Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Something Messy/Grungy

I wanted to make a card for the Simon Says Stamp something messy challenge. I always get messy crafting no mater what I make so I could just about enter anything lmao however in keeping with the spirit of things I decided to work in browns with gelatos and a lil distress thrown in to grungify and mess everything up a bit . . .

For the background I started by stamping the blueprint type stamp from Tim Holtz' Stampers Anonymous Steampunk stamp set using Picket Fence Distress Stain on a manilla tag. I then used gelatos in Gold, Butterscotch and Chocolate randomly on the tag and blending with a paintbrush and my finger. I did this for a couple of layers to build up the colour I wanted. I then used Black Archival ink to stamp the blueprint image again.

As you can see my stamping wasn't the straightest lmao. Messy stamping? I then trimmed the tag and used some Vintage Photo and my blending tool around the edges. Next I cut some Movers and Shapers Cogs from Grungepaper and Kaisercraft Timeless Classics papers from the 12" stack. I used a different colour gelato on each paper cog and blended with a lil water and my finger and glued them to the grungepaper cogs with Glossy Accents (next time I will glue then cut silly me lol).

Then from more manilla I made a small rectangle big enough to fit my saying and used my three gelatos to colour it and then edged it in Vintage Photo. I stamped my sentiment from the Urban Classics Tim Holtz set in Archival Black. I distressed the edges of both the background and sentiment using Tim's Tonic Edge Distresser. I chose some embellishments from Tims Cogs and Muse Token ranges to finish of the card. The sentiment and largest cog are adhered with foam tape, the rest of the cogs with glossy accents and the muse token has two jump rings from a pack of Facets to attach it to the saying.

The first pic of the card I took was without flash the next one is with flash. The cards colours are somewhere in between the tw, but the flash version allows you to see all the details properly.

Not 100% sure of this card so I will most likely try another "messy" card in the next couple of days.
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this at;
Simon Says Stamp - Messy
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Make My Monday -  Add A Charm
The Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays


  1. This is fabulous I like the cogs and the fab colours
    Kevin xx

  2. Lovely tag, I love the background stamped in white and then black and the colours from the Gelatos are gorgeos . Embellished beautifully too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. I love your card, so much fun isn't it getting all messy and creating such a fab card. Carolxx

  4. Gelatos are so much fun and love how you used them on your card. Cogs are a great touch too! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  5. I am just now dabbling in Gelatos and they are SUCH a blast to use! This is a gorgeous use for them--those cogs are great and I LOVE the metallic! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  6. Wow! A brilliant Steampunk card!!! Love your die cut gears!!!


    die amelie x

  7. This is great. I'm going to have to try Gelatos, so interesting! Saw it on MIM!

  8. A great mixed media piece. Love the grunge! :) I saw your card at the Make it Monday blog. Have an awesome, inky day! :)

  9. Gorgeous background, love all the shading and detail! x

  10. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this fabulous all the elements.
    Suzi B :)