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.