Recognition

Friday, 19 February 2016

Grungy Love ......

I have been making this card over the past couple of days and have been really enjoying myself.
Messy and layering and something different for me .....
The background has been layered with paints, sprays, powders, stamping and mega flakes.
I hadn't used sprays and powders together before but I have learnt that
so long as the sprays are very dry first they played nicely together. 

First time for me...to stamp with white and black acrylic paints..it won't be my last. 
Used the Misti to get a really deep black stamp impression with the
'Love Is' stamp using Versa Fine Black ink. 
The edge of the card has been heat embossed in gold EP 
and the outer card layer grunged and hi-lighted with gold, red and black metallic paints and waxes.

I finished off by die cutting the sentiment and using aged black and gold embossing enamel 
on the letters and on the card around the sentiment. 
Even though it fly's everywhere I love this stuff! (even heating from underneath).

I loved how the Gold Mega Flakes looked with the flourish stamp in the corners, 
down the right hand edge and hi-lighting parts of the Love Is stamp.
Parts of the card are shiny and parts flat and I like that effect.
I tried to achieve the layers by not using stencils (which I love)
but trying new techniques with paints, stamping, etc. 
I had fun!
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter with this card.......
Anything But Cute - Mixed Media - Grungy Love
This challenge inspired me with the theme
Mixed Media Mojo - Hearts ... optional paper piecing
I have gone with the heart
Mixed Media World - Love is in the air
The Artistic Stamper - HeART ART!
The Mixed Media Challenge - Red- Option Hearts











58 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I really love the collage design along with your combination of different media especially with the gold!! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!! Have a great weekend! HUGS

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    1. That is so kind of you. Always so positive and always greatly received, thank you very much and have a lovely weekend too x

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  2. Love your grungy love card! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo challenge.

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  3. A very good design! The golden highlights look nice on the dark background.
    Dear greetings
    Sabine

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  4. So bold and striking! Amazing background and shades. Thanks for playing with us at IndigoBlu challenge :-)

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  5. Fab card, love all the layers. Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu Challenge.

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  6. Mac, this is grungy yummliscious and I can see that you had a fantabulous time creating this! Gorgeous colors and stamping! Those mega flakes add such nice texture to your design and that main heart stamp if wowzers! Love the black and white stamping. Awesome sauce design!

    Thanks for joining in our "Grungy Love" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

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    1. Thank you so much for the very kind and generous comments, most appreciated x

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  7. Great card, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge.

    Hugs Wenda

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  8. Great job Mac! Love your layers Grungy Love ... so awesome. Isn't it fun to get inky and messy??!! :) xx

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    1. Yes it is fun x Thanks for leaving such kind comments x

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  9. Oh I absolutely LOVE this. It is the kind of thing I loved doing a few years ago on my old blog, but I'm trying hard to do CAS now. It's great to try different styles, isn't it? Especially when they turn out as beautiful as this one. Well done!
    Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog.
    Sharon xx

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such positive comments and Yes it's great to try different things x

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  10. Wow such a beautiful vibrant piece of art love the touch of gold Fabulous.

    Marie

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  11. Grungy! swooning over, I find myself incapable of making mixed media cards, I do try every now and then. I love your mixed media approaches, had seen in many galleries, and they always stand out.

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    1. That is so kind, thank you very much, yes I like to try all different styles and tecniques..one day I'll find my 'style' but until then I am just playing x Thanks again x

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  12. Mac, I feel that I'm starting to become repetitive here but this is absolutely stunning. The stamping, colour combination and gold embossing all come together beautifully to produce the perfect finished result. This is definitely my kind of stamping and I just love everything about it, it's gorgeously grungy :) x

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    1. Be repetitive...I love it lol xx Thank you so much for you really generous comments, I really do appreciate them. Glad you like the grungy feel to the card and thank you for being so kind x

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  13. Wonderful grungy card with incredible stamping. Your background came together so nicely and gives a great ground for the stamping and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  14. Stunning!!!
    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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    1. That's very kind of you, thank you very much x

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  15. Fabulous grungy Love card, and I'm so happy you had fun making it! What a gorgeous painty background which really shows off that white script--so pretty! Thank you for joining our Grungy Love Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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    1. Thank you so much and yes I did enjoy making the card, thanks again for your kind comments x

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  16. Fantastic!! I can see why you had fun here ... every little detail is beautiful!

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    1. Yes I did have fun with this one, thanks very much for stopping by x

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  17. Hello again, I've just been looking at the February Creative Challenge over at the Artistic Stamper and I think this piece would be perfect for it. I think there are still seven days left to enter and I'd definitely put my money on this one being a winner :) x

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    1. That is so kind of you, thank you very much..I'll take a look x

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  18. You obviously had a good time creating this lovely! Thanks for joining us at the MMCC!

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    1. Really enjoyed making the card and thank you very much for your kind comments x

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  19. Your project is really grungy and yet still so beautiful - I love how you combined those different products and the fun you had making this really does shine through!

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Grungy Love' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT :)

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    1. What lovely and kind comments, thank you very much x

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  20. oh my, what pretty grungy card this is! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

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  21. Amazing depth of colour and wonderful textures on your card! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo, Deb xo

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  22. Grungy yet delicate, v interesting array of textures and colours. Thank you for joining us at the mixed media card challenge.

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  23. Thank you for sharing your wonderful grungy card with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.

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  24. Absolutely fabulous grungy love!!!!!!!! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Enjoyed making the card and thank you for your kind comment x

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  25. amazing back round work. Thanks for sharing with us on MIxed Media Mojo

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  26. What a great grungy card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo this month!

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  27. Beautiful card with great embossing. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Stamper this month

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  28. Wonderful work of art!! Love the various embossing on this. Stunning effects! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid X

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  29. Absolutely love your grunge card. It's actually quite pretty and its obvious yo enjoyed the process. Thanks so much for joining us at Mixed Media World and we hope you will join in our next challenge.
    With smiles
    Laine Kammeraad
    MMW DT

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    1. I loved making the project and thank you so much fro stopping by and leaving such kind comments x

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