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Monday 4 May 2015

CCM 138 Make Your Own Background

Pamellia is hosting at Crafty Cardmakers today and she would like us to make our own background.

138 Own Background

I made my background with some white stamping card and a Moroccan Tile mask, which I sprayed Prima Color Blooms through in Iris and Glistening Waves.  I deliberately let it overspill instead of masking off the edges so that I would have an artificial mat to save me trying to colour match it. By the way, I discovered that Prima Color Bloom is awfully sticky when it lands on your table, lamp and long distance glasses!!!! *Makes mental note, must protect my work surface more thoroughly in future*

My lovely image is from the Polkadoodles Eden CD. It’s one of the fabulous pre-coloured images, which I was very grateful for as I am having severe back issues and I was in a lot of pain so didn’t want to sit colouring. I printed her and then edged her with the opposite colours to the background so that it would stand out a little better. Both the edge of the background and the image were then glittered with glamour dust. I love glamour dust because it’s intensely sparkly but it allows the colours beneath to shine through.

The gorgeous diecut above the image is from Sue Wilson’s Configurations Dies, and the flower is a Bosskut die, which I cut from some oversprayed card that I trimmed off and then glittered. The pearl and gem centre was in my stash, as was the birthday sentiment.

I am entering this into:-

Aud Sentiments – #130 Things With Wings + Sentiment
Come and Get It – Female Project
Craft For the Craic – May: Things With Wings
Crafty Calendar – May: Things With Wings
Cute Card Thursday – #371 Use A Sentiment
Doodle Pantry – Ants In my Pantry Digital Challenge #5 Anything Digital
Ike’s World Challenge – #36 No Patterned Papers
Kitty Bee Designs – #46 Girly Cards
Mema’s Crafts – May: Anything Goes
Outlawz Color ChallengeTwist Add something with Wings
Simply Create Too – #84 Pretty Woman
Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge – #78 No Patterned Paper



  1. Absolutely stunning Lin! Wow, I'm swooning! Your colours are just dreamy and your stencil background is soft and beautiful, a perfect backdrop for your glittery fairy! Wonderful!! hugs :)

  2. Really beautiful work, this certainly has a magical feel to it Thank you for playing along with us at IWC x

  3. That is gorgeous - I love the soft hues of the colours. Such a pretty card. :-)
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES

    IKE x

  4. Stunning, Lin, and I love the glitter and sparkle! Thank you so much for playing in our "Things with Wings" challenge this fortnight. Good luck in the draw and I hope you'll play again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Beautiful Card! I love the colors you chose. Thank you for participating in the challenge at Mema's Crafts.

  6. Wow Lin this is stunning! I love that image and your fab background.

    Hugs, Bec x

  7. Beautiful image and your background is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC #5!

  8. Wow! Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

  9. Stunning image and I love the way you have put the card together. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

  10. Beautiful soft card, love the image. Thanks for sharing with Mema's Crafts!

  11. A stunning card. Your image is gorgeous and the glamour dust looks fabulous an her wings. The stenciled background is lovely and the way you have blended the purple out into the blue is seamless. Sally.x.

  12. Beautiful! I love the soft colors!
    Thanks for playing along in AIMPDC5!!

  13. Gorgeous background and lovely image! I love your color choices too! I'm so happy you joined us for the Doodle Pantry AIMPDC! I hope you will join us again soon.

  14. wow! my favourite Polka Doodles and Eden collection! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us on Craft for the Craig. Henryka DT.


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