Good Sunday Morning,
It's our favourite day of the week again, I absolutely love seeing your cards each week, especially when you have tried something new as part of the challenge as it gives me a real buzz to think that I may have inspired you to step outside of your comfort zone a little bit.
So without further delay....…….
Brenda used a HoneyDoo Stencil to create her Patterned Background, such a lovely colour combination, it looks very 'Spring' !
Brenda added a piece of ribbon, some pretty little flowers and a sentiment to finish her card, I think that when you have created such a lovely background you need to let it be seen!
Thank you so much Brenda for another lovely challenge card. XXX
Three fantastic, inspirational cards from Janet for our 'Background Pattern' Challenge this week, something for everyone with these cards too. You are so creative Janet, you are so amazing at switching styles and mixing techniques and materials, which makes your cards such works of art.
Thanks so much Janet for three inspiring challenge cards XXX
Karen has used a couple of different methods to create her Pattern Built Backgrounds, the first being the Sue Wilson Striplet dies, I will say that I bet most of us have got at least one of these dies that we no longer use, so it's great to have a bit of inspiration to get it out and blow the dust off!
I love the stencil card too, I love the clear crisp definition between the masked area and the coloured, such an effective background Karen.
Card 1: I used an old Striplet die called called Quilted Blocks but rather than cut them side by side I did them at right angles and again for a third time creating like a “T” shape so that you don’t get the same pattern next to each other and then added a SW Daisy
Card 2: I used a Honey Doo stencil with Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry DO
Two amazing cards Karen, thank you so much for taking part and inspiring us all XXX
Wow, what a majestic butterfly Lilian !! Such a stunning card, I enlarged the picture on my laptop so that I could get a closer look at your beautiful butterfly, I just love the combination of colours that you have used!
Lilian got her Brusho's out to create the background for this card, I absolutely love the effect that you have achieved.
It must be lovely to have your craft room back, it's lovely to have your cards to share thats for sure.
Thank you so much my lovely for taking part XXX
It works brilliantly and is so 'Eco-friendly', well done Maria!
On the Hello I used a Kiwi bag as patterned as I couldn't find the
stencil /mask I needed
Best wishes is made with TH's coloured background cut into strips
after pressed a water damp small circular stamp all over.
Thank you so much Maria for two amazing Challenge Cards XXX
Michele has shared 4 great background ideas, all so different too, it's fun to see the Cosmic Shimmer PVA background, I have loads of that stuff in all colours but never think to get it out!! Hands up how many of you are the same??!
Here is Michele's Description......
1: Owl card is the swirled Cosmic shimmer PVA background.
2 : Hello card is glitter flakes for the background.
3 :Booze card is another inked Embossing Folder (all occasions I think) plus coloured stamped images. 4 : Birthday Card is an ink throughout stencil & an eBay Die from china. Some great ideas for backgrounds there Michele, thanks for the inspiration and for taking part in the challenge XXX
Thank you all so much ladies, such an amazing display of cards again this week. It just shows how amazingly talented you all are, I know that I say it every week but I am so very grateful that you all make time each week to sit and make cards for the challenges I set. If you have any ideas for upcoming challenges I would be grateful for some inspiration. I hope that you all enjoy the whats left of the weekend, Love and hugs to all, Sandra xxxxxxx