Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shopping our Stash #193 - I made this!


This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see your hand made backgrounds - (not just stamping a background stamp) - could be collage, paint, tape, stamp, stencil, or even to alter patterned paper with doodles. I made two cards using the same background technique and stamps, but I think you'll agree they've made entirely different cards!


Supplies: Flourishes daisy stamps; Paper Smooches sentiment; PSX dragonfly; watercolor paper; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; Versamark & black detail EP; Festive Berries & Spiced Marmalade distress inks; classic small & lacy circle Nesties; dark red rhinestones from Dollarama




Supplies: Flourishes daisy stamps; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Faded Jeans & Mowed Lawn distress inks; clip art from The Graphics Fairy; doily from stash; Tonic edge distresser


To create the backgrounds I began by stamping the daisies with the listed colours of Distress inks, and then painted over them with water. On the dragonfly card I used the inks as well, resulting in a much more saturated colour. Once it was dry, I stamped the daisies again - on the red/orange card, I used the distress inks again and then added some black with the smaller daisy stamp. On the blue/green I used just the grey ink and lined the daisies up with their initial impressions. I also sponged the vintage clip with some Mowed Lawn ink to help it match the background better. 

The only thing I found difficult with this challenge was deciding what to do! There are just so many options when it comes to creating your own background.   Join in with the SOS crew: 


And you have until Monday,March 23rd to come play!
xoxo,
Jessi

15 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the soft backgrounds this technique creates!

lauren bergold said...

ok, that is a COOL technique, b/c i have to say that even tho i saw both of these i didn't realize they were THE SAME STAMPS!!! (duh, lauren!) both of these are equally fab and such great illustrations of how differently you can use one set of supplies! YOWZA!

Becca Cruger said...

So much love to spread around - I don't know where to start! That bottom card just popped right out to me. Love the vintage flair and the masked stamped background is absolutely FABULOUS! heart! The top one has a really vibrant background and I think the tiny touch of bling was a superb move.

Barbara Godden said...

Wow love that technique Awesome job on both cards. even though I'm not an orange fan I really love the dragonfly one (I have that stamp too)

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful cards by using the same stamps. The first card has a warm colour and as for the second card, love the idea of two different colours on all corners!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are great backgrounds and you are right, bot so very different. Fab cards!

Carol L said...

The dragonfly card is so dramatic with rich color, and then the softness of the 2nd card looks amazing too! Great technique for creating backgrounds!

Greta said...

How fun to see the same stamps make such different cards! These are both beautiful, Jessi!

Chris D. said...

These cards ROCK! The colors on the first one are soooo intense, and love the dragonfly and bling. The second is just the opposite: very soft and subtle and vintage-y! Awesome cards both!

Annette Allen said...

wow these cards are gorgeous.. awesome designing.

Diane said...

Gorgeous colors and design Jessi.

Hugs Diane

Lindsey said...

I love the intense colours of the dragonfly card! And then the contrast of the softer background that is perfect for the vintage image. Both are so great.

*Vicki* said...

These are BOTH really amazing designs Jessi!! I LOVE your take on the backgrounds for these! YOU ROCK girl! :) HUGS

Chana said...

Both designs are beautifully done! Nice Work!
Chana

Dana said...

Wow! Really two different cards, but both equally beautiful!! Love the two different backgrounds!!