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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Spring Punk

Happy Saturday!  I am back with a few more Valentine's I am using the Anything But Cute Challenge "Grungy Love" to inspire my first valentine.


This one started with a bunch of splashes of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on a white background.
After the glimmer mist I splattered white acrylic paint over the surface. It added a subtle texture and when I added the watercolor pencil you could see the resist.  I then traced in the heart with watercolor pencil.  I shaded it with another layer of watercolor pencil and blended with the waterbrush.  I stamped the sentiment and then went looking for the right embellishments to give it edge.

This reminds me of a previous challenge at AO where we were challenged to do Spring SteamPunk.  I liked that idea of the bright vibrant colors with the touch of metal.  I think this one is going to go off to my son. He will get a kick out of it.

 Next up is a softer Valentine's with some pretty gold and pinks.

 I had another scrap of inky background with all gold mist.  I started tracing hearts in various colors and then blending them out with the waterbrush.
 You can see I had fun layering them in various sizes.  I loved the translucent effect and thought of balloons.  So I added some thread to the balloons along with a bit of the definition stamped in the background and found the perfect sentiment to go along. 

Products: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Merlot GoldMarigold, Coral ReefIt's Black, Kiwi,  Staedtler Watercolor Pencils, Stampendous - Dream Text, Simon Says Stamp - Valentines, Idea-Ology - Pins, Gears, Clock Hands



Have a happy Saturday!

Suzz


7 comments:

  1. Both gorgeous Suzz, love both designs and the splatters on the first work fabulously. I love the softness of the second card too. And the pink is so delicate and has a sophisticated look to it. The first is a lovely funky card. Tracy x

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  2. I love how painterly and dynamic that first card is Suzz! Not easy to do a grungy Valentine, but you've pulled it off beautifully!

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  3. I love both of your grungy Valentine's cards, but that balloon effect is a winner for me! I'm so going to try that! Great watery effects on your cards, and I love the little trinkets and splatters on the first!

    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  4. Gorgeous grungy heart with the chain and cog! Awesome sauce use of the white space as well. Very cool technique using grunge and white space-genius! I have to try that! Your splatters are stunning as well! Wowzers design!

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

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  5. Oh my gosh, what a brilliant grungy card Suzz! I just love that splattery background, so fun and vibrant! The addition of the metal pin and chain is so brilliant, I adore that detail!! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Grungy Love' challenge, you nailed it with this one! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

    PS, love your softer work too. The pink and gold is so romantic!

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  6. Wow!!! Amazing grunge work!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our “Grungy Love” challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  7. Love the splatters on your grungy card and the balloon hearts on the other one. Great grungy cards. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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