Thursday, 17 January 2013

Grungy Heart!

I'm back after the Christmas and New Year break with my latest DT project for Creative Expressions!
This month, we're working with two stamp sets, the Special Sentiments set, and the gorgeous Heart Entwined set. I love using hearts in my projects, so this will be a great set to play with!
For my first piece, I've made a card...
The background is created from paint (no surprise there then!), specifically Watermelon and Stream Adirondack Paint Dabbers, along with a touch of white and black used too.
I very simply wiped the red and teal coloured paint on a piece of white cardstock using a makeup sponge, then lightly brayered over it with the black to give a grungy look...
Once the paint was dry, I stamped over the top using the grid design from the Urban Beat plate
and the Alpha Writing stamp using black ink, and the Bubbles stamp using white paint...
I also sponged black and Stream paint through some sequin waste to give more detail...
The heart itself was stamped onto some scrap card that I had painted with the watermelon paint using black ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder....
Once I'd embossed it, I realised that my clear embossing powder has become contaminated with stray flecks of white..... in this instance I like the effect, but I obviously need to get some new powder to stop it happening again! (unless anyone out there knows how to separate clear powder from white?? um, thought not!!!)
I printed a few lines to give the heart a 'stalk' of sorts, then simply added a word I'd printed out to finish.
A nice grungy start to my month with hearts...!
Love Trish xx


  1. gorgeous puts my painty make to shame..but I am still new at this . Love your bold colour choices and eye for layering! trace x

  2. Love the colours on this piece , so rich and effective backdrop for heart. Love the touches of black too. Tracy x

  3. ooh this is fabulous! The background is really cool - I love the colours and that heart is gorgeous xx

  4. Oooo these bold colours look awesome Trish, love love love this! xx

  5. Stunning colours, stops you in your tracks! More than just a card - it's an absolute piece of art...
    Alison x

  6. A really great project, I like that background!


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