23 October 2011

Passion 4 Fashion...week 7

This week we are going all grungey...

GRUNGE - A Category which was made popular during the early 90's. It creates an emphasis of younger generations, exaggerated constructions, the ripped, unloved look was popular.

Colour - Could be anything. Camoflage was popular. 
Lines - Unstructured, sometimes exaggerated and unusual. 
Textures - Popular (natural, blend or synthetic fibers), knits or canvas, frayed hems. 
Effects - Youthful, confident but sometimes impractical. Most designs died quickly. 
Needs - Easy pieces, but sometimes wild and usually inexpensive. 
Favorite Accessory - All kinds, real or fakes, inexpensive accessories including disposables.
Note: Notice the exaggerated lines, sometimes out-of-this-world. Different styles were popularized by Madonna and Cindy Lauper in the 80's. Very artistic and sometimes unexplainable designs.

EXTRA CRITERIA - Use at least 1 STAMP on your layout!!

And this is my page...

I had so much fun with this. I love the grunge style...it's great for teen pages! I have stitched an unusual border  and added the hessian and string for texture. The papers were distressed and heavily inked and I have kept the embellishments simple and inexpensive. I have stamped with grid and date stamps to suit the extra criteria.

here is a close up...

showing the stamping, rubber words and paint dabber circles...I just love the effect of these.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are getting some creative time this weekend!

Leanne xx


  1. Love the grid stamp and the way you have repeated the date stamp Leanne. Very grungy, very cool layout!!

  2. This is such a gorgeous boy layout Leanne. Love the stamping too. :)

  3. Love the GRUNGENESS here Leanne!!
    AWESOME design... xx


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