25.4.08

Arty girls challenge


The challenge on the Arty girls blog this week is handmade backgrounds. I do love making my own backgrounds and this card was no exception. I made this for a forum challenge a month or so ago but never got around to posting it on my blog.
The piece behind the photo was done with chalk ink pads and a piece of clingfilm, I scrunched up the clingfilm, dabbed all over it with the ink then carefully unscrewed it and lay it down on the piece of card and patted it to transfer the ink, I do like the random effect I achieved in doing this. The main background was done by sponging and stamping in the same tonal chalk inks.

18 comments:

JACKIE M said...

Its beautiful Deb,the background turned out great and I love the little girl image.

Femmy said...

love it!!! great image!!!

Paula said...

Gorgeous background, I've never tried chalk inks on cling film, its works very well. Fabulous image.
Thanks for playing along with my challenge.

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous Deb! (sorry not feeling very verbal today LOL)

Karin said...

Gorgeous BG Deb love the cute little girl too. :o)

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is so awesome. Lovely card.

joanne wardle said...

it really is a fabulous effect, and a gorgeous card.

Penny said...

Beautiful soft card! You are so clever with making fab backgrounds!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous background and such a pretty image

Em's Blog said...

Love the background Deb, it's so soft and pretty.. gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Its no wonder you like doing them Deb - they always turn out fabulous - I love the crackle effect on this - its like old china - fabulous piece.

Marilyn Rock said...

This image is precious. Love the background!

Kaz said...

this is gorgeous Deb, love the subtle colouring, fab technique. and the image is perfect. beautiful card. :)

Lana said...

So delicate and feminine - beautiful work Deb!

http://www.freewebs.com/bean-sidhe/blog.htm said...

Very effective technique and lovely soft effect.

LazyKay
xxxxxxx

dutchstamptramp said...

Just love it deb! What gorgeous colours and composition

crissi said...

Gorgeous card fab background and sweet image
Thanks for joining in with the Arty girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Rein said...

Lovely card.