Wednesday, 8 September 2010

CofC #13

Linda's wonderful weekly challenge working through Tim Holtz's A Compendium of Curiosities has us making Grungepaper Flowers this week. These are wonderful things to do and Grunge is so pliable previously I have coloured the grunge but this time I had some flowers lying around so cut papers and stuck them on. The petals were rolled and shaped and then given some added colour with DI and Distress stickles. A while ago I spread some Gallary Glass to dry on acetate punched some of this out for flower centres and a blue circle. Flowers also punched on the reverse of the scraps from the paper used to line the grunge, these have been stamped with G from Stampbugs fabulous alphabet. Another of my favorite things to do is what I call altered glue, strips and swirls of pva glue on a plastic sandwich bag covered with ep and left to dry (it takes days). When the glue is dry melt the ep and when it is cool you can peel it of the remains of the plastic, its usually best to make this in batches and store ready for when you want to use it. The base for all these random G things is a 4" x 6" corragated card with the corragations exposed.

You guess it this is my G post card for Lots to do revisited alphabet book postcard swap that Andrea is hosting.

G is for
Grungepaper
Glue
Glitter
Gallary Glass
Gold

16 comments:

  1. Grunge paper is wonderful stuff, isn't it Zoe. I adore the smell. Not sure what that says about me.
    I love your flowers.
    Hugs Lisax

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  2. Super flowers Zoe and some great techniques added here which is so very interesting especially for a nosey woman like me......x

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  3. What a special piece. Great take on grunge paper flowers. Love how abstract the whole thing is---great job!

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  4. oh zoe hun this is just brilliant,really love what you have done with the flowers,funny as I too have just stuck some papers onto mine too,thanks for lovely comment you left me hun,you are so kind,love hugs cheryl xxxx

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  5. G is for Gorgeous too. What alot of Grungy experimentation here, Gloriously Gooey and Great.
    Luv B xxx

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  6. How on earth did you manage to get all those elements into one creation? Well done Zoe! It looks fab.

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  7. Fantastic Zoe - would love receive it in my swap!!! the flowers are fantastic as is the altered gluey strips - all set off on the corrugated cardboard - brilliant !!

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  8. Wow, this is awesome, so many elements and detail to look at.

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  9. Love this Zoe, but then I am a big fan of corrugated xxx

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  10. Zoe, you are a wealth of fabulous techniques! I love, LOVE your cool card! The grunge flowers looks fabulous-- the papers you covered them with just rock, and the Gallery Glass centers are RAD!

    AWESOME altered glue technique!!! I've so gotta try that!

    Great job--As always! ♥

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  11. Zoe this is so beautiful lots of grunge. The flowers are awesome. Never tried grunge must have a play.
    Margaret xx

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  12. Your flowers are fantastic and I love the gallery glass centres.

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  13. Love your corrugated background, and I've never tried the glue! thats sooooo cool great colorful flowers too!

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  14. Gee Whiz! This is a feast for the eyes! Wonderful--Thanks for sharing the details with us--Shawn

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  15. this is fabulous Zoe I love all the texture
    xx Alison

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  16. I love this piece, Zoe. I love all the texture:) It reminds me of when I opened my grandmothers jewelry box as a child. She had many floral pins and gold jewelry mixed together. I'll have to give something like this a try:)

    Thanks for sharing!

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