idea, Marlena! Love the Motif with these stamps :-)

  3. Good for you Marlena! I totally get your feeling of surprise/satisfaction--it's the best! Happy for you--and really enjoyed seeing you put your own stamp on this challenge!

  4. Bold and beautiful it!! :0)

  5. Beautiful! Congrats for having your card chosen...

  6. Great card and elements for boy or girl, Marlena. Love the bright colors! Congrats on your win!

  7. Oh,Marlena this is such a cool card! You sure had a good vision to start with! Congratulations on your win at Papertrey Ink ,couldn't happen to a nicer girl! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Marlena, you rocked this challenge with your grunge and neon. Congrats on your PTI win and happy shopping!

  9. You've definitely rocked the motif technique, with the images, the neon and, especially, the sentiment! Congratulations on your spree!


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