Sunday, April 14, 2013

SweetStamps: Monthly Technique Challenge

Hello again-
Hope your Tuesday morning is off to a great start.
Today at SweetStamps, it's time for our monthly challenge.

This months challenge is:
Create your own background paper

I thought this would be a cake walk of a challenge for me, but when I sat down, my mind went completely blank.  I have no idea of what happened and why, but I just didn't like what I was coming up with.
So I started looking for color challenges and figured that would get me going in the right direction.
So I found a color combo that I agreed to stick with and here is what I created. 

Now I LOVE different as it for me.  I am really pleased with the way it came out. 
I used Braided Flower Border stamp for my background and stamped with three different colors of Memento ink.  I used the Cheery Lynn Design French Flair for the base of my center.  I then cut two set of Sentiment Frames, in white cardstock and placed them on top of one another and in a cross position. 
The flower is created with Sweet Williams. The tips of the flowers were rubbed with distress ink, spritzed, dried then layered.  
This is a side of view of the card.

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Next week's challenge #113 is:
A Rainbow of Colors
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1 comment :

  1. This is such a pretty card! I love your background stamping, and the flower. Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe!