Saturday, May 4, 2013

A bit of grunge for 21!!

Thank you for visiting my blog this weekend.  It sure has been a beautiful day here today and the duckshooters are pleased with their bags so I will now be making some Duck Rolls tomorrow.   

The birthday boy for this card turned 21 last Tuesday but it has travelled all the way to Southport on the Gold Coast of Australia today and he should receive it by now.
 This card was a real play putting new learned Finnabair skills to the test.  I cut a large 21 onto cardboard and used texture paste to put the chevron pattern on it then painted it black.  The patterned paper underneath was randomly punched around the edges then coated with modge podge to seal it.  A template was then used to add gel medium and then I finger painted to add more colour.  I used luminiere paints to highlight pieces of the 21. 
 Then the embellishments were added, some painted with luminiere paints and some left raw. 
 The little chain below was painted with paints and scrunched up and has dried solid.  I love the little rings (available from Nic Howard on Trade Me) Strength, Happiness, Wisdom. They were gold but also painted with luminiere paint. The clock, key and owl were also from Nic Howard's trinket collection. Cogs are Finnabair.
 The inside was covered with a piece of Tim Holtz paper and the edges punched.

 and along with creating the card the family also created a scrapbook of the 1st 21 years so I was asked to contribute 2 pages and here they are.  A bit different from my normal style but required, to fit the maximum amount of photos through his life as I could.
 The double page layout is created with the Bo Bunny 'Enchanted' collection.  The edges are randomly punched and distressed and I added some stencilling with red luminaire paint to add a bit of colour. Left page closeup below
and close up of the right page

below - loved the trim with train included picked up in a shop at Devonport.
 and last but not least our little man.  The 'Zac Braxton' tattoo was designed by the birthday boy as that is his trade and is very clever depicting a heart pumping and all the parts - acknowledgement that he is a heart baby.  . 
The patterned paper had glitter pattern already on it so that also added to the page without having to use too many embellishments.  The wire coil above and the crimped circles above that are recycled from an old hen ornament I had some years ago and dismantled into a jar 'in case' I found a use for it.  Perfect for the grunge look. .

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Until next time. ....


Rachel F said...

wow Diane loads of work here the birthday boy will be very happy! Your card is fantastic too you are very talented!

Mrs Frizz said...

aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhh ... how very special and will be treasured