Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My New Favorite Photo

Good Wednesday morning! I have some time to sit still, but my brain wants to keep going. Why not use both to share a page with you? I  have a submission for the May challeng at Scrap the Boys?  Hmm, my technology is challenged today, so here is the direct address: I've actually loved this site for a long time, even when I've been quiet in blogging land. The challenge to get grungy and messy was the perfect inspiration for my new favorite photo.

While I have dabbled in grungy techniques before, this was definitely a challenge for me, and it took weeks to decide what I would do and when it felt done. I think I used nearly every technique possible, but I'm willing to be schooled to learn more. On this page, I:
  •  tore, masked (with paint and spray) and generally misted the corrugated paper. 
  • distressed and inked every paper edge visible, even the vellum matting.
  •  used my favorite brick stencil to emboss the rocket ship paper, then fill in the spaces with orange ink.
  •  The orange and teal arrows below the photo started as orange and white ribbon, inked with teal, misted brown and I shredded the end of each.
I probably could have sanded something,  but I finally feel like I met the challenge, and have a starting point to get grungy again. It felt good to get dirty and just play.

Thank you for looking. I look forward to trying the June challenge, soon.


  1. This is a beautiful, precious moment. Thank you for playing along with STB's

  2. Thanks for joining in at STB. Great page and you've certainly got some grungy techniques happening there. :)


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