Adiós weekend. Ola Monday! Hope your weekend was a good one. Over here we had a good dollop of British summer with bright sun and torrential rain...it's all those weddings and music festivals. Anyway, back to it and the new challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show where we're all stitched up. Stamp, hand, machine or even faux (meaning fake it!) we want to see them all. I think it's high time to glam up the Grunge and created a clutch bag for my tools and an Art Journal cover. It's fun, personal and even splodge-proof - a Threefer in my book!
Retro Grunge and set about dressing them up with some splatting and stamping. I used Peeled Paint Distress Stain and the Urban Chic images all over the paper for the bag. I did a test run on scrap paper to work out the best position for the images seeing as it gets folded. Also added some extra stitching using Pattern Pieces.
Fired Brick to add contrast. Then it was onto the splodge proof factor which is a must for survival in Grunge territory ! I covered the paper in thin sticky back plastic (a bit like we used to do at school!) You have to go real slow to avoid bubblemania, but it's great to see the paper transform into something new. It actually enhanced the colours and I like that bit of sheen.
Something completely different as Monty Python would say. Do take a look at the other fabulous creations from the very talented Design Team for more inspiration, or have you already started? The top three title is out there along with the chance of this...