April Style Challenge

Discussion in 'April 2018 Challenges' started by Justagirl, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    Hello everyone, welcome to the April challenges! This month I’m excited to be hosting the Style challenge and I thought it would be cool to scrap a style that I just can’t get enough of and thats...GRUNGE! Yep this month lets get messy and take the plunge into grunge!

    When I paper scrap I can’t help but reach for my gesso, inks and mists. These are some of my favourite go to wet mediums and I am always spritzing, scrapping, or brushing them onto my pages. So I thought this month it would be fun to get all icky with a mix of digital wet mediums and create a painterly, grungy, messed up background as a base to build our design on.

    When creating a grunge background you have to think lots and lots of layers. So get layering and stash grab your digital brush tools, clipping masks and painted overlays to help create all that grungy goodness. Anything goes here, there are no rules just visualise getting inky fingers whilst making a hot pretty mess!

    CHALLENGE REQUIREMENTS:
    • Use a selection of brushes, stamps, paint and doodles or whatever takes your inspiration.
    • Create a grungy background on your page.
    • Add a few black elements or accents for extra punch.
    • Please use a minimum of 3 different designers from TLP.

    For visual inspiration I have put together another PINTEREST BOARD CALLED INKY FINGERS.
    In there you will find lots of great pages and products that might help you on your grungy painterly exploration and below is a page I created of my lil’ mister showing off his haul of Easter eggs.
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    (DIGITAL CREDITS: SUNSHINE & DAFFODILS ELEMENTS | Sahlin Studio, WATERCOLOR PAPERS | Sahlin Studio, THE FRAMES (with room) | Allison Pennington, FOR THE LOVE OF JOURNALING BUNDLE N0.2, TEXTUAL LAYERED TRASFERS No.1 | Lynn Grieveson, TEXTUAL LAYERED TRANSFERS No.2 | Lynn Grieveson, GESSO IT Vol.2 | Pink Reptile Designs, MASQUERADE No.2 | Pink Reptile Designs)

    For those of you that have never stepped into the dark side of grunge here are some basic
    TIPS ON THE PROCESS OF GRUNG-I-FY-ING YOUR PROJECTS:
    • Start with your background paper and build that up with layered paints, inky splats & maybe number stamps then finish off with just a few black accents for added punch!
    • Position your photo/s and create some fun little clusters or scatters around/on them to help support your theme.
    • Finish with some cool word art, journaling or word chips for a typographical element.
    Remember our monthly challenge rules:
    Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the April Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread.

    The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month:

    2 challenges = 10% off
    4 challenges = 20% off
    6 challenges = 30% off

    If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).

    I can’t wait to see your grungy paint filled pages!
     
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  2. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    This is Awesome Em!! Love your challenge and how it is written up! I could spend ALL day in your Pinterest Board Inky Fingers!
    Off to play!!
     
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  3. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    I can’t wait to see what you create Barbara @Sokee I know you like a little grunge every now and then too ;) I could do the same I had to stop myself from pinning too many pages in that board. I was ooohing and ahhhing every 3 seconds on my grunge search hehe
     
  4. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    He's adorable Em! Love your page ... and like Barbara said, your inky grungy board is awesome! Great challenge!
     
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  5. NancyP

    NancyP All you need is a little bit of pixie dust

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    LOVE me some grunge!!!!
     
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  6. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

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    Oh Em you know this is right up my alley. I can't wait to dig in and get messy! Happy Easter
     
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  7. Ga_L

    Ga_L Well-Known Member

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    fun challenge
     
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  8. Zeneva

    Zeneva Active Member

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    This is such a cool challenge! Thank you. Thanks also for the tips and Pinterest board - helps enormously!

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  9. MiekSter

    MiekSter We only regret the chances we didn't take

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    Cool challenge and a real challenge for me, off looking for inspiration!
     
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  10. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    Clearly grunge is not a style that comes naturally to me. Ultimately I guess I created a type of art journal page. Anyway, here it is:
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  11. dawninskip

    dawninskip Designer

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    Fabulous challenge, thank you =)
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  12. KarenK

    KarenK Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed this challenge, here is my page:
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    jagruti patel Well-Known Member

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    tracymonica Well-Known Member

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    Great challenge :) Thank you <3
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  15. AnikA68

    AnikA68 Well-Known Member

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    yeah this is 100 % my challenge, and so not a challenge :byay
    Thank you.....
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  16. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

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    Had so much fun playing, I love grunge. here is my layout Em
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  17. meterr

    meterr I think I can? I KNOW I can!

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    I love grunge!!
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  19. AJK

    AJK But I don’t want to go among mad people!

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    Erin Crouch Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] The edges are a bit grungy. :) I tried to challenge myself to make a pink grungy layout.... for a boy!
     

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