Thursday, 28 January 2010


Hi peeps - hope you've all had some sunshine today - it's been pretty good here in West Yorkshire - a real treat after all the miserable weather. 
Today I'm adding a bit more Grunge to my blog - I enjoyed making the Grunge Paper Rose so much for my last card, I've been messing about with more GP, Distress Inks and chipboard.  If you want to see some truly spectacular work, made with these products, do pop over to Wendy Vecchi's amazing blog HERE. Her work is fabulous.
So, here are my rather weak attempts with my new-found Grunge Paper, and boy have I enjoyed having a play!

The chipboard heart has been coloured with Distress Inks. Gingham background from Wendy Vecchi's "Nature's Art" stamp set,  and an old tiny flower stamp used on the green section. The spotty flowers are from Papermania, stamped onto Grunge Paper, cut out and coloured with Distress Inks.  Leaf spray also from the Wendy Vecchi set.  Ribbons from my stash - dark brown wire  bought from a local garden centre.
It's not very clear from the photos, but both projects have been spritzed here and there with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls.  
The card has been made with the same Wendy Vecchi stamp set -  the butterfly wings have been layered and curled - the head is half of a really old press-stud I found in my sewing box - I've noticed they are quite fashionable on cards right now (and quite expensive) - whoever would have thought!!
The scallop chipboard is layered onto black card spritzed with the Perfect Pearls mixture.  Base card - Core'dinations Cappucino.
Thanks so much for popping by  - Hugs, Sylvia xxxx


Fliss said...

Hi Sylvia. Absolutely gorgeous hanger and card. The Distress ink colouring and grunge paper makes are stunning.
Hope you're well as it's ages since we last spoke-I'm still up to my eyes in tax returns and accounts as the deadline is nearly there. Shall be really glad to get to February!
Hugs, Fliss xx

lisa said...

Hi Sylvia. It's been lovely to see the sun again today hasn't it, although we're in West Yorkshire too and it clouded up here after lunch!! Hope it stayed bright with you.
I love grungepaper and card and I adore the smell, does that make me strange. Your hanger and card are stunning. That gingham background works brilliantly.
Happy Crafting.


Beryl said...

Hi Sylvia - these projects are awsome.
Beryl xx

Liz said...

Very very nice indeed How are you

Liz xx

Lynne K said...

These are both really beautiful. I love the flower on the hanger, and especially the butterfly on the card (great idea to use the press-stud for the head!). Gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

wow love this hun they are briliant love the designs hope you are okay hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Irene said...

Morning Sylvia

Wow, these are amazing and beautiful.
I love your little hanger.



Good morning hunny, oh its been a while since ive visted you, im so sorry! I have enjoyed catching up with your latest creations. I must get myself some grunge paper as i just adore those roses. I saw some in the stampers inspirations magazine last month, and fell in love with them. Hope all is well your end hunny have a good weekend, hugs Linda x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia, what a fabulous bag card, its gorgeous and the hanger is beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Hope Jacare said...

Wow these projects are just so wonderful! I adore them both - colours and textures are fabulous. I love the butterfly but the heart with flower and lace is just stunning!!!!Cheers Claire x

RefRacBe said...

Great projects, Sylvia. I like the innovative use of the press-stud on the butterfly.

Gini said...

These are absolutely wonderful Sylvia, why aren't you a designer for Craft Stamper????
I think you should be.
So glad you have found something new to play with!
love Gini