Monday, February 19, 2018

Grunge it up card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Grunge it up".

Grunge is actually my favorite style. And then I mean the really "classic" grunge style, as I like to call it. With a lot of brown, and a bit of green with blue. But also with the gears and the rusty elements. It has been a while since I made such a grungy project and I was very happy to completely go wild with this theme and enjoy myself for this card. It's one of my new favorites, perhaps my new favorite in general...


I started with Distress Oxide and added in Infusions right away. This gives it just another effect, especially because of the concentration of the pigment and the walnut crystals that dissolve later on and that makes it even more grungy. Seth Apter makes very nice grungy stamps and dies, so I used two of them, the Citrus Slice and Drip Drop. I applied Distress Grit-Paste and painted them black. Next, I gave it a look that resembles decayed metal using Nuvo Mousse and Metallique Wax. The gears of the Gearhead dies set got some Texture Paste applied onto them, which gives a more subtle texture, and then I also edited them with both Nuvo Mousse and Metallique Wax.




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Lorraine A said...

Superb grungy card Sandra! I love the colours and texture on this!! Absolutely FABULOUS!! :-) I will pop back soon to watch the video ;-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

Wow, Sandra, I love all the textures, grungy elements and amazing colors!

Cathie ♥

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Love this card Sandra!!

Seth said...

The texture and patina you have created here is magical.

Linda Kunsman said...

perfectly grungy steampunk-love!!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow!!! This is one of my favorite pieces of yours! I am so impressed at the layers of texture you were able to achieve and how your colors are so very rich. Really magical work here!

Macarena said...

The background' colors are amazing all together. Perfect playing with Oxides. Love the Seth' dies composed here so well and the effect you reached with grit paste. Love the gears and everything! Hugs, Marzena

Seth said...

Gorgeous grunge. It was a lot of fun watching how you created this gem.

Stephanie said...

Loving the gears and pops of greens and blues behind... so PRETTY!!!

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Maura said...

Wonderful card, Sandra! your backgrounds are amazing, and this one has a glow about it. Love the rusty gears and textures - makes me want to touch it! hugs, Maura

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, stunning tag! I love the colours you used and all the texture and grunge that you created - beautiful 😁. Happy Weekend! J 😊

Cathy said...

Amazing project, love all of the colours and textures youve created, Cathy x

Emma Williams said...

Another gorgeous card, full of depth and texture and all against another amazing's fabulous Sandra! Hugs... :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Sandra. The background you created is amazing. Love those fabulous gear embellishments, too. :)

Lyndas Crafty Hall said...

Wow you really have gone wild on this. Its fabulous! Thank you for playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog this month.
Good luck
Lynda x

Kath Stewart said...

wow your project is amazing Sandra, so much texture and beautiful detail, hugs kath xxx

Anna-Karin said...

This is fantastic Sandra!! I love all the grunge and the wonderful rusty gears. Beautiful textures and details. Hugs!

sarascloset said...

Just one work-WOOOOOWWW!Thank you so much for sharing your incredible artwork with us at A Vintage Journey! I LOVE the grunge! Hugs!

Deb said...

Oh my gosh Sandra, this is fabulous! Amazing textures and the perfect amount of grunge, it is amazing. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Melt It! challenge, Deb xo