Monday, August 17, 2020

Simon Says - Grunge It Up

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Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created a grungy Art Journal Page featuring the grumpy, full of attitude Arthur from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 Colorize Collection and before I get lots of e-mails about the mis-spell of attitude, let's just say that Arthur obviously didn't pay attention in the English class and Spell Checker had taken the day off.

I began by spritzing the pages of my Dylusions Creative Journal with water and used Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Sprays to add colour. I die-cut a circle aperture from Sizzix Stencil Film or you could use masking paper, applied Distress Texture Paste Crackle through the aperture and left the paste to dry. I added strips of Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper and stamped the branch from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mr Bones and numbers from Field Notes inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink.

I inked the splatter stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mr Bones with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, stamped randomly on the background and while the ink was still wet, sprinkled with Speckled Egg Distress Embossing Glaze and heat set.

I inked the background stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Lumberjack with Ground Espresso Distress Archival and stamped on to Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock.
I applied Distress Collage Medium Matte over the Texture Paste Crackle moon and once dry, scribbled on Ground Espresso Distress Crayon, rubbed it into the crackle with my finger and removed the excess with a dry cloth. I die-cut the hashtag and "atitude" from the stamped card and the rest of the wording from Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Shadow Lower, Shadow Numbers and Label Thinlits and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I die-cut the owl and the branch from Idea-ology Classic KraftStock, BlackOut KraftStock, Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink and the remainder of the stamped card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Arthur Colorize Thinlits, assembled and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium .
I completed the wording using Idea-ology Small Talk Snarky Stickers
I finished off by adding splatters of White Gesso, sprinkled Stampendous Aged Black Chunky Glitter randomly over the background, Arthur and the branch and heat set.

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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Paula Cheney said...

this layout is absolutely awesome, from Arthur to the giant moon to the cool plaid letters. I love it all!

Bunny said...

I love this. It's so cute. That Arthur really does look like he's got an attitude.

I've never made anything grungy and I'm trying to read up on it. Yikes am I lost. If yours is grungy it's great grungy. [Bunny]

Lorraine A said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Kath!!! Arthur is awesome and I love the background and sentiments, absolutely brilliant!!!

Hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Janette said...

Hi Kath, I think everyone agrees we love Arthur, he has the very best expression, this is stunning, a beautiful creative piece.xx

dragonfly60 said...

Spelling? No worries, I'm sure that's how they spell it in some language lol. I am in love with this piece. Your creativity is mind blowing and I love the information on how you did it. I always look forward to your posts!

Redanne said...

I cannot imagine anyone not being in love with Arthur but he looks even more splendid in his plaid and the moon you created is just perfect. Love this journal page my friend, it is superb! Hugs, Anne xx

Sandra H said...

This is fabulous Arthur is so adorable and the background is fabulous x