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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Anything Goes Challenge - Homemade Backgrounds

Good morning blogger friends...

I'm back today with my DT post for Anything Goes and this fortnight our challenge is to 
make your own background paper.

Well I had an image of what I was going to create and in the end it was nothing like it!

I started off thinking I was going to make a tag and use an old Acey Deucey image - a bit kind of altered art. It just wasn't turning out to be anything like I imagined and just wasn't right somehow, so it ended up in the bin!

In the end I made a card using Tiddly Inks Alison Witch.


I started again by making the background paper. First I applied Vintage Photo ink directly from the ink pad onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water. Then I dabbed my paper on top and then used a heat gun to set it before applying the Brick Red in the same way. I tried a little Dylusions Teal spray on a separate piece of paper, but it accidentally went on my background too. I quite liked the effect so that's how it's stayed.



Alison Witch has been coloured in my usual Copics.

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11
Hat & Dress : W7, W5, W3,W1, W0, W00
Hair : E18, E15, YR07, E07, YR04, YR000
Red : R59, R29, R46, R22




I finished off my card using some flowers from WOC, a bow with a lovely Rhinestone crystal from The Hobby House and the flourish is garden branch from Marianne Creatables.

I've never made my own background before and I must confess it stressed me out a bit because I'm not familiar with the techniques. It certainly was a challenge but I'm pleased with the results.

Hope you'll join us. I can't wait to see what you make and hopefully learn from some experts!

Remember if you're short of crafting goodies do have a look at Craft Den's website, Lynne has been adding lots more to the site.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with handmade bow
Heart 2 Heart - Creature Feature
No Matter Which - Things with Wings


Happy Crafting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx



15 comments:

Donna Maligno said...

Your Copic coloring is gorgeous! Adorable card with a great accent with the bow. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May challenge!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Janine. The image looks fabulous and I love your colouring.
Congratulations on your new DT spot too.
Lorraine x

xxcalamityxx said...

Janine your background is gorgeous and I love the stamp too, what a beautiful card!! xhugsx Nikki

Astrid said...

This is a great card, thanks for joining in NMWC.
Hugs Astrid

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Janine, your background looks fabulous.
Hugs Wendy xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Janine! what beautiful paper you've made.. I love it! the image is adorable and coloured beautifully! Love the flowers and lush bow… it's a stunning card! :-)
Hope you're having a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

coops said...

oh wow so stunning Janine.fabulous image and design and I love your colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Joanie said...

Hi Janine, this is lovely and your colouring is brilliant! Hugs Joan x

Sharon said...

I love what you have done with the background papers Janine and the colours are gorgeous. Fabulous colouring of the image also.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. Such a fabulous image and coloured so beautifully. I love the background colours and beautiful flowers.
Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
Sue xx

Crafty Kitten said...

Great card, love the window effect and that gorgeous bow. Thanks for joining in with our Seeing Red challenge at OLL this time.
hugs
Dawn xx

Carol said...

A super card and as usual enviable colouring skills!!!! Love how you have made your own background and stepped out of you comfort zone, I had to do this for my DT work for SplodgeAway, but guess what.......I had to do colouring!!! Still it all makes for good learning.
Hugs Carol xx

Heather said...

Ji Janine, I love this Tiddly Winks image, it's one my wish list (among others). You've coloured it beautifully and I love your papers and gorgeous details!!

hugs
Heather xx

Purple Crazy said...

Lovely card Janine, so pretty, thanks for sharing at Ooh-La-La x

JenniferD said...

STUNNING! Love your Amazing Shading Thanks for joining us at NMWC