Sunday, 17 February 2019

Fill You Life With Adventures

Good Sunday morning all!  Here's one for the grunge lovers among us.  I know it won't be to everyone's liking, but it was great fun to make!  I started with a piece of slate grey card.  I used the Basketweave mask over it and applied our Rust Patina kit through the mask to give the background a steampunked look.  Next I stamped the Eliza STDF called Steampunk Butterfly and cut it out with the matching die.  I used Distress markers to colour it in.  I stamped just the butterfly again and cut it out by hand and added it to the original stamped image.  I stamped the sentiment in black above it.  I cut the dragonfly from the Industrial Chic Butterfly and Dragonfly set and inked it with some walnut stain distress oxide. I used the Rust kit and applied them to some MDF cogs and wheels to distress them.  I glued them to the card in clusters.  The card was completed with white and slate grey card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x






 

62 comments:

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
It may be grungey and different to your usual style but it’s fab!
Love that rusty look.
Been away for a while due to being poorly and then a week in the Isle of Wight. Been checking out all the posts I have missed due to being absent from the blog. Obviously the cards are all winners but so was I in the die release draw. Congratulations to all the other winners. I feel incredibly lucky, as I am sure everyone else who struck gold does! Thank you Sue x
Happy Sunday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I know the grunge isn't for every one... and I am only just getting there with it .... but this is lovely. I have some of the industrial steam punk dies you released a year or so ago and they are my go to one's for the men. I think I may be on the spend again after seeing you beautiful sample today. Thankyou Sue.
Yvonne hope you are feeling better... and enjoyed your holiday.
Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a great card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

TDQ Karen said...

Different but I am just getting into mixed media and it's great to have a change

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Have a lovely Sunday whatever your plans are. Thanks for the daily inspiration you give us, we can't love them all I suppose 😕
Sending hugs xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great grunge card for those who love something different. It is fun to do something outside your comfort zone at times. Love Jean xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a different style of card this morning and first look you would never guess it ones of your cards. I have the Rust Patina kit and would of never thought to use it through a stencil. Thank you for sharing.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, different but still a lovely card. It is good to broaden your horizons.

Barbara V

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A different look for you but it is lovely in that distress, grunge way. I made it my mission to use everyone one of your STDF from the prior release in a card and I have been successful except for this stamp. No matter how I stamp it or what I use - ink, embossing powder, the image does not show clearly as it does in your card. After numerous attempts I put it aside but maybe I will try one more time after seeing your posting today.

Have a great Sunday.

Beverly

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, love the butterfly and dragonfly too. They look great with your grungy background. Xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
A quick comment before leaving for work. This style of card never seems to go out of fashion, I tend to keep my ‘grunge’ for projects rather than cards but I love the one you’ve done today. It was you and Sam that got me into grunge I miss seeing her demos, give her my love when you see her.
Hugs x
Heather T

Clai01 said...

I like it a lot ! x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,

Your card is lovely if you are into grunge and mixed media. I am not a fan myself but do admire the work

Marion S x

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today-very different.

Michele

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
Thank you for waking me to the fact that not all cards should be pretty,pretty. I must admit that I'm not a lover of grunge but this one is interesting. thank you Sue.
Marie P.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card even though im not a grungy person I really like this one

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Love
Sharon MK
xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Nice card different. love Jean Z xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue very different but very interesting thank you sue
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

hollyberry said...

Lovely rusty looking card. No not your usual style but it is lovely to see something different. And you do rusty so stylishly!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Great texture and detail but not a style for me.
B xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Not into grunge just not my choice of style, but you have made a card with lots of detail.
Lydia
X

Rachel Taylor said...

Love those rusty cogs ,I like a grunge card x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I am sure all the crafters who like funky stuff will enjoy this, amazing selection of samples, xx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

BenteS said...

Great card! Love the colours😍😍

Tressa said...

First glance.....oh! Second look.... ummmmmmm. Third look.... I rather like this!

Teresa

Netty The Runner said...

It’s good to see this sort of thing, you can take ideas from it for men’s cards. I personally like it, but I know it’s not to everyone’s taste.
Annette x

Kate's Cards said...

I love a bit of grunge makes a nice change from pastel. Also loving more inky type cards xxx

dj from kettering said...



I like this, it's not my style, but it
gives some good ideas,




Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
It is good to see you make cards that are different as it gives us all new ideas.
Lots of detail in this card and I like it. It is full of detail and it is interesting and I can see it made up with a different colour scheme.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Lesley S x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I think it's fabulous, and if I'd seen your post yesterday, I would have "borrowed" some aspects of this. I'm making a card for my nephew and got a shock when I worked out how old he was - 28!! - so definitely no more a young teen!
My card will be featuring the celtic dies, and let's see what I manage to do...........
Hugs, Rose

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I think this card is absolutely brilliant, love everything about it. Different designs and colours are always inspiring different creative thoughts. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, Ive become a keen fan of 'your grungy style' as the male members in my family/friendship group delight in receiving one.
We all get stuck in a rut at times, and you always manage to give us a push toget us out. Thank you. Great card, by the way. Yippee, no power cuts as yet.
Have a great day, everyone. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love some of the techniques you have used on this card. I don't know how it looks in real life, but for me the background in the glitter paste overpowers the interesting techniques on top of it. I would, perhaps, have used lighter colour inks instead.

Lisbeth

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am always amazed how easily you can switch styles. Yvonne glad you are back with us. There are so many missing names from the blog I miss hearing from them

ursula said...

You are so talented Sue, from beautiful and dainty to real grungy, you take it in your stride. No really to my taste, but then it is nice to play around and create different effects, we even surprise ourselves sometimes....All the elements look great and a lovely card to finish...thank you for sharing Sue...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Well Sue, I love steampunk and grunge and know how much fun you have making them. I love the elements but I think the background is too busy with all the elements on. Lots wont agree and that's ok its nice to have different opinions, but I love that you change styles constantly. Have a great day. Hugs WINTERWARM.xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow - I think you have discovered a new type of card Sue, Classy Grunge. Not a grunge fan really but the colours and design of this card are fabulous, I just wish I could put something like this together.
Hugs
Muriel x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lots of interest in today’s card and I admire your grungy style even though it’s not for me

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue A very different type of card today but I love it the stamped image is great

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very different style of card but it’s not for me I’m afraid.
Doreen R

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a very different card today. Not my style but great for those who love grunge and good for male cards.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A very different card today but one that divides people. I think it's great that you cover many tastes.Yvonne xx

karenlotty said...

I like this and thanks for the reminder to use masks/stencils on coloured card and not just white card

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Love Today’s Card I Love The Colour Combination
I Love The Exceptional Stamp Used..................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, even those of us that don't care for grunge can admire the design and techniques in this card. It is a little dark for me but I love the dragonfly and I am sure Eliza's STDF would look lovely in lighter colours on a non-grunge card.

Frances

Pawprintx4 said...

Although I probably wouldn't make this card, I do rather like it. You can pull it off and it looks good. I like the stencil on the gray card stock. I am trying to use my stencils more and I think I even have this one. I have not seen the stamp either so something new this morning and I like the stamp so the card does appeal and I can seeing where you had fun making it. You really never make a bad card.
Have a great Sunday!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x really inspiring x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the design. It is good to mix things up a bit. Take care. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Striking card!! Love the butterflies!

CraftyJo said...

Very cool :)

stitchingranny said...

Very different and a great fun card Sue. Not sure its something I would tackle but I do like it.

Hugs Helen xx

Hellma said...

Great card

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !! Steampunk can't fail for me, I absolutely love it, and this card is fantastic.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Welsh Dors said...

Just one word....WOW!!!

Littlelamb said...

Like this card Sue. I need a male card. Some brilliant ideas here. Thank you.

sued99 said...

I really like this card. X

Susan Battensby said...

Love your grungy card, nice to see these now and then
x

Betty McAlister said...

Great card Sue. xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue lovely card and great stamp. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Eunice Astle said...

Interesting card, not really my style.