Friday, 10 April 2015

Grunge, Grunge, Grunge!

Hello again, as you can see now from my post title I just loved this challenge theme as I'm a big fan of grunge which is what we'd like to see at That's Crafty Challenge Blog for the next fortnight.
I've made a wall hanging creation as my inspiration and my Julie Nutting Prima doll has come out to play again.

I made the background first by applying vintage music score to a piece of mixed media paper with matte gel and adding torn pieces of book text over the top. I then lightly brushed on some white gesso to bring all the pieces together, following up with Vintage Lace and Lavender Paper Artsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint applied with baby wipes. This gives a soft mottled look which is very grungy in style.

I next stamped on Carabelle Studios Texture Chevrons with Bundled Sage Distress Ink followed by the star border from the Etoiles, Tache et Background Stamp Set with Picked Raspberry Distress ink, stamping once on scra paper to soften the colour a little.

I stamped the Prima doll on smooth stamping card and on book text with Archival Watering Can ink then coloured just the dress on the plain surface with pencils and Picked Raspberry DI. I just coloured the flesh and hair on the book text image then cut out the doll, gluing the coloured dress on top.

I added lace in places (very useful if you have any bubbles in the background as I did despite a good application of gel and using a brayer for smoothing!)

I stamped some Kaisercraft butterflies with the grey ink onto a scrap of gelli plate paper from my bits box (I always save them as you never know when they'll come in useful) and cut them out. I stamped the Dylusions text with the same ink on a scrap of stamping card and coloured it with Picked Raspberry DI after trimming it to a panel.

I finished off by applying some embossing ink to the top corners and the base of the panel and heat embossed it with Stampendous Frantage Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel. I swiped on a little Creative Expressions Gold Gilding Wax and a little more blue paint to pull everything together.

The challenge is open for the next fortnight and the prize for the randomly drawn winner is a £20 voucher for the online shop where you'll be truly spoilt for choice.

Good luck!
Fliss xx


Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant piece, great colours and I love what you did with the doll!

Miria said...

Hi, Fliss! I hope you're ok. Your creation is fab, I do love all techniques you used, very inspirational!
Miria xx

June Macfarlane said...

Hi Fliss, (don't die of shock to see my name here lol ) I am back and just popped by to sa hello. Love your card my friend, as beautiful as ever x

Fiona said...

Lovely work Fliss, really like this style. Hope you have a nice time down in Kent.

Inky and Quirky said...

Oh this is lovely Fliss,glamorous grunge :)
Hope you're having a nice time
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Joan said...

Fab creation Fliss, love your grungy hanging

Hope you're enjoying your break


cheryl Baker said...

oh i love this hun brilliant hugs cheryl xx

SARN said...

FABULOUS entry for the grunge challenge. Love all the mixed media on it. xxx