This is my second fortnight guest designing with the awesome Addicted to CAS DT … still excited, thrilled and honoured about it … and still a little squeaky! Our host for this challenge is the amazing Kylie, there’s a prize sponsored by Bugaboo and the Code Word is Grunge …
Those of you who are regular visitors will know that I’m a bit of a neat freak … and will understand that finding out the Code Word for this GD spot was Grunge struck just a smidge of fear into my happy-in-tidy-land heart! Well, I guess that’s what challenges are for, GD spots or not, so the thinking cap went on … I chose some of my favourite colours (for comfort’s sake!), covered my desk with plenty of protection, and (as Shirley would put it) got sploshing and splatting!
I made a very watery puddle on a piece of watercolour card, ‘touched’ Distress Inks into it with a brush, allowing the colours to go where they wanted, and then used a heat gun to dry it. The air from the heat gun blew the water about and dried the colours into this ‘interesting’ pattern. Next, I loaded the brush up with a couple of different different blues and splatted the panel. Once it was dry, the TAWS sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white … the words seem so appropriate for this card (!) … and it fits perfectly into the puddle! The card panel warped quite a lot because of the water and heat, so I used plenty of glue runner to adhere it to the card base and left the finished card under a heavy book for a while to flatten it. Voila … a neat freak’s verson of ‘Grunge’ … and so much fun to do … yes, liberating!
So, how will you interpret this Code Word? There are so many possibilities … and even if you’ve never done grunge before, have a play … you never know what you’ll come up with till you do! Check out the cards made by the talented DT cards for some fabulous inspiration! Thanks so much to Kylie, Loll and all the DT for having me … and for such a wonderful warm welcome … it’s been an honour and so much fun!
I’ll be back a little later with something else, but in the meantime, thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂