Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tattered Leaf


Hi everyone.  Today is the latest challenge from Addicted to CAS.  The code word this time is chosen by our wonderful and talented leader, Kylie of Kylie is Addicted to CAS (and now butterflies).







Prize:  7 digital images
(please follow the rules to be eligible to win)



Grunge is not a style that I use, but I did have a lot of fun making this card.  I randomly sponged three colors over the background stencil.  I poured water into the palm of my hand, and then dipped my fingers from my other hand into the water and flicked it over my front panel.  Because the sponging is such light colors, the splattering doesn't really show in the photo, but it's there.  Once dry, I used my scissors to rough up the edges for a distressed look.

I die-cut the tattered leaf from white cardstock and roughed up the edges same as the front panel.  I dropped some re-inker from each of the three colors onto my craft sheet, misted with water and then dropped the leaf into the diluted inks.  Once dry, I added more sponging around the edges to give the leaf more color.  A simple sentiment finishes the card.

I hope you'll join us for the fun challenge.  There are lots of ways to "grunge" up your cards and the team is looking forward to seeing how you interpret this word.  As always, the challenge runs for two weeks so there's lots of time to play along.  Check out the rules and see the amazing cards from the rest of Design Team and from our Guest Designer Anita (in France) ... lots of inspiration there! :)







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah)
Ink:  River Rock, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Tattered Leaves die (Tim Holtz for Sizzix), Silhouette Cameo for cutting stencil, clear plastic sheets for stencil (Grafix), sponges, water mister, scissors




28 comments:

  1. Love your distressed leaf and softly stencilled background - great combination of CAS and grunge!

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  2. Love your fabulous Grunge card Loll and again your use of stencils...

    Anne

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  3. Oh my, this is so lovely, Loll ... such wonderful soft colours and gorgeous images! A perfect CAS-with-a-touch-of-grunge beauty! Thanks so much for the shout out and for 'being there' for me during my GD spots ... you've been brilliant! Anita :)

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  4. very cool way to interpret the grunge take and that stenciling is the perfect background x

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  5. Great use of Grunge, Loll. LOVE your stencilling and your tattered leaf is beautiful! xx

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  6. I love your sponged stencil and your leaf is so cool! I love the colors you used. I can definitely see the grunge!

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  7. So stunning! The color combo is unique and totally awesome~

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  8. Gorgeous - love the colour scheme.

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  9. For someone who doesn't do grunge, you did a great job! Love the colours you used on the stencil!

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  10. I am here again - just wanted to let you know how much I love your style!
    Sandy xx

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  11. OMG...You even do Grunge beautifully Loll. I LOVE your tattered leaf, stenciled BG , distressing and especially the colors you choose. I am SO inspired to make a grunge card because of you my friend. I can't wait to see all the samples from your talented ATCAS team too.

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  12. Who said you couldn't do grunge???? They fibbed! Fab card Loll.

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  13. I just told Anita that I would have no clue on how to do grunge, but you two ladies did is so well! Loving your card Loll. The distress edges from the scissors looks wonderful, love the inking on the leaf and the pattern on the base. No we can't see the splatters from the inks but I bet it looks so pretty in person. I think it is a lovely grunged card. Hugs

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  14. Well Loll, although it's not your normal style, you certainly know how to grunge it up! Great card and love the stencilling and leaf.

    Karen x

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  15. Love this take on grunge. Gorgeous colour combo. x

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  16. Very clean and simple for a grunge!

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  17. You've done a wonderful job on this "grunge" challenge! I had a card made for the last ATCAS challenge and just didn't get it in. Seems like the days just fly by. I'm not sure about grunge, but maybe I can get something in time for this one.

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  18. This is really gorgeous, Loll! I love the softness of your background and your leaf is amazing! Such a fun combo of CAS and Grunge! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  19. Hi Loll,

    Your torn leaf is really a focal point, and I like the softness of the shade you used.

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  20. Beautiful, Loll. Love that awesome leaf and the soft colours as the bg.

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  21. Must admit Loll - grunge isn't my favourite style either, but you definitely created a fab. grunge card here! The leaf is awesome!
    Sylvia x

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  22. You may not 'do grunge' (I don't either!), but this definitely fits in with my idea of what 'grunge should look like'. It's beautiful in the soft palette of colors you chose. I'm really liking the background and how subtle it is against that pretty leaf. Wonderful. TFS & Hugs

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  23. Hi Loll, loving your take on grunge and the gorgeous subdued colors its wonderful to see everyones interpretation this is spectacular the tattered leaf looks positively marvelous in this environment great stenciling too.

    Marie

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  24. You do grunge in the most elegant way, my friend! Love the soft tones and that fabulous leaf!

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  25. Loll you amaze me - you make any technique or style look easy!! I love the unique color combination you used here and the leaf is perfect!

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  26. This is amazing, I like how you play with different colors on ur cards. I like the distressed boders too :)

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  27. Loll, I love the subtle colors. I also love the masked area and the popped leaf is stunning. Gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)