Hi, I’m back today with a card for The Play Date Cafe and I thought I would try my hand at a grunge flower. I think it will take a bit of practice, but I had a go lol
We have some luscious colours over at The Play Date Cafe for our challenge this week. PDCC was one of the very first DT’s that I joined and I haven’t taken much time off so it was a bit weird not joining in on the fun! I’ve missed everyone! It’s like one big family and Julie, our boss is fabulous! Julie is celebrating her 3rd blogaversary by honouring those that have become part of her blogging world. She is having a big celebration over on her blog June 14-17 but until then why not join in on the fun over at facebook with the pre-party!
I have kept the card blank for the moment, it’s for a friend of mine that has suffered a stroke and I haven’t made up my mind whether to do it as a get well card or thinking of you. For my card I used some of the gorgeous Kaisercraft papers which worked really well for the colour palette but as I didn’t have the two blues I used some Stormy Sky Ranger distress ink to smooch in a bit of blue to make a couple of the flowers a little darker.
The grunge flower was the hardest part of the card for me. My lovely friend, Sarah Anderson, taught me how to make one of these flowers a few years ago in a workshop but I couldn’t for the life of me remember how to do it. If you haven’t checked out Sarah’s work you should pay a visit, she is Mixed Media Queen and she’s done some gorgeous BIG doodles lately!! I miss not having her on the PDCC team, she’s so lovely.
Another fab friend Asia taught me how to make them this time around, she’s brilliant at 3d work and flowers/vintage is totally her thing. You have to check out her AMAZING Jubilee project, she’s obviously got far too much time on her hands lol ;o)
Anyway, for my card I stuck a piece of paper onto grungeboard and die cut some flowers using my Sizzix Tattered Florals die. I then made up the flower using a hot glue gun. (By the way glue guns seriously burn when you’re a novice lol) I had to add in loads of extra layers of flowers because it wasn’t quite working. To finish the flower I spritzed it with some glimmer mist spray, so close up it’s pretty with all of the metallic. I really need to make a few more though, it’s not great, but I’m pleased for my first attempt on my own.
I hope you’ll pop by the rest of the DT for a visit, there are some gorgeous projects to get your creative juices flowing. Pop on over to the main PDCC blog to be inspired and for details of our prize too.
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Thanks for popping by. It’s great to be back!