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
Designer for FireCracker Designs by Pamela