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!



  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

  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!

  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

  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

  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!

  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

  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.


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