Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 14 2013 Blog Hop


 
 
 
If you got here first, you need to start with this link
 
Valentine Blog Hop!!
Featuring all of the Design Team Members form
The Hens Den
 (This is the last stop on the blog hop)
 
We hope you enjoy your journey today through each of our blogs.  We want to share with you some techniques that each of us use and hopefully you will learn something new from us. ( You should have started with the Facebook posting, so if you got here first, please go to Facebook and click on that link and will take you to the beginning.)
 
Please be sure to comment on each blog.  If you pay close attention, each Design Team member is giving away "a piece" of a kit and one lucky person will win this kit valued at $35.00.  We will select a winner from all of you that comments on ALL of the blogs.  The winner will be picked randomly and we will post how we got that person.   
 
My project is Grunge board/paper.  I love working with Grunge Paper and I find it very intriguing to work with.  I play with scraps a lot.  I just do not want to get into a project and waste good paper on mistakes, so scraps are easy to play with and I usually have plenty around for messing with.  I am messing around in these pictures so, you are going to see the results just as they ended up.
 
I apologize for the glare in this picture.  I used Distress ink on the top piece and I painted the bottom piece.  I wanted to see what it would look like both ways.  Grunge paper/board is easy to cover and take color of all kinds.  Do not be afraid to play and experiment.
 
 

This piece I pained with Gesso because I wanted to play around with stains on the gesso and see what I came up with.
In this sample, I used several Distress Stains and dried the using a heat tool.  the color turned out really cool and I loved the texture that I ended up with as well.  I will use this for a project down the road away.

On this sample I used embossing powders to create a different look.  As I heated the grunge paper, it curled up but later flattened out, this is normal so do not panic if you have never played with it before 


 
 The top piece is the one that I inked using Distress ink and then I sprayed some gold glitter ink spray and it turned out really cool.  I think I might pair it up with the piece shown.
 
 
 Here are the two pieces that I made while playing with embossing powders.   I can add letters or a saying to the center of the sign and be very happy with the way it turned out. 
 
The entire purpose of this project is to give you encouragement to play with something new and not be afraid to mess around and see what you come up with.
 
 
I hope you had fun today and commented along the way.  We will be taking all the names from everyone that did play and one person will win all the items that will make up a kit for your enjoyment and pleasure.    ~ Charlie


24 comments :

  1. Super cool technique! I love the finish on the grunge paper. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Valentine's Day! =)

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  2. Love this technique Charlie! I have that very same die cut and will have to try using grunge board with it. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Very cool technique! It really looks like aged metal....thank you for having the blog hop and to my friend Janet for inviting me!

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  4. Grunge paper, huh? Where have you been all my life? Very cool!

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  5. Amazing technique! It's right up my alley! xoxoxoxo

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  6. Love grunge and this is a great technique, thank you Charlie and thank you for a fun blog hop with cool giveaway opportunity! I appreciate that Lori invited me.Happy Valentine's Day, ladies!!

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  7. This is so awesome Charlie! Teach me how! I just started finally using my grunge board as of two days ago and want to learn more. Love it and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Charlie, I love this. I've never done this technique and by seeing this, you have my mind whirl with ideas for future layouts :) Thank you !!

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  9. Amazing!! I love Grunge board & these dies!!

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  10. I didn't realize you could do so much with grunge paper. I guess I need to pull out all I have an have fun playing. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. All done hopping! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!

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  12. Charlie, thanks for organizing a great Hen's Den hop. I love hops as I discover new talent and inspiration along the journey. Nicolle has brought me to your lovely site many times.....smile
    ava g

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    1. Thank you Ava. The design team as well as Charlie worked hard on making a great blog hop happening. Thank you for joining us and all your wonderful comments.

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  13. Thanks so much for organizing the hop. I know it takes much work to get everyone involved and then you also completed a project. Great job. Thanks again,

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    1. Thank you Karey. You can say that again, the hop is a lot of work, so worth in the end. The design team as well as Charlie worked hard on making a great blog hop happening. Thank you for joining us and all your wonderful comments.

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  14. Very cool project. I've never used grunge board - it looks like fun. Thanks!

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  15. I love your technique! I enjoyed the blog hop! :)
    nclights7@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you Amanda. Glad you enjoyed the hop.

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  16. Love how your parts and pieces came out. Very cool and grungy!! My favorite!! And I have a secret, I love the smell of grungeboard and grungepaper, I know, I'm strange! Thanks for the blog hop and happy anniversary! I learned lots of new stuff!

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  17. Fun technique Charlie! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  18. Thanks for the blog hop and all the fun techniques along the way.

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