Hello ! Today we're kicking off the new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils and we also have a few changes happening. So to find out what's happening make sure you hop over to the Stamps and Stencils blog.
The new challenge which starts today is hosted by the lovely Julia who has chosen Grungey Christmas, here's what Julia has to say:
I love Christmas but I'm a little shy when it comes to the
bling, glitter and tinsel bit. We'd like to see you step away from the
normal Christmas colours and create a mixed media piece which has a real
touch of grunge. Think alternative colours, layers, antiquing and all
things which are not pristine red and green! Remember to add in some
stamping or stencilling too!
Now to say this was a challenge for me is a huge under statement ! Although I love mixed media and getting very messy I still seem to be quite tidy in my design. So, I went with the flow and this is where I ended up....
I'd got an offcut of some greyboard and also grabbed some pieces of paper.
I covered the greyboard with torn up pieces of paper to create some texture, then glued these large snowflakes to the board. I then painted it with Gesso and then with Caramel Fresco Finish paint. Still not sure where I was headed but keeping grunge at the forefront of my mind, I then used Toffee Fresco Finish paint over just the snowflakes.
I've skipped a couple of steps here, but I used some Prima Crackle Paste and a spatula and spread it over the whole piece in random places.
I then used an Emma Godfrey stamp with Potting Soil Archival ink and stamped over the board and on the snowflakes.
I used watered down Purple Rain Fresco Finish to add some colour.
The two words are from a Darcy Wilkinson stamp set and I've stamped onto painted mountboard. The little pegs have also been painted with Purple Rain and then glued into position. All that was left to do was add the reminder notes !
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to Stamps and Stencils to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.