Sunday, 18 August 2013

Lazy Sunday and challenge #13 is launched

Morning all,
I can hardly believe we're at challenge #13 over on the Hobbycutz challenge blog. Today's theme is to MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND. Please remember that whilst you do not have to use a Hobbycutz die on your project but there are additional prizes for those who do.
Here's my finished project (step by step instructions below):

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300 gsm scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • Fancy square die cuts in two sizes used to cut white and black card
  • Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Picked Raspberry, applied with a cosmetic sponge, fairly loosely - you don't have to blend, blend, blend!
  • Water flicked over panel, allowed to develop and then blotted with paper towel - don't panic if you think it looks like you've ruined your project or taken too much colour off at this point - just hang in there!
  • Kaisercraft journal page 7 Gypsies ticket, Stampers Anonymous harlequin images stamped using Versamark ink or Distress Inks (I used D.I.'s) and then toning perfect pearls brushed over the images before setting with hairspray
  • Inkylicious floral image stamped using Versafine onyx black
  • Stamping Bella image stamped on to white card using Versafine onyx black ink and then cut out and edged with Distress Ink in Seedless Grape applied round the edges using a Tim Holtz distressing tool.
  • Alcohol markers using to colour image
And here's how it progressed from a piece of white die cut card!

My basic coloured background - here's where it starts to get interesting!

Then Spritzed with water, allowed to develop and then blotted and allowed to dry
- don't panic when you see large areas like my three, it'll be FINE!

My background is stamped with D.I.'s before brushing with co-ordinated mica powders.
There, it's finished - now to turn it in to the finished card you saw at the top of this post

Images used in the making of this project
Our sponsors this week are Crafts and Me

I'm also entering this card over on the Pan Pastels blog where their new challenge is also "Create your own background" - spooky!

My hubby is still at the Model and engineering exhibition today so I can craft all day again - YAY!. Who knows? There may be a second post from me if my mojo's mooching about - to make up for the on-line silence on the crafting front lately!! See you all

Happy Sunday everyone


clare said...

Kathy your background is fabulous. have a good sunday. x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous background Kathy. Have a great Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Lilian said...

Well done kathy, its looks great. Have a gread day Hugs

Debs M said...

great effect - finished result is fabulous! x

Lesley Thomas said...

Love the card Kathy, that background is so colourful, and thanks for the 'how to' pics. Very handy.

Dee said...

Hi Kathy left a comment on your other blog about your distressing techniques, they are great. I don't get much time to play but love trying out differen ideas with distress inks/ sprays etc. Dee x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

The card is great and thanks for taking the time to explain your background techniques.

Sarn xxx

Sue Bridesmith said...

What a Fab background, lovely design
Suzy B

catherine said...

Looks so fabulous Kathy. loving the colours in that wonderful background
x catherine

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Great technique Kathy. Looks traffic... Lx

Terry said...

Hey there Kathy, fabulous background wowwzersss love the colors and what you made. Your project is just great, thanks for playing along on the PanPastel UK Challenge Hugs Terryxxxx

GinaA said...

What a fab background, great finished project.

Katie Berberich said...

Love, love, love your bg Kathy, that Diamond pattern is fantastic. Thanks for making me realize that I need to check out the latest DI's. You have a bunch there I've never even heard of -gosh!

Natali said...

Another amazing project with inks. Thank you for tutorial. Gorgeous card.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the bright colours and the water technique with the distress inks is one of my favorites, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx