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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Grunge at The Crafting Musketeers

Hello there, yes I know it's unusual for me to be posting on a Thursday but I am trying to blog more and not just on a Sunday, I do make more than one project a week and this week I am GDT for the Crafting Musketeers with the theme of Grunge. When I was told what the theme was going to be I thought Oh my word, what on earth am I going to do, I don't usually do this kind of crafting so to say it's outside my comfort zone is an understatement.  Well I'd bought some sets of stamps, embossing folders and dies from C&C, they are made by Couture Creations and I think they are a great idea especially when you haven't got a clue what to do.
This card is made by using the stamps onto a patterned paper, this one has a script print on it and as the stamp has script incorporated I thought it would go pretty well, I used Pumice Stone distress ink around the edges and also the stamping on the back piece is done with the same ink but the stamp I used comes from Paper Artsy as does the sentiment.
I used the embossing folder from the set and then stamped and die cut the butterflies all of which I also added distress ink to, the ribbon was white but I coloured it with the same ink and the scrunched flower was on the back of the paper used for the main image, I cut it out coloured it with the ink and screwed it up, I added a gem to the centre but didn't have the right colour so I used a red one covered with black alcohol ink making it a browny colour, the heart is coloured with Treasure gold wax. Finally I embossed some black mirror card and sanded over the top to reveal the core.

I've really enjoyed playing and finally making something just that bit different, just hope the person who gets it likes it too.

I hope you can join in with this challenge and it is being sponsored by a company called Visible Image so you could win a little something too.


  1. Just wanted to wish you a happy new year hun hugs cheryl x

  2. It's brilliant Jenny. Nice to see you doing something that is so different to the norm and making a jolly good job of it too. Talent a plenty in that thar craft pad.
    Beryl xx

  3. I think this looks wonderful Jenny. You are a better man than I am etc etc.



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