Thursday, December 29, 2016

Layered backgrounds

So, back in September, my mother-in-law and I went to the Stamp N Scrapbook Expo in Massachusetts.  We took a couple of workshop classes with JustRite Stampers and had a lot of fun.  One of the classes we took was on layering background stamps and using a little bit of mixed media mediums.  The backgrounds to both of these cards were created in the class and I just got around to finishing them off this week (my DT obligations are on hold over the holidays so I actually had time to just play).
 For both cards, we started by scribbling some water based markers on some acetate, spritzing it with water and then smooshing and dragging the piece of acetate over a piece of water color paper.  Gorgeous on it's own, I have to say.  For the first card, we stamps a script background, then the circle background in black and then again, sightly offset in gold.  The sentiment is from an exclusive set that we received in the class.  This is definitely outside of my "normal", but I think it's really beautiful.
The second card was made with the same "smooshing" technique.  Then we stamped the script background followed by a crackle background.  More subtle on this one, but beautiful none-the-less.  The stamps are also from the set we received in class.  It's tough to tell in the photo, but the card base is a really metallic copper and it is gorgeous!

Card #1:
Cute Card Thursday #458--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #296--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #262--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Penny's Challenges #309--anyhing goes

Card #2:
Creative Knockouts #174--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #118--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner--anything goes
Time Out #73--"with each new sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning"
Southern Girls #150--Southern Girls
Love To Craft #5--anything goes


Lynn said...

The backgrounds are amazing and I love the inspiring sentiments!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Lin said...

Looks like a great class - I love your results, Heather! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, and Happy New Year!

Irena Stefanova said...

Really nice love the colours and all the techniques you have here. Thank you and good luck in the challenge over at LTCCB!

Jo Ann said...

These cards are so beautiful! Sorry for the late comment. I would like to invite you to link with us again for our first Challenge this year at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement found in 1 John 4:18-19 which tells us, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us." Have a blessed day!


Donna said...

These are absolutely stunning, what fun you and your MIL must of had!