So when the "Three Muses" challenged us to make artwork on the theme "Grunge/Print Background" she was disconcerted but also up for a challenge.
She consulted her distant relation, Mr. Grey Esmeralda
who, sad to say, was not much help.
She went to the Craft store and bought some Distress stamp pads, as she was feeling slightly distressed, and alcohol inks because they sounded a good idea, but didn't make much headway with these either.
She reread the challenge theme :
Our theme for next week is GRUNGE/PRINT BACKGROUND. Bring out your silhouettes, stamps (rubber or digital), brushes, splatters, dripping ink and coffee stains and design a masterpiece of grunge. Have fun.
So she got out a watercolour paintbox, brushes, a glue stick, stamps, stamp pads and a magazine for text, and started having fun.
She drew out a plan, a Grungy landscape plan, and started drawing and painting.
Then one little bit of paper accidentally landed on another bit of paper and she was entranced by this small picture.
Several very exciting days later she had this little flower card
and this little tower card
and this little house card from the first idea
and more, which she will keep for another day.
So, maybe not what some of you might call Grungy, but it was Stampy and Painty and Texty and Fun.