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Friday, April 27, 2012

Creme de la Creme

Happy Friday, everyone!  There's a new challenge over at Bloggers Challenge.  This week, Lisa is asking us to include background paper that we make ourselves.  This is one of my weakest skills so I really appreciated the chance to work on this needed talent.  I began with a piece of white card stock and smooshed Distress Inks, one at a time onto my craft mat, sprayed each with water and then sopped up the ink mixture with the card stock.  Colors used:  Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint.  Artistic Outpost stamps from the French Flight plate were stamped over top with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  The focal images, from the same stamp plate, were stamped with Black StazOn Ink on more white card stock and each was distressed with Old Page Distress Ink and mounted to the background paper, which was matted to green card stock and mounted to a card base.  Finishing elements include a chipboard Fleur de Lis distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink, vintage seam binding, and an Ideology Light Bulb tied with a snippet of Burlap String from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

11 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Yvonne, love your background and your collage of images and burlap work so well together. Tracy x

Lori said...

Great background! Love the mix of images and elements.

anna christensen crafts said...

Hi Yvonne, I really like your background paper, the colours complement each other perfectly and your stamped images are gorgeous. I love the lightbulb too! Have a great weekend xx

Meggymay said...

The background is fantastic, love the vintagelook of your card, its great.
Yvonne x

Annie said...

Hi Yvonne fab creation as always. Love your background and stamped images. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs Annie :)

My name is Erika. said...

I think it came out lovely. And your chipboard fleur de lis looks like an old brass element. I love it all.

My name is Erika. said...

I think it came out lovely. And your chipboard fleur de lis looks like an old brass element. I love it all.

lynne said...

Hi Yvonne
Your background is wonderful
Such a great card.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous card with wonderful images.

Basement Stamper said...

I think you did a fabulous job on your background paper and love the vintage look of your card. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Your mix of colors made for a wonderful Background! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!