I was immediately drawn to the colour palette first and foremost, and my inspiration for my subject stemmed from the song lyric in the mood board. I have scrapped a photo of myself playing guitar.
As well as crafting, I find that music definitely lifts my spirits - another creative outlet of mine. I'm a big fan of grunge music so I thought this would be a perfect way to scrap that.
I started my grungy, messy mixed media background by gesso-ing the page then started with lines of black acrylic paint (applied with the end of a rewards card) to make big checks.
I then added a layer of grey gelato applied with the packaging technique. The next layer was navy Colour Shine applied with a paintbrush, then another layer of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans watered down to make a water colour effect.
To finish the background I added some navy thread, some white thread and some stamping. I also added some splatters in navy and black.
I liked how there was a tiny touch of red in the mood board, and although not in the colour palette, I felt I had to add just a tiny touch of red to my page for passion.
I really love getting messy and adding layer after layer, and getting my grunge on!!