Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ArtyGirlz Challenge # 31

This week's challenge from Arty Girlz has been set by their talented Guest Designer Paula from Mini Book Pixie blog who says:
"I love patterened paper very much but it is far too easy to whack on cards etc. So for my theme, I want to see handmade backgrounds. Get those fingers inky & painted & make a custom piece of paper/card for your design"
I am in my element with this - I love messy. Cut flowers from white linen cardstock in various shapes and sizes with Cricut George and Basic Shapes. Stuck them down with repositionable glue. Using Hero Arts Friends Background and Versamark ink stamped all round the flowers and then embossed with white. With the flowers still in place I inked all over the flowers and embossing with Pink and then removed the flowers. Using kitchen roll buffed the embossed wording to remove any excess ink and the white really shows through. Then stamped with a flourish stamp from HOTP with a light charcoal ink pad. I then stuck the flowers down but a little offset from their original position, punched circles for their centres from cardstock I inked with Ruby. To finish off edged the card with the same inkpad. Really enjoyed this challenge. Sorry about the photo - I think a little bit of glare from the flash.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, fantastic colours

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  2. Wow brilliant background. Stunning work. Love it.

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  3. love your background. wonderful work!

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  4. Fabulous Kath. Thanks for you comments on my blog - sorry only adopted Scot still an incomer - but been here a while and would stay nowhere else lol
    Love Cynthia x

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  5. Love this background - the colour is gorgeous

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  6. fantastic ! love the pink one of my favourite colours !! awesome job !! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog !

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  7. Really gorgeous background I love it!!

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  8. Wow, Kath! Fabulous background!! I love it! You talented lady, you! :o)

    Heather xx

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  9. This is just beautiful.Great technique and gorgeous colours.

    Cass xx

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  10. really beautiful card!! love the colours!!

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  11. Wonderful card, it must have taken some time to do! Love the colours you used.

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hugs Kath xxx