Friday, 5 August 2011

Day 5!

Yup, I made another Grumpie project! Today's Smudgefest challenge is to use a "medium that flows".
Hmmm, I thought, I could make some cool drips with nail polish . . .I dripped it on acetate, thinking I could let it dry, peel it off and attach it to my creation. Nope, it bonded. Hubby told me to try it on polythene instead. It still bonded. I tried it on glass. It STILL bonded! Grrrrrrr! So now I have lots of things with drippy nail polish on that are absolutely no use to me.
I painted a chipboard frame with acrylics and decided to use a heart stencil, paint the nail polish on top and then add some extra drippy bits coming out of the bottom. The polish didn't stay inside the stencil, so now I had a frame with a big splodgy mess of nail polish in one corner! >*< So I painted all across the top with polish and splodged more at the sides and let it drip down. It's not great, but it's in time and you can tell I used something that flows. I coloured up the Lovers Grumpies digitally and made a nice splotchy background for them, then pasted the You Got Me Babe sentiment from the same Love Lil Grumpies set underneath. All the Grumpies stamps can be found at Smeared Ink. And I have to add that the polish is actually a similar shade to the Grumpies, but in the photos it's either blindingly glossy silver or this darker purple shade. Ho hum :P
Here are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Smudgefest Day 5 - use a medium that flows.
Paper Creations Ink - stitching
Delightful Sketches - stitching
Cute Card Thursday - no designer paper
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - make a 3D gift
Creative Belli Challenges - non-paper material. I hope chipboard counts. My old stash is the frame, and the acrylic I used to paint it, both of which are about a year old.
Lil Red Wagon - put a critter on it
Papertake Weekly - anything goes with the optional extra of using metal (my heart)
The Crafty Purple Frog - anything but a card
Stamp Something Challenges - use a digi
The Stamp Man Challenges - stitching
Patties Creations - stitching


Laura B said...

I like it!:)

NancyD said...

Looks fun and glupy. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Heather said...

Cool idea with the nail polish!

Scrap Vamp said...

Adorable! Love the paint dripping!

Alex said...

giggling, Susan you are awesome! I, like you, would have things with drippy nail polish all over. I bet you figure out something to do with them though, somehow I know you will.

All that aside, love the end result!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very creative (and cute). Thanks for joining in our 'simply homemade' challenge at The Sisterhood! I hope you'll come back again next challenge!

One of the "Sistahs"

ike said...

Oooh scrummy - I love that grungy nail varnish :-) I would still use the stuff on the acetate and plastic and stick things over the top of it :-D
LUV this project.
Ike xx

ike said...

Not sure if my comment came out... my skype popped open and it may have wiped it... but this is scrummy. I just love that grungy nail varnish and you could use the rejects to stick other things on top on a new project couldn't you ???
Sorry if I've repeated myself :-D
Ike xx

Cleota said...

Very cool image! Love the little paper clip heart embellie! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week!

DT Member

Anonymous said...

Susan I love your Grumpy and the kool drip effect. Day 5 of SAS I love all of the creations. Please check back we will be having some nice Halloween challenges. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Sandi said...

Cute project Susan. Thanks for playing in our 'STITCHING' Challenge #27! Any Digital OR Stamped image is required to be eligible to win!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

DK Spins said...

Hi Susan, sorry to hear of your nail polish experiments. The funny thing is that it often peels off my nails . I really like your Grumpies Love card! They are adorable! You're rocking the paper now!

Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Susan... I love your Grumpies and the goo dripping is so cool!!! Way To Go!! I love it!!

Freddie said...

This is great! All your hard work paid off

Joanne said...

I love your little critter card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Sara said...

Susan... I just love those lil guys! Beautiful creation! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

DonnaMundinger said...

Love your story about this Susan. Now I see why you generally stick to digi work. LOL It's fun seeing you out of your comfort zone. HeeHee! Great job! xxD

monique said...

gumpies are great, like it a lot

Purple Crazy said...

fab card, love the images, not heard of them before, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges xx

Miranda said...

this is so cool Susan, the image is fantastic
thanks for joining the paper creations ink challenge this week

Jane said...

I love this Susan the effect with the nail polish is awesome
Luv Jane xxx

Susan said...

try the teflon no-stick craft sheet the next time with NP just to see if it will peel it is meant to be NON-STICK.

Very cute frame...I am really starting to enjoy these grumpie guys.

Karen W said...

Very cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with creative belli!

Diane Davies said...

How fun! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

darcy48 said...

Hi Susan lovely card love the fun image. Arlinex

Linda said...

Cool project - love the colours. Thanks for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

angelwhispers said...

Sounds like you had a fun time with the nail polish!!!! lol

Fab creation and just love the colours Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Who knew nail polish would make such great dripping blood, Fab Idea! and VERY effective, Love it!

Fiona. x

ps you could always cut around the drips on your practice pieces ?

Kylie said...

Oh wow! Your card is stunning.
Thanks for playing at CCT this week,
Hugs Kylie

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

ah too cute!
thanks for showin us at TCPF!

Joan Ervin said...

This is really how you used the nail polish...sooo clever!!!Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!