Hi Creative Friends,
September has arrived and I’m here to share the latest challenge for Scrap the Girls. This month we are all creating using this sketch called “Grunge Princess”. You will all know I’m a LOT more “Princess” than I am “Grunge” but I was sure to include some mixed media ‘mess’ and some pops of black in my embellishments. Oh yes, I also flipped the sketch upside down, just for something different.
So, here is my take!
I began with my background, pushing some Whipped Spackle through a stencil and letting it dry. Then I’ve added a stack of Shimmerz Inklings for some shine. I love how soft and shimmery it is. The whipped spackle also resists it a little, so pools of colour sit in the grooves of the stencil which I LOVE! Next up, I worked on my photo stack. I really wanted to stay true to the sketch with the three photos as I normally only scrap with one or two. I’ve mounted each of my 3 x 4 photos onto some black and white scraps from Crate Paper and positioned in a messy row.
I’ve also added in a few layers of Pink pattern paper here as well just to add to my paper stack.
At this point, it was all looking a little soft and pretty but a little wishy-washy (is that even a word??) – I mean, a little pale, and needed a pop of “something”. So, going back to the inspiration this month, I pulled out some black elements to add a touch of “grunge”. The chipboard pieces were a great match with my stencil, I simply coloured with some black Distress Oxide Ink. I also had the title piece ‘perfect’ from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. I love these as they are more a dark grey than deep black and suited this project perfectly.
I then took the Floral Cluster 01 Custom cut file from the CUT to YOU store and added that as another background element to my page. I used the sketch as a guide and added in where the marked mixed media should be. I was never going to add a big paint splatter to the back of my page, that’s just not my style, but the cut file, with my background mixed media added in the same position draws the eye across the page in the same way as a paint splatter would.
Here you can see how the cut file sits on top of my mixed media and adds a lovely layer to the page.
The bones of the page were coming together now, it was time to add in a few more embellishments. I’ve gone with some fussy cut butterflies. I especially love how these match my colour scheme including a little pop of black for their bodies.
I also found a few other bits and pieces going through my stash, this black and white heart and pink paper flower. These challenges always allow me to use up my stash of goodies and I love mixing and matching a stack of collections and manufactures for these pages.
I also found this cute little fabric bow in my stash and some black enamel dots and that was the page done.
I love how this page turned out… I know it is hardly “grungy” however, I was really inspired by the “grungy” components of the sketch to add a real pop to my page and it was so fun to work with AND, I love how it turned out.
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Until next time,