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Thursday 31 March 2016

Make your own background

Good Morning,
It’s Thursday and time for a new challenge over at CRAFT Challenge.
Our theme for this week is ‘Make Your Own Background’
Our sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designs and I have used this beautiful vintage stamp called ‘Rose’

I made my background by decopaging some torn dictionary paper which I distressed with my vintage photo ink onto a piece of card.
I then used gesso to soften the edges.
Next I used bundled sage distress ink and a script stamp to stamp over the plain areas of card.
I then used a mica mask and home made texture paste to create the textured brick effect. Once it was dry I gave the paste a coat of Gesso and then painted the bricks lightly with bundled sage ink.
The flowers were made using a Maryanne die and another inked page from the dictionary.
The lace is from my stash and the swirls were Maryanne dies.
‘Rose’ is coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges…..

Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E  April Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #123 Use DIe-Cuts/Punches (Week 1 of 2
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #65 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #79 Always Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E, C10 - (Week 1) Girlie

Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Anything Goes


  1. Morning WOW this is fabulous love the image and the mixed media flavor to this.

  2. She's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  3. Such a clever way to make a background.You've added so many pretty details and your colouring is lovely.Beautiful work.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  4. Stunning make , Thank you for joining us at TTCRD challenge Lisa DT

  5. I saw this beautiful card on the challenge blog and loved it then-love the vintage image and fabulous texture and layers--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  6. Beautiful creation!!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion!
    Dt Veronica

  7. What a pretty card, great background you have made love the lace.

    Thanks for joining us at ID
    Ct tracey

  8. So elegant love all the embellies.Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Helen DT

  9. Lovely card. Beautiful image!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Hugs ~ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations


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