Hello and welcome to my first blog post for 2023. I am back on the Unity Blog hosting the April challenge of the month. The theme for this challenge is ‘grunge it up’. Join the Unity Show and Tell group on Facebook and add your projects to the April challenge album to enter. I am kicking off with some inspiration using the latest kit I designed for this very theme – Eiffel Grunge. Stay tuned for new release announcements later today at Unity Stamp Company.
Grunge it up – Mixed Media Tag
My first project is a fun tag using Unity’s Make a Tag die. I die-cut the tag out of mixed media cardstock and stamped the Eiffel Tower focal image first. Then I added the vintage text stamps and background grid accents. Just a bunch of simple stamping that makes my heart super happy.
Next, I used Distress inks and to ink up the background. For coloring the flowers and adding shadows, I used Copic Markers. I created a heat-embossed sentiment strip using a sentiment from the Empowered Words stamp kit.
Finally, I added white splatters with gouache, a piece of lace, and a bull clip to finish off my tag. I am excited about the way it turned out and deeply believe in those words.
Grunge It Up – Encouragement Card
My next project is a grungy card where I started by printing a digital gelli-print background on Bristol smooth paper. Once again, I had fun stamping the focal image, the sentiment and all the fun stamping bits around it. This sentiment is from Whit’s Words stamp set.
This time, I used colored pencils to color the flowers. I also used Inktense pencils to add shadows around the image and topped it off with white splatters.
This brings us to the end of today’s post. Thank you so much for joining me here and I look forward to seeing your grungy creations on the Unity Show and Tell group on Facebook .
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