Monday, 25 January 2016

Grunged Valentine


Hi there.
I like the look of grunge and I find it easy to create masculine cards using it.
Today's card should be called, 'Grunge meets Brushos'.  

I had a piece of leftover paper made using Brushos that didn't work out for a background so I used it to die-cut the heart using a die from Hero Art.  I sprinkled the Brushos over my paper, sprayed with water to activate the colour crystals and sprinkled bleach over that to remove some of the colour for interest.  That created the little white spots you see on the heart.
Next, I had to figure out what kind of a background I could add the heart onto so I got out my WPlus 9 grunge set.  I inked the stamp by painting on diluted Brushos and kept stamping repeatedly until I had a big enough area covered.  I then pop-dotted the heart over that and added the button and twine to the heart for interest.
I think this will make a great masculine Valentine card.


I am adding my card to these challenges:

 Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK

Love to Create- ANYTHING GOES

Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES

Crafting with Friends- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-WPlus9/ Brushos/ paint brush/ die-Hero Arts/ twine/ button/ pop dots

25 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

What a beauty - love the colours and the inky-wonderfulness you've created, Jo x

Noreen Fontana said...

I have really fallen in love with your cards and creativity. Grunge hasn't really appealed to me- until now! I have ColorBursts, but haven't used them much. I think it is the messy thing that hasn't worked for me. UNTIL NOW! Wow, this is just beautiful! You are inspiring me with each and every one of your creations. Thanks for sharing.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved this vibrant grungy card !

TL Marzewski said...

This is a striking card. Love the boldness and grunge!

*Vicki* said...

Karen, this looks so amazing!! WOW!!

Laura said...

Karen, I love your grunge Valentine! It's sooo cool!!! Love the way the brusho looks! I haven't tried it yet. I have the bister and figured I'd use that up before I got into another medium, ha! After seeing this, I'm tempted to try the brusho!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! Hugs, Laura

nancy littrell said...

I love your blue green shades of Brushos for your beautiful heart! You made the perfect grunge background too.How fun to add your sprinkles of bleach, button and twine! I really Love your work of art Karen. TFS my friend.

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW a fabulous Valentine. Love it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, yeah! This is a great masculine way to make a valentine. Love the blue-green colors you used for it. The bleach idea is so neat too! Love the look!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent use of the Brushos! I really need to take the time and play with these - I end up with ugly blobs ;(

Cathy said...

Wonderful card Karen, love these colours, Cathy x

Lori said...

Fantastic card - love the heart and background that you've created!

Karen Ashbrook said...

What a great and different valentine card. Karen xxx

Gabby said...

LOVE your out-of-the-box Valentine! Your Brushos and stamping looks great. :)

TaeEun said...

Sure, It will make a great masculine valentine card! Looks very artistic and I love the effect of the bleach!

Ina G said...

Funny how everyone thinks that hearts should be red! They need to see this amazing piece of art and they will think differently. Karen this card is spectacular. Of course I love those colours and how you achieved such a brilliant result. Totally fabulous!

Karen D. said...

Thanks so much Noreen.....hope you will try and get some time to play with them.

Lilian YF said...

Love it!!! Great background and love the heart's colors!!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is pretty nifty and like you mentioned, great for a masculine card.

Loll said...

LOVE how creative and fun this grunge card is Karen. Beautiful colours and elements. Your design is OUTSTANDING. xx

Asha said...

WOW! That background is stunning. Great design, Karen. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is amazing! I just love this color and the grunge feel to it! Perfect for a guy! Sigh!!!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I saw these at SCS. Pretty incredible!

Bobby said...

What a great idea to make a blue valentine for the men in your life, Karen. The grunge background works well with your brusho heart.

shirley-bee said...

Grunge meets Brusho - a match made in heaven! Fantastic!