Saturday, 18 July 2009


Well, as of today I have six weeks of school holidays to look forward to, and I am certainly ready for the rest! My card class is also taking a break until September, and since I don't have to make any card samples for a while I thought I might take the opportunity to explore other things. To that end, I have at last got my hands on some grunge paper.

It's strange stuff, with an almost suede-like finish. The smell when it first comes out of the packet is a bit offputting, but that does fade after a while (or maybe I just got used to it!). It punches nicely (need to use a sturdy punch) and also goes through the Cuttlebug. I punched a few flowers and leaves to begin with and coloured them with Distress inks. Then I decided to make a picture frame to stick them on. I used my Nestabilities to cut the frame. The grungepaper is very flexible, so I backed it with a piece of stiff card. Here it is with one of my butterfly photos.

Now to see what else I can do with it....


Sally H said...

Very nice! I too am looking forward to exploring some new ideas and techniques over the next few weeks. looking forward to our shopping trip on monday x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Good luck with the experimenting! Hope the holidays don't fly by too quickly for you, they seem to offer so much promise of time and opportunity, don't they? Here's hoping, from a fellow optimist, Judith x

Lesley said...

This is lovely Lynne! I have not used my grungepaper yet except to die cut a small piece when I first got it months ago! xx

brenda said...

This sounds intertesting Lynne, not come across it but sounds like something I would enjoy and your project looks great.

B x

craftimamma said...

This is really great. I bought some Grungepaper several weeks ago but have yet to get it out of the packet. I'm ashamed to say I also have Grungeboard which I've had even longer. Oh dear, what am I like?

I must follow your lead Lynne because this is lovely. Enjoy your six weeks of creative 'freedom'.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

Happy holidays Lynne. We still have one day to go!!!!
Your grungepaper looks very interesting. It certainly makes lovely flowers.
Can't wait to see what else you experiment with.