Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Layered background

The technique challenge over at Hero Arts this month is Layered backgrounds and on the new challenge site I recently found...Simply Scrapping Crafts.... the Wednesday card challenge was also to make a stamped background.  This site is great... lots of challenges and forums for scrapbookers and card makers.   So here is the card I made...
Layered background

I followed Shari Carroll's video instructions for making the background ( here)   I did not have such a great success with my watercolouring of the leaves... I obviously chose the wrong inks... I used orange, brown and green, I used the Music Background which I stamped through a mask... and white embossed.  I then used some green distress ink on my acrylic block and spritzed with water and stamped over the embossing. I then overstamped the envelope pattern in Sahara Sand brillance ink. Then stamped the leaves. I felt it need a bit of colour so backed the piece onto some green card. Base card is a very light cream card with the envelope pattern stamped in Antique Linen distress. Not quite what I envisaged but not too shabby all the same. It is a fun technique that is a favourite of mine. 

8 comments:

Lin said...

LOOOVE this, Dawn! I think it's wonderful using the music and your watercolouring looks exactly that - well done!!

Barb said...

I don't think you used the wrong inks. . .I love the way it turned out! Beautifully done, Dawn!

Sue said...

If you go and look at Grammysue's card on flickr Dawn where she has done a similar card; same technique, she actually says exactly what you have said about the ink colours, and I had the same issue when I did the walk and swoosh on the clear block with the stamp, I feel it turns the colours muddy, I have to agree with you I was not pleased with my result either. But in saying that your card design is wonderful,adding the green certainly makes a difference. I can see where more orange would look good too.
Smiles:)

Isha said...

Dawn, this card is so well made. I like everything about it. Love the way you embossed the music BG in the center.

AnitaRex said...

Hi Dawn this is so ever pretty! I haven't tried the layered background yet and I have really been enjoying seeing everyone's creations! It may not have turned out the way you wanted but I still think it's so very beautiful!

paula said...

Dawn I agree with the other wonderful ladies. Your card may not have turned out the way you wanted, but it is a beautiful card none the less. I really do love it xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

PS You are so making me want that envelope stamp lol ;P xoxoxo

Tiffany said...

Wow! Amazing technique you've used, it's subtle, yet has some powerful, and rich colors too!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. Love the effect and I think the colors are very pretty.