Hi everyone! So over at Let's Scrap, one of the challenges for INSD is Eniko's challenge to "Try on a Different Scrapbooking Style". I've never really thought about what my style is or knew how to classify it. If you want to know what category you fall into check out this challenge as Eniko has it all there for you so you can find out what you usually are. My typical style is usually a combination of Cutesy and Whimsical. So my first try outside my style is Grungy and I've been wanting to try grungy for some time now as I've seen so many beautiful layouts in this style but didn't really know how to do it and didn't have some of the right stuff to do the techniques with. So here is my take on Grungy style!
I used Let's Scrap's sketch 6-1-10. I flipped it a bit.
This is the paper I started with. It's just a light tan paper with words all over it.
My next step was crumpling up this paper and then smoothing it out again. I used Tim Holtz's black soot distress ink and went around the edges and in some spots I really laid on the ink to get heavier distressing. I also experimented with the walnut stain distress stain. I just pushed down on it quickly to try and get some splatters(kind of like something was spilled on it). I wasn't quite sure how things were going to line up so I did it in several spots.
A close-up of the paper still showing the words but now with the aged look.
I then decided I wanted the flowers to wrap around the photo and connect with the flowers around the quote so I added more of that which I liked so much more.
There you have it. My first try at grungy. I think I will definitely do it again. I love the aged look and love the distressing process and the fact that it's kind of a gamble how your distressing might turn out depending on how you do things.
I might also try to do a Shabby Chic style as well. I really don't like floral patterns and pastels are really not my favorite but I love vintage and I'm thinking the next step outside my style will be Shabby.
Hope you enjoyed my grungy-ness and thanks for looking! Now go play along with Eniko's challenge!! :)