Thursday, May 20, 2010

FCD Presents – May Mayhem

So are you ready for this month’s blog hop? 

The challenge this month was to create something grungy & distressed. The more mayhem, the merrier. {cringe – not my style}

So I tried a couple things for this one and to me this just looks like a messy card and one that would get tossed in the garbage…

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I used the Scatter Joy set and some Kaleidacolor Bouquet ink as well as Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye.

Yeah I am seriously thinking this is headed to the round file.

Take 2:

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I used the Women In Character set to make a Cracked Glass piece but that technique and I aren’t always in sync and even though it cracked I had a hard time rubbing any ink into the lines to make them show up better.  Plus the fact that I had stamped the image with the Tattered Rose Distress Ink made it perhaps a little too light for this.  I just can’t seem to win here.  BUT I am 100% on for the challenge because the whole thing has me in a state of distress! (hey, it counts right?!?!?)

I made the card using some Basic Grey Porcelain paper and tearing some paper edges. Added a key and some dye stained lace and ribbon as well as a Prima flower.

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{hmmmm I think I skipped grunge and distress and ended up in Vintage land somehow. }

The saying is from the Fall Quotes set and I thought fit here as she really looks like she is thinking of something.

ok so you know the drill we at FCD like to keep things simple there is no specific start place for our hops just go around the circle till you get back here and then you are done :)  Leave comments along the way because Pamela will pick one lucky person from one of our blogs to win the Blog Candy and announce it on her blog on Monday night (sometime after 8 PM Eastern Time) Next stop on the circle hop is Pamela’s!

hugs,

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P.S. Don’t forget about the FCD Digi DT call look up under my header for more info and the link to the forms you need to fill out!

17 comments:

Monica-FC said...

I never did grunge either as I am not up to date with everything like all are. but I love your version.

Joanne Travis said...

Karyn, this is really beautiful!! I did a cracked glass one too :)
I love all of the beautiful details here, really nice work!!

Hetty said...

Your cards are lovely, Karyn! Both have great grungy backgrounds!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

You rocked the direct to paper look! And the crinkling the paper technique is a good one too!! I think you are on your way to some major grunging Girl! LOL

Both cards are FAB - and who said vintage can't be grungy? LOVE IT!!

Lillian Child said...

I love your grunge creations!

Diana said...

I agree with Hetty - both cards have a 'grung" look to them........I like them both. Thanks for sharing
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SusanK said...

Both cards are lovely! Grunge and vintage work so well together!

Melissa Lake said...

I love the cracked glass piece! So awesome.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You did an awesome job on the grunge Karyn- I love the vintage plus the grunge- the key is a great accent piece. I love the colors in the first one- great idea to use multicolors!

Roxanne24 said...

How funny! I have a hard time grunging things, too!!!
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Gloria Westerman said...

Hey I like them....I think you did an awesome job.....
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Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

You are so funny! I love reading what you've wrote. I found myself walking a fine line between vintage and distressed too!

Chrissy D said...

Karyn - these are both SOOOOOO pretty!!! Two FABULOUS cards. I like yours WAY better than mine! LOL Great job - love the vintage feel with your mayhem!

Dawn Frost said...

beautiful job with your cracked glass. Both cards are gorgeous.

Lyn said...

You made me giggle, Karyn. I love your version of grunge. I'm not that much into it either, but you've done a great job with it. Maybe you created a new technique..maybe a gruntage or a vinrunge, LOL! Cool card. Blessings...

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous projects!

Ursula said...

Beautiful, Karyn! Love the cracked glass effect!