Monday, January 16, 2012

Can you cay GRUNGE?

Well, over at  A Jillian Vance Design, the challenge this week is to make a "grungy" Valentine's card!  Now, I can do Classic, and Vintage, and Modern; but Grungy took a bit more thought.

I kept going to the "pretty and the old-fashioned sweet".... veered from the DARK side.
But eventually, I came up with this.  The problem also arose that I have only one Vallentine's stamp set.  (An older one from Recollections)

I wanted it to be a bit edgy with the black lace and embossed medallion, but couldn't resist throwing the resin swan piece on there!  All the reds match, I can assure you.  Don't you hate it when one surface reflects the light diffently than another?  ugh...
The black and gold Prima flower added a little grunge, too. Don't you think?
Dirtied up the Snug Hug bow some, and this is what I finished with.  I decided that GRUNGE is not my style. I have a hard time taking something relatively pretty, and making it look messy...just me and my age, I guess.

Check out the stamps at Jillian Vance's store!  She carries terrific products, and I especially love the sentiments stamp sets and we can all use more stamps!

This card also qualifies for the challenges at:
 Paper Sundaes (Favorite Challenge #92, Black, Flowers, and Distressing)
Stamptacular (Texture)
The Crazy Challenge (Tic Tac Toe / Lace, Image, Pearls)

Having "Commenting" issues?

I noticed that as of Friday, I was unable to open my comments and was getting a white screen on other blogs when I attempted to leave comments! Well, a great friend and fellow DT member sent me this link!
And it worked!

I figured I wasn't the only one having these problems as it appears things have been changed in the "netherworld" out there....

Good luck!