Friday, April 27, 2012

Beauty

To be honest, I had no idea which way this card was going to go when I started. This week's Bloggers Challenge is to make your own background paper. Anyone who knows me know that I love creating backgrounds. Then I decided that since Lisa and Gerri enabled me to purchase a Gelli plate, I would use mine to make the background. I started out with sky blue acrylic paint, some bubble wrap, some foam stamps, and a comb and created the first part of the background. When that was dry I went over the panel with mustard seed distress stain. Since acrylic paint is a resist for distress, I went over the panel with a damp rag and removed the stain from the painted parts. That left that lovely yellow wherever the paint had been removed.
The image is from the Octopode Factory. Her dress was paper pieced. The sentiment is a quote I found on the computer. My word was cut using a Quikutz alphabet. The flowers are a Spellbinders die cut.
My card meets several challenges this week. Ink on my Fingers Sunday challenge wants to see summer colors. (sky blue, red, yellow)  Simon Says Stamp and Show a word. (Beauty) Tuesday Throwdown challenged us to use some sparkle. (Flowers and letters are cut from glitter paper.) Three Muses wants to see words in art. The Octopode Factory challenge theme is fashion.

16 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow Barbara, this is amazing, love that background you created... heard about the Gelli thingys but not played with one... you have made a fab job of it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

LilyPinkScraps said...

Fantastic background and love the paper piecing on her dress - very cool :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the BG you created with the Gelli plate - fab card!

indybev said...

I love your cazd AND its message. Thank you for sharing your journey of creation with us!

Lizbethem said...

This i s great, Barbara!

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous background and card! So well done. Best wishes, Yvonne

Lori said...

Fabulous background! Love the colors.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- fab background....! That Gelli looks like alot of fun! The sentiment you used- love it!

anna christensen crafts said...

This is very cool! I love the Octopode Factory image and your background is gorgeous. I like the flowers that you have adde, they look great.I must investigate 'gelli' xx

Shar said...

Brilliant!

NanaConnie said...

How cute, Barbara! Love that image. So happy to have you join us in our "Sparkle" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week -- you know we love regulars! :-D
NanaConnie DT

Rita said...

Fabulous card. Love the dress. Hugs Rita xx

Terry said...

Hiya Barbara thank you for sharing your fabby card with the DT from SSS and S, love your background Hugs Terry xxx

Ida said...

Your background turned out great. What a fun and unique card.

Basement Stamper said...

Love those gelli plate backgrounds and your image is darling. That Lisa & Gerrie are both enablers!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Very cute...love the quote.