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:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is one awesome project Greta!

Lisa said...

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!

Sandy said...

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.

sandie said...

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

Beverley said...

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

Dawn Turley said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful card Greta and your roses are stunning!

~Tammy~ said...

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!

Di said...

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

Hugs

Di xx

alexandra s.m. said...

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

Deborah Frings said...

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!

Brenda in IN said...

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.

jenn shurkus said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

Martha said...

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

Have a wonderful week!

Mona Pendleton said...

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

Deepti said...

Beautiful! I like the torn edges :)

Maria said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Anita in France said...

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 :)

walchowDesign said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Cat Craig said...

Works for me, love torn inked edges.

cm said...

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

Mateja Povše said...

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

Jessi Fogan said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!