Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Grungeboard for Mystic

Are you ready to see what I did with my March design team kit for Mystic Paper?  Yes?  Good.  I can't wait to share.  So here is what I came up with using the Jenni Bowlin paper and the Grungeboard.

Last Sunday it rained and poured in Phoenix.  Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles right?  When my husband and I (Arizona kids) lived in Washington state for 2 years, people probably thought we were off our rockers when we stood out on the porch enjoying the forever wet.  So in good form, I took my girls outside to slosh around after church and they had a ball with the umbrellas.  I couldn't stop clicking.  These pictures turned out to look great with my kit.

Layout Techniques
Grungeboard Letters

     "Waiting 4 our"
  1. Ink with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China
  2. Glimmer Mist with Patina
  3. Cover with Glossy Accents
  4. Allow to dry completely
  1. Ink top portion only of each letter in "Rainbow" with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Fired Brick
  2. Spray with Patina Glimmer Mist to create blended effect
    Grungeboard Wings
  1. Coat with Glossy Accents
  2. Sprinkle with White German Glitter Glass
  3. Allow to dry
  4. Outline with Platinum Stickles
    Grungeboard Squares (Polka-dot textured)
  1. Paint Mod Podge onto front surface of the Grungeboard
  2. Position on back side of vintage dictionary paper
  3. Flip the piece over and paint top/front with Mod Podge
  4. Rub fairly firmly with paintbrush left to right and top to bottom in order to get the texture to stand up
  5. Tear off the excess wet dictionary paper
  6. Allow to dry
  7. Use a file to lightly distress the raised areas of the textured Grungeboard
  8. **(On my project, the reverse side of the paper showed up on the raised polka-dots - - - backwards, cool huh?)
  9. Ink a spongebrush with Broken China Tim Holtz Distress Ink
  10. Rub over the Squares
  11. Wipe Squares off with a baby wipe
    Grungeboard Hearts ~ Mask
  1. Punch hearts from the Grungeboard elements sheet
  2. Position on Die-cut paper
  3. Spray with Patina Glimmer Mist
  4. Carefully remove hearts
  5. Place paper towel over misted area
  6. Roll brayer over paper towel for an even mist
  7. Remove paper towel
Then I did a fun card.  My friends and I are always asking each other to come over and  craft or should I say "play."  Those incredibly fun girls (you know who you are) inspired this card.  I love the cut-out baby on the front from the Crafty Secrets Little Dolls pack.  Her outfit is only attached at the shoulder so you can see her cute tank and bloomers underneath.

Wanna Play Card Technique
Harlequin textured square Grungeboard:

  1. Pearl Alcohol Ink
  2. Aqua blue gloss acryllic paint
  3. Tim Holtz Fired Brick crackle paint
Glue to card
Zig zag stitch on sewing machine

And last a simple wedding or anniversary card with a cool color combo and yummy Patina Glimmer Misted heart Grungeboard elements that I used as masks for the layout.

I am becoming slightly addicted to Grungeboard, ahh thank you Mystic for this beyond beyond kit.  Sending LOVE!!  Be sure to check out Jenna and Sheri's blogs to see their awesome layouts and cards with cool ideas for Grungeboard.

Thanks for visiting, (I wanna say I love you.  Is that weird?)  How about, until next time. . .


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Love your layout. Good use of the die cut paper, and the "flying" butterflies are fab! And your girls with their wings - priceless! Good job

eclectic archivist said...

You have been busy... All these are amazing!