Fab 'n' Funky ~ Create A Background

Hey there lovelies, it's time for a new challenge over on the Fab 'n' Funky blog and our lovely hostess Troppostella has chosen the theme, 'Create your own Background'. You may use a background stamp or create one with inks or other paper techniques. Whatever tickles your fancy!

We are being sponsored by the fabulous Little Miss Muffet Stamps for this challenge and the DT were given some lovely background stamps to work with. I chose to use the very sweet 'Dream Dangle', which I remembered I had the perfect Unity Stamps sentiment to pair with it.

I got inky with my Distress and Oxide Inks to create the inky wash background and then added a layer of Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Chalk to give the card a lovely sheen. This doesn't show well in some of the pics sadly, but when the light catches it, it's really pretty. I masked off the sentiment as I didn't want any large droplets to obscure the lettering, but it came out as such a fine mist, it just went on as an all over sheen, rather than the larger droplets I had intended, so pretty though, so I wasn't unhappy.

I did want to add some white paint splatters, but couldn't find my gesso! So I left it at just the Glimmer Mist. I did add some Stickles to the stars and some Glossy Accents to the hearts after I inked them with a couple of purple Promarker colours. Finally I added a yellow grosgrain ribbon and some purple scatter stars, as I felt it just needed something to tie it all together. I had intended not to add those last two embellishments, but to be honest, they made all the difference and really elevated the look of the card, so I'm so pleased I kept playing.

Do stop into the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog to check out what my amazingly talented teamies have been up to. It's so fun to see how different our creations can be with the same stamps! We look forward to seeing what inspires you too. I'm off to have some couch time with hubby, we've discovered a great new series, called Crossing Lines and I'm hooked! So I'll catch ya'll later for some more fun crafty adventures. Enjoy your week. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: May Card Challenge


Wendy said…
Gorgeous colours and design, perfect sentiment, love your fab background.
Wendy xx
Aunty Sue said…
Just love love love this
Chris said…
The background is beautiful, the background digi and sentiment are a perfect match, love all that fabulous shimmer! Gorgeous card Wends.
Cara said…
Beautiful card, love the inky background. Cara x
Fikreta said…
Beautiful card
aussie aNNie said…
AWESOME background, right up my ally...love this card.xx ♥[aNNie]
Juls said…
Love the doodle effects on this xx
Oh Wends this is gorgeous - love your colour choices and the shimmer (when I glimpsed it). That sentiment is perfect with the background.
It's good to be back in blogland again and visiting.
This is so pretty and I love that hint of shimmer.
Pat said…
This is gorgeous Wends, love the way you have used the image and the great sentiment is just the finishing touch.

Pat xx
Alison said…
This is just gorgeous, Wends. I love that Dream Dangle and the sentiment is perfect with it - and the inky colours and shimmer look fantastic.
Alison x

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