Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Background Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  We were challenged to use the General Pop-ups die in our creation!  There's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!  The question this month is:

Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!

Here's what I did:

It's a 5"x7" mixed media canvas.  The steps I took to make this canvas:
1. I swiped on some Cobalt Teal and Light Yellow Green DecoArt Acrylic Paint throughout the background.
2. I cut a Circles Background die and then used it as a template and sponged Primary Cyan paint in random spots in the background.  In the below picture, you can see them in the corner.  I also put random swipes of Prussian Blue paint here and there.

3. I covered the whole background with DecoArt Mat Medium.

4. I die cut both of the dies from the Pair of Leaves 1 set with white soft-finish cardstock covered with adhesive.  Then I covered the leaves with Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter.

5. I stamped random sentiments onto a piece of pattern card stock from the Fly & Scrap paper. The sentiments are from the General Sentiments; Plant, Grow & Bloom; Summer Sentiments; and Fashionable Phrases Sets. I edged this panel with a little distress ink in Blueprint Sketch.

6.  I cut a Circles Die from the Fly & Scrap paper.  (It's the pink, blue and yellow circles in the background.)

7.  I stamped, colored and die cut the butterfly from the Bugs & Butterflies Clear Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  I sponged on some mat medium to the butterfly just to "grunge" it up a little.

8. I adhered the circles, leaves, some lace and the sentiment panel to the canvas with mat medium.

9.  I die cut an Entwined Circles with adhesive and applied Faded Denim Silk Microfine Glitter.  I adhered it over the sentiment panel with Mat Medium.

10.  Finally, I edged the entire thing with some Prussian Blue paint and added a few pearls to the Entwined Circles.

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post.  This was a fun one to make!  And thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


1 comment:

  1. Ooh, WOW! That background looks totally COOL Karen! LOVE the colors and the layers... what a beautiful card design! Super creative my friend! Have a Merry Christmas!