Monday, 28 October 2013

Grunge For You

We're planning some renovations around our home to tie in with earthquake repairs which we're hoping to have done before next winter, so I'm a bit distracted at the moment - choosing paint colors; carpet colors; tile colors etc etc.  But I have to say it's fun!  When we built our house 14 years ago, it was the ultimate shopping experience  - and I love shopping :)

Anyway, I did sneak into the craft room for a while this morning and made a card to cover three challenges - Just Add Ink which is Just Add Grunge; Create with Connie & Mary's color challenge and the sketch at Pals Paper Arts.



Raspberry Ripple and Soft Sky look so pretty together.  I grunged up both colors as well as the DSP using Gorgeous Grunge.  Then I wanted to put a flower on the card but didn't want it to look too pretty, being as it was a grunge card of course!  So I made my own flower using Hemp Twine and a Designer Builder Brad.  The center of the brad is also grunged-up Soft Sky cardstock.

Here's a close-up:




Thanks for looking.



Products used:

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge; Great Friend
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple; Soft Sky; Crumb Cake
Cardstock:  Soft Sky; Raspberry Ripple; Modern Medley DSP
Accessories:  Hemp Twine; Designer Builder Brads

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen as an Artists Pick at Pals Paper Arts.

Cheers
Karren

18 comments:

Christine Blain said...

What a GREAT colour combo! Love how you've 'grunged up' all the panels, Karren. The twine flower embellishment is perfect. Lovely card for our challenge at Just Add Ink this week; thanks for joining in the fun. xx

Deb said...

Wow! I just love what you did with the sketch and colors! Great use of the grunge set! And that flower is a perfect focal point! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Narelle Farrugia said...

How clever to create your flower with twine so it's not too overpowering! Gorgeous and grungy! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

KimB said...

Great card Karren! Love the colour combo, the subtle grungy stamping and that twine flower makes a great accent to finish it off. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Just a Thought... said...

Fabulous card Karren!! I love how you used the Gorgeous Grunge set with this color combo!! Thank you for playing this week at Pals Paper Arts!!

Bonnie said...

Love these colors together and that hemp flower is wonderful!

Rae said...

Gorgeous! Great name too. The embellishment and twine are so "Denim & Pearls". Perfect! Thank you for playing with the Pals this week,

Mary Brown said...

So crisp and clean and I just LOVE the flower you made from twine and the brad! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Paula said...

I have to agree, that flower is inspired! It works beautifully with all the grunge panels without taking over the whole design. Very clever Karren! Thanks for playing at JAI ♥

Nicole Tugrul said...

I love your grunge card! You did a wonderful card with these colors! So glad you joined us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a great way to create a flower! Thanks for playing CCMC this week!

Melissa Davies said...

What a sweet little linen thread flower! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

LOVE the hemp flower...how clever and great it looks with the grunge! Thanks for playing along with the Thursday color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Jodene said...

I love your card Karren! Especially the flower made of twine :) Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink!

Margaret Raburn said...

Love the grunge and how you used the CCMC colors with the sketch! The twine flower sets it off perfectly! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Crowley said...

Hi Karren, Just wanted to let you know you're in the Winner's Circle this week at Pals Paper Arts. Congratulations to you and your lovely card. For me, the simplicity of your design and the texture you created were winners! We'd love to have you join us again with more of your beautiful creations.

Loll Thompson said...

Karren ... fab grunge card. Love how you've used these colors ... and your twine flower and brad are perfect accents. Loll xx

Mary Fish said...

I'm just nuts about the flower . . . how clever! Congrats on being a PPA Top Pick!