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Monday, October 22, 2012


Hi and good morning!!

In light of this being what I call "Spooky Month," my family and I frequently watch spooky movies.  Today I went to see Paranormal Activity 4 with my daughter.  The first three, which I watched on dvd at home, scared me half senseless, so I was anticipating being scared to the nth degree to see this one on the big screen.  Ummm. . . not so much; however, today's card ties in nicely with the movie - it's creepy and spooky and...eerie.  The technique, however, is anything but.  It was relatively quick and very fun to do with almost guaranteed results.  I read about this technique in the October 2012 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts, and it was invented by Bibi Lindahl whose blog is referenced here.  

Is that not the coolest technique??  It's called "Grunge Resist," and  I haven't even cleaned my craft room up yet because I want to make another one or two.  I love the finished look, but what I also love is that you don't need a lot of embellishment on a card like this.  I added two grey rhinestones and that was IT.  Black base layer, Poppy Parade first layer, then white glossy CS for the top piece.  Versamark, stamps, inks, a baby wipe, some water in a mister, Staz-On, and a small piece of sandpaper are all that's needed for a CAS card that doesn't look it!  I don't do very many CAS cards because I usually like a lot of layers and embellishements, but this card begs to be CAS.

The magazine edition is still in print, so get yourself a copy soon and play with this technique.  Think of the color and stamp possibilities.  I have exactly one Halloween stamp set, but as evidenced by the bird and picture frame, other images can look spooky too when done using this technique.  

Thank you for looking, and here's to spooky movies.

Happy Crafting!!

I've entered this card in these challenges:

There She Goes Clear Stamps TSG177 - Halloween/Fall Theme
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Eerie Inspiration
Charisma Cardz Challenge #41 - Clean and Simple
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Squigglefly Challenge #42 - Fall (Colors or Holiday) Theme



Kimie said...

Ooohh, this is very pretty. I don't think I have seen a card using this technique, so I need to go read about it. I cannot believe there are just two brads on this Shea card and no ribbons or other bling, and yet, it is still a gorgeous Shea card. :) LOL MWAH!

Mum of 4 said...

Very nice, Shea! I need to go check out this technique now. Thanks for sharing! :)

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, what a cool technique. Lovely work and perfect for this week's Challenge at Squigglefly. Thanks for sharing your card with us. Cheers, Holley

cheiron said...

Great grunge resist! Thanks for playing along with the Eerie Inspiration Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Céline said...

really gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is a cool technique and the bird is very effective on this card. Thanks for joining the Squigglefly Challenge this week.

Bibi said...

It is absolutely delightful to see how you have used "my" technique, Shea! I'm so happy to hear that you liked it and the result speaks for itself. Wonderful!

Thanks for letting me know with your comment on my blog. You made my day (month!).

Bibi Lindahl

Anonymous said...

Love your CAS card! I must check out that looks so awesome!

Linda W. said...

This is an underused technique - I do hope to see more of it on the net. Just a gorgeous card and thanks for playing with us at Squigglefly.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Holly said...

Really an unusual Halloween card Shea! I love the technique you used. I agree that Paranormal Activity is one heck of a scary movie! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Lisa M said...

Looove scary movies too and you are right, your card fits the genre perfectly. It's crazy that it has a "Christmasy" feel to it, but not at all! the foggy, eerie scenery you've designed here. :)

Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us at Squigglefly.
Lisa xx

bumblebee creations said...

so fun-thanks for playing along with Squigglefly!