Thursday, May 20, 2010

FCD - Grunge Hop


Welcome to the May Firecracker Designs By Pamela Blog Hop! This month's theme is "May Mayhem" aka Grunge and Distressed. I don't think I've tried this style before but I found that I LOVED it so I'll definately be doing this again.

I started by stamping the large flower onto the Very Vanilla base. I colored with Copics (not to perfect as this is supposed to be distressed) and embossed in clear. I swiped a Sahara Sand ink pad down the left side. I sponged Close to Cocoa around towards the center and then Chocolate Chip near the edges. I also stamped the large fleur de lis type image several times in Cocoa. Now for the fun....I folded and crumpled the whole piece. I sponged Chocolate Chip on the folds to accentuate them. I also use a distressing tool to rough up the edges. As I was punching the border, I thought it would make a cool mask so I put it on the main piece and sponged thru the wholes a couple of times. The swirl was a piece I had stamped with fleur de lis and little accent stamps to use as a border but I didn't like it as a border. I love it as the swirl!

NOTE: The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.) The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over…so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).

Hey, did you know Pamela is looking for a few digi designers? Complete details are HERE.

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to SHELLY'S FAB BLOG!!!!

Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela Bliss & Parisian Romance
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very VanillaInk: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, , White (just on the swirl)
Accessories: Copics, Versamark pen, clear detail embossing powder, word window punch, EK Success Fleur de Lis punch, Tim Holtz distressing tool

Enjoy!
Michelle B.
Designer for FireCracker Designs by Pamela

18 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Michelle this is STUNNING!!! WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Lisa said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Lisa
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Joanne Travis said...

Awesome job on the challenge, Michelle! I love the warm rich tones of the browns and your distressing is wonderful!!

Hetty said...

Awsome card Michelle!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Going Grunge is definitely addictive. Especially because your flaws become works of art. LOVE that you crinkled your paper! Looks great Girlie!

kc_froglady said...

I love the swirl too! What a great card and I am glad you had fun with it.

Lillian Child said...

I am all about grunge and distress - your creation is just beautiful, Michelle!

Diana said...

THis is a stunning card.....love the rich earthy tones. Thanks
dj_enns@yahoo.com

SusanK said...

Love the browns...so vintage and elegant, even if it is grunged up!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous- you have such a wonderful eye for color! I love the flower and the fantastic 'grunging' you did on this card!

Melissa Lake said...

Totally amazing card! Love the color choice and the overall distressed look!

Roxanne24 said...

Your card is beautiful!

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Gloria Westerman said...

This is so pretty....I love it....

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

This is really stunning Michelle!

Dawn Frost said...

Love how you did the background and then added the flower. Very nice!

Lyn said...

Even though I am not a huge fan of grunge, this I really like a lot. It really is beautiful in every respect. Really like the colors. Blessings...

Sammibug said...

Very cool!

Ursula said...

Love this, Michelle! Neat that you discovered a new enjoyment in grunge, too! That's the whole purpose of the hops from the DT perspective, so it makes me happy to hear!