Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Grunge...sort of!

I don't think I've ever made a "grunge" card before & this might not qualify to some people. However, Time Out Challenge gave a nice explanation that included using torn edges, splatters & subtle or earthy colors, so I'm entering their challenge along with Uniko Studio: flowers, A Blog Named Hero: new, SSS Wednesday: stencil it & Pixies Snippets Playground.  
I was one of the lucky Uniko Mystery Prize winners so now I have my first Uniko stamp set, Flower Power #7. The flower & sentiment (a very old Hero Arts stamp I still love) were inked in Distress Inks & lightly spritzed before stamping.  I overstamped the sentiment without spritzing to make it easier to read.  The edges were torn & the panels were sponged.  I used my new Tim Holtz Splatters stencil for the background & added green splatters with a wet paintbrush.  Not sure embellishments go with grunge, so I just used Distress Stickles in the flower center. The ink colors I used are antique linen, frayed burlap, bundled sage, scattered straw & victorian velvet. 
I gave up a lot of my rose bushes last year, but still have some beauties like these Chicago Peace & Welcome Home.  My thoughts & prayers go out to everyone suffering in the horrible flooding.

27 comments:

  1. That is one awesome project Greta!

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  2. I don't think I've ever made a grunge card either!! Yours looks great though with the torn edges, splatters and what looks like a big coffee ring! Terrific card Greta!

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  3. Minimalist grunge, maybe? I tend to prefer new and shiny, so it's hard for me to distress things, but I think your card looks good.
    Beautiful roses.

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  4. I think this qualifies for grunge for sure and I am so pleased our explanation helped. Also pleased you like your Uniko flowers, love how you used them here. The torn edges look great and I must look out for that sentiment, perhaps eBay have it. Great to see you at TO and Uniko

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  5. I think you have attempted grunge well with the muted colours and torn edges. Both of which I find really hard! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. I am also so happy to see you inking up your Uniko Studio goodies and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

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  6. Really awesome card Greta. Grunge is a hrad genre to do well, but you have done a great job

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  7. Wonderful card Greta and your roses are stunning!

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  8. I think you checked the box no doubt! Awesome result. Your beautiful roses match your card.(colors). Hope you are having a great week so far!

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  9. What a beautiful card Greta! You sure worked the grunge well :) And such a lovely stamp set from Uniko too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  10. Gorgeous card my Friend!
    And those Roses take my breath away!
    Thank You~

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  11. I think this counts are grungy! I think it's fabulous and I do like the pretty little flower and sentiment too. Thanks so much for playing along with the Uniko Studio Challenge!

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  12. I like the grunge background look with this. Congratulations on winning the stamp! It is a cute flower. Your roses are beautiful. I can almost smell them.

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  13. love your artsy card! :) thank you for joining us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

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  14. fun, grungy card, greta!! your roses are just beautiful!

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  15. Greta, this is a perfectly lovely "grunge" card!
    I love the sweet flower, fabulous background, & heart-warming quote.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  16. So very pretty Greta! Love the soft color palette and distressed edges!

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  17. Beautiful! I like the torn edges :)

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  18. Very pretty card with the flowers and torn edges, Greta! And, your roses are stunning!

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  19. ok....I personally think you nailed it. I love grunge music and your fabulous grunge style card, so perfect my dear friend!

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  20. You've combined grunge with soft and feminine so beautifully, Greta ... it's lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  21. Beautiful grunge card with the torn edges! Lovely bright roses!

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  22. Great combination oft soft, female and grunge! Beautiful card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  23. Works for me, love torn inked edges.

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  24. Greta, you've nailed 'grunge' wonderfully, creating a card that has captured the essence of that style, while infusing it with your pretty touches! Your roses...oh my! Gorgeous!
    Hugs~c

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  25. It's beautiful. Thank you fo joining us at A Blog Named Hero.
    Mateja

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  26. Perfect grunge! And yet it's still absolutely you :)

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  27. Love your card! It isn't your typical grunge and that is okay. That is a fun flower stamp that you won. Winner winner chicken dinner!

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