Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
We have some beautiful backgrounds entered for this weeks Challenge, so I will jump straight into them....
Now I'm guessing that our Lynda liked this challenge, what do you reckon?? An amazing 7 cards is proof of that, a lot of different backgrounds to, those last two with the Pixie Powders are my favourites, such bright, beautiful colours in both the background and the Butterflies and Dragonflies.
No.1 Silver Polished Silk
No.2 Cosmic shimmer paints with cling film put over top to give texture.
No.3 'Sloppy' Shaving Foam Technique
No.4 Cosmic shimmer paints putting bubble wrap over & pushing onto it.
No.5 Cosmic Shimmer paints with Bubble Wrap
No.6 & 7 Both Pixie Powder Backgrounds.
Lynda, what can I say? thank you so, so much for making so many amazing cards for our Challenge this week I am so grateful. xxx
Janet has designed two fantastic 'Man' cards for our 'Background Challenge' this week.
Both of these cards were created by Janet using the Sheena Douglass 'Remember When' stencils.
I love both of your designs Janet, stencils are not something I would think of using but create perfect backgrounds, especially for men.
Thank you so much my lovely, I imagine you have had a million other things on your mind this week with all the decorating and home improvements you have going on, I hope the stair carpet got laid ok yesterday and you can tick another job off the list! xxx
Karen has also blown me away this week with an incredible 5 challenge cards, all so different too...
Karen's first card is a 'Make & Take' she did at Stamperama last weekend, I think it's so unusual and I love it'
The second card is Karen's version of the same card using Distress Oxides instead of their paints, the die is from a company called Gummiapan.
Karen's third card is a wedding card that she made for her Ex boss, here is the description:
The background is from JL’s sandwich box die set cut on some gorgeous silver pearl 120gsm paper from A Crafty Place last Sunday It prints and cuts like a dreamMakes beautiful inserts too"
Karen's 5th card is one that Karen has made for her Dad, this card has an embossed background, I willadd Karen's Description below.....
Here’s a card I made for my dad It’s the dry embossed background I was sending but it does look a little lost against the “splatter” pattern which is Serif. Even though I say it myself the scarf looks pretty good in the photo heehee!
Thank you so much Karen, 5 cards is an amazing acheivement given that you, like Michele work all week. I am so grateful to you xxx
Val has used a really pretty mask to create the background for that gorgeous Bunny & Chick image, I love how the pattern goes to the simple check as it gets close to the central focal point.
Val I know you are slowly getting your 'mojo' back so I am so grateful to you to making yourself sit and make a challenge card. I hope that as each week passes you start to feel better as your body gets used to your medication. Sending hugs xxx
Michele has also made four challenge cards, all using different techniques for the background....
No.1 My challenge card!!! Used the free gift from Simply Cards & Papercraft plus the Linen texture Embossing Folder to create my background.
No.2Another challenge card from me-I used Creative Expressions Cosmic Pearls to make the scribble background (white /purple/black) then but it into strips. Added a swirly Christmas tree plus star gems & a sentiment.
No.3 Drizzled Cosmic Pearls for this Background and a Lisa Horton Die, such a cute dog
No.4 Using same die but with a Embossed Background.
Thank you so much Michele for making 4 fantastic cards, I am grateful as you work full time too so it's harder for you find time to craft. xxxx
Maria had fun getting messy for this weeks challenge cards, I have included the photo's of the backgrounds that Maria made for using at a later date too, you have some amazing colours and patterns there Maria, I think I might have a play with this method.
Here is Maria's Description…..
I had fun getting real messy with the shaving foam but as I didn't
have any wet ink to use I just put what I had and it didn't go so well
but I still used one background for "under the sea".
Another thing I did was using some of my smaller EF's and then play
with stroking over some TimH inks and oxide's. Only made one card
with it so far but took some photos of the others to use at a later date
Thank you so much Maria, I am so pleased that the challenge got you trying something new for your cardmaking, some amazing results there, your cards are amazing too. xxx
The lovely Nicki has made a Challenge card for us this week, its a stunning Eclipse card, you have to look for the 40 (top right) but thats down to the angle of the photograph.
Here is the description:
Here’s a cc from young Nicki I have her permission for you to display it - she’s busy packing for a holiday at mo
It’s a stamped background using layered stamps and is an eclipse card - See the 40? which she has covered with glossy accents- still drying when she sent it to me
Thank you so much Nicki for taking part in our challenge, I have missed seeing your cards. This one is gorgeous xxx
Ladies a heartfelt thank you to all of you for a fabulous display of art, you are so inspirational, look at the variety of techniques we have all used. Mind you i would hate to hazard a guess at the value of Craft stash we have between us, I am fairly confident we could fill our own shop and run workshops without having to buy anything new!! Let's not think about that too much. Especially as I am popping to Margaret's later to collect some stampin up goodies that she ordered for me!!! Ssshhhh!!
Have a lovely Sunday ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you