Grunge orchid

A friend of mine was having trouble with a personal challenge - using these very unusual orchids on a grunge card. She concluded that orchids and grunge don't mix, and I agreed with her, up until the second I hit the "post" button. Could I make a grunge card with the same orchid?

The orchid was digitally altered into black and white line art. After printing, I gave it a wash with some strong coffee, adding some splatters for extra measure. I sanded the pinkish cardstock (don't ask me what color that is), and put several colors of distress ink on the Kraft cardstock base. It looks pretty grungy to me. After I made a big card, I tried an ATC:

By the way, the coffee wash is called the Aged Parchment technique. I like the results. It's a terrible thing to do to coffee, though.

Juliet Arrighi


Beach Cat ! said...

Holy Cannoli, you are GOOD when you are good and when you get in the zone you are G R E A T !!!
I really like what you did with these.

Myrna said...

I think both you and Cat did a great job on your cards.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous- I esp love that ATC....I like coloring lace with coffee too.....I am not a coffee do such incredible stuff with your computer!

Vicky said...

very nice ...interesting techniques