Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Make your own Background Paper

I can't resist a technique challenge. Over at Quirky Crafts Challenges this week the challenge is to create your own background papers, no designer papers are allowed. Yippee, another opportunity to get in a mess. I started with a plain piece of white card. Blended in several TH Distress Inks, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Broken China, I then sprayed some water over the card, left a few seconds then dabbed off to create the splattered bleached effect. I sprayed a fine mist of Glitz Spray which sadly doesn't show on the picture. using Memento I stamped twice with a Penny Black stamp - Garden Poems. Coloured it in using the same Distress Inks as a watercolour paint. Added a Sheena Douglass greeting stamp, completed with a nice white ribbon with a silver edge. 


  1. This is gorgeous Caz, love your colours and the stamp is beautiful.
    Christine xx

  2. Love the soft background Caz...a gorgeous technique!
    Dot x

  3. Gorgeous background there, I love getting inky too.
    Rosie x

  4. Hi Caz. Gorgeous DP that you've created. Love the colors. Loll xx

  5. A beautiful card Caz. Your background is lovely and the stamps are fab.
    Beryl xx

  6. This is gorgeous Caz, I love the choice of colours and the composition. Thank you so much for joining in with our Quirky Crafts challenge this week.

  7. Great card,love your inky background