Saturday, 11 April 2009

teen grunge

Ooooh! I was really excited to see Nicola's challenge for this week's Sunday challenge at Dottie's World. Here is the challenge:
'Hand Made...I dont want to see any ready made backing papers or embellishments. I want to see hand printed/stamped or coloured backing papers and embelishments, can be anything from a flower to shrink plastic etc... And of course a Charmed download'
I had so many ideas for this, but when I had finished it I realised I hadn't used half the stuff I had intended to on it. Nevermind, I'll save them for another time. I am also entering this into the challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge where the challenge this week is 'TORN'.

This is what I came up with:

First of all, I took a piece of chipboard and painted it with Tim Holtz ~ Crackle Paint. When it was dry, I rubbed some ink into the cracks. I also stamped some diamonds at random.
I tore a piece of corrugated card from the box of a recent stash delivery - appropriate? I inked it up with Ranger inks and smudged on some acrylic paint.
The image, of course is Madison with Attitude. As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew that I would be using her. I coloured her with my copics.
I made some hinges again using crackle paint, which I inked up and cut out.
The letters of the word 'TEEN' were stamped out onto card and cut out. To make them show up against the background, I dabbed some acrylic paint. I'm quite pleased I did this as it has shown up the cracks of the crackle paint even better!
I hope that you are all having a wonderful bank holiday. Even if the weather isn't what it should be, there is always ..... chocolate ...... yum! Happy Easter!

Thank you for looking.
And if you'd like to leave a comment I would love to hear it.
having a {me} day


Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!! I LOVE IT!! She is just to cool! I love your background! Great job with everything!!!

Adele said...

Oh wow Kat, love this. What a perfect card for a teenager! The subtle colours are fantastic.

love Dingle.xx

Nicola said...

Oh my!! Just outstanding!! This really is amazing, you must have been buzzing with ideas, I love Tim Holtz paints etc and you've shown them so creatively, I could go on for hours saying how wonderful this is! Well done!!

Louly said...

Oh Kat you are just so clever! I love this to bits, I want to stroke it, it looks so touchy feely and your colouring always looks amazing too.

Nikki said...

I so agree with all the other lovely comments. This has got to be one the best teen cards ever, I just so love everything about it.
Thanks for joining us this week at One Stop Craft Challenge Nikki x

Maggie Bob said...

This is great, the tearing works so well on the corregated card.

Thanks for taking part in the One Stop Challenge.


Anonymous said...

WOW, its a brill card. Your background is so creative - love the use of corrugated cardboard! :)


Powerful Search Engine said...

Wow so much work has gone into this fantastic card hugs Pascale

Shelley said...

What a great card, I love the image and colours and the torn card looks great. Thanks for joining in with the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Shelley xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! Love this grungy teen card! This is superb - a card any teenager would love. Great use of the tearing too.
Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Donna said...

Oh i love this card. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x