Monday, June 15, 2009

Grunge Paper Roses





I wanted to share what I was playing with over the weekend - Grunge Paper.
When I seen the grunge paper Rose on Tim Holtz’s site about a month ago and I was green with envy - How did he do that? He taught it at a class and a very nice lady named Liz Walters attended and she spent a TON of time creating great direction on how to make this Grungy beauty - and she SHARED - THANK YOU LIZ - you are the BEST!

Grunge Roses:

The base of each of the flowers was colored with Distressed Inks. On most of them I stamped a background image using Archival ink (it’s waterproof). After the roses were cut and formed I sprayed them with mists.

Well what’s a girl to do with Grunge Roses - I need a 25th Wedding Anniversary card for my brother and best friend so…
Grunge Rose Anniversary:

Side view so that you can see the dimension:


The background is wrinkle free distress, the blue background flowers are Distressed Pearls. Don’t you just love Tim’s idea-ology hardware!!!

In case you are wondering I timed my last Rose (the 6th one) and it took me 40 minutes start to finish. The hardest one to make was the little one - it’s bugger getting those little pieces to go the way you want them to.

I hope you like the Grunge Roses!

KAT

The Stuff (for the card):
Stamps - School Desk, Urban Tapestry, Natures Moments (Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous); Ticket to Art (Wendy Vecchi - Stampers Anonymous)
Ink - Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, Vintage Phot, Broken China, Fired Brick Distressed Ink (Tim Holtz -Ranger)
Paper - Very Vanilla, White
Other - Grunge Paper, Corners, Ornate Plates, Foliage, Adage Tickets (Tim Holtz - idea-ology); Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls (Ranger)

20 comments:

Nancy said...

The card is gorgeous - and congrats on successfully making the roses! I've not attempted one yet, but I will soon.

Sherry said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I need to find directions for them.

Leslie said...

Beautiful!!!

Wanda H said...

Your roses are awesome!!! and the card is fabulous!!!

Saundra Grose said...

These are beautiful! How can we get the instructions?

Saundra

Connie said...

OMGoodness, KAT!! These are so wonderful...I too wondered how he did it...you have made some beauties!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I've been hoarding a package of ornate plates, liked the way you used yours. I am SUCH a fan of Wendy Vecchi. Her stuff is awesome & she is a hoot.

Beth M said...

Wow, these are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

inge said...

Hello Kat,

your roses turned out very, very nice ! I also like a lot what you did with one of them. The reciever of the card will be very happy with it : it's a beautiful piece.

Liz tried to mail me the instructions, but it was sended back to her because of "too big"...:(
Could you explain it a bit on your blog ? I'm making a tutorial on making Poppies with grungepaper and will let ATT know when it is posted, so you try this flowers too.

greetings from Belgium
Inge

di said...

Any way I could get a copy of those directions?

Renee said...

Wow!!!!! Those are truly fabulous!!!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad you spent your weekend on the roses AND shared them with us!

- LK

Sherry Goodloe said...

ooooooooohhhh love your grunge paper roses!! And like the rest, I sure would like the instructions. I have a package of grunge paper that is still waiting to be opened! :)

heather said...

Wow, I have seen that tutorial and it looked pretty hard. You are so talented! Your roses and card turned out great!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

AMAZING!! I must learn technique! Will be my first grunge item...I think you have converted me!

InkyArtitude said...

What fabulous work Kat! I can appreciate how difficult the 'little' one must have been but so worth the perserverance. Well done, you must be delighted with the results. Thank you for sharing. I am sure the lucky recipient of this card will be one delighted person.
Lynn

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beautiful. Wuld love to have the instructions.

Karen Quinn said...

Can we get these directions anywehre??
Thanks,
karen Quinn
igotnewz4u@comcast.net

Dawn Hueser said...

I love how your roses and projects worked out. I see that Liz's instructions have been banned by google for virus issues. Could you please forward the pdf document I would love to try my hand at them.

Pamela said...

I have seen that Grunge stuff in the store and magazines but had no idea how to work with it--thank you so much for the mini class.GREAT card.