As a design team member for Paper Issues I love how the themes motivate me to reach outside my comfort zone. Make sure you stop by paperissues.com and check out this months theme, "LET IT RIDE"!!!
The "grunge look" is something I have been wanting to try to get away from my usual style. I love inking so it was definitely a fun project to try. I have to admit, I had a lot of fun getting messy! With all the motorcycle events I, my hubby, and family attend, I am stocked as far as motorcycle pictures go. This was an event from last years Tri-County Toy Run. The weather was mild in comparison to 2009 toy run where it was sprinkling and the temps had to be like 17 degrees, my knees and face were numb from the cold after just a few miles. This year I braved taking my Canon Rebel and actually taking pics while going down the road. Over 800 bikes. It was amazing to see and be a part of.
Some of the "not so usual" embellishments are: codder pins= found at any hardware store. (they look like a straight clip). You will see that to the left nest to the word toy. Another fun product I used was metallic mesh that sculptors buy to make a form. It can be found in most hobby stores. I'm sorry I don't remember the name of the product. It comes in big sheets that are folded up in a package.
One of my most favorite things to use on layouts are "Ranger Crackle Accents" and "Ranger Distress Crackle Paint;clear rock candy". I added the "Ranger Crackle accents" to a clear acetate Heidie Swapp clock. I love how that turned out! I added it to brads and inside a Scrapworks brad placed over the top of Ek Success Nostalgics watch sticker. No, I didn't stop there..I really probably needed an "Tim Holt's" crackle accents intervention, lol... I then added it to the old Making Memories Mailbox alphas, (that I still love). After this product dries you can rub some ink into the cracks.. What I find is really surprising is how this "Ranger Crackle accent" draws the ink into the cracks over things that have been inked. It's a really cool effect. Materials in this layout include: Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Ek success nostalgics stickers, Making Memories mini market stickers, mailbox alphas, word fettie, Paper studio Brads, bottle cap, Stampin up Hodgepodge hardware, Royal Langnickle rub on, Ranger Crackle accents, distress crackle, small scrap of dictionary paper, and frayed fabric.
On this scrapbook page, I had some inky grungy fun with this as well. I used "Ranger; Tim Holt's ideology masks" I used a blow pen with markers, re-inkers, pearl ex powders, twinkling h2o's... Other products used were: Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Karen Foster papers. Ek Success Nostalgics stickers, Scrapworks snowflake sticker, Making Memories Mini Market stickers and word-fetti, Ranger Crackle accents, Paper Studio big bold vintage brads, Stampin Up Hodgepodge, Ek Success punch, Metal sculptors mesh, and ink..
Thank you for stopping by my blog...Remember the kids this coming season and donate a toy and bring a smile to their faces Christmas morning. If you ride, come on and ride with a group in your area for a Toy Run! You will never forget it. I hope you will get a chance to try to make some grungy goodness on your layouts..