I hope those of you who have a day off for this bank holiday Monday here in the UK are having a lovely day even if the weather is being a bit of a miserable so and so. I'm not going out today so don't mind much what it does. It actually feels like a Sunday to me and I will be confused as to what day it is for the rest of the week, lol!
Anyway, I'm sharing the first of two cards I've made over the past couple of days using more of those found old backgrounds (second one to follow later today). I haven't decided yet if it's going to a crafting friend later this month or into my stash ...for one of those birthdays I forget till the last minute, lol! I'm also entering it into some challenges I have realised it fits (I think).
For once I had written on the back of this piece of shiny (not glossy) coated card exactly how I made the background and it was a really simple one. I used a piece of synthetic bath sponge, the kind with biggish holes in, to stipple a couple of shades of Adirondack Ink all over. Very simple but very effective I think. I used stamps designed by Kay Carley for PaperArtsy and a mix of Black and Watering Can Archival Inks.
I painted the images with Amsterdam Inks which I bought from the PaperArtsy stand at Ally Pally last month....they work beautifully on the coated cardstock and I definitely need more colours! I then added tiny touches of UniPaint white pen which dried to a shiny enamel like finish and lots of tiny touches of pretty Stickles.
I'm entering this into the following challenges
Enjoy your day everyone. I'll be back later.
this is a beautiful card, Lesley!! the sponged background is gorgeous.
Sunny here but windy - great card - have you finished tidying and sorting your craftroom now?
Lucky that you had written on the back Lesley. Its a beautiful card! Your found stash has certainly increased your output! xx
Lovely, lovely, lovely. The soft sponging is so effective, and I love how the pretty pink pops. Gorgeous grasses too!
It's a gorgeous card Lesley. I love the way the flowers pop against that fabulous background!!
What a beautiful card! I love these stamps too! Beautiful background for your beautiful flowers! Great design! Thank you for joining the May challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!
Gorgeous card, Lesley, the background looks great.
Your background is gorgeous and sets off your flowers beautifully. This is perfect for our flower power challenge over at Country View Challenges. Thanks so much for joining in with fun. Jane DT x
It's soooooo beautiful! I adore the pop of pink against your awesome neutral background - a stunning combination. Hugs, Autumn
Beautiful ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges this month !
Simply beautiful! Thank you for joining us at MMW challenge!
Your card definitely fits our Flower Power challenge at Country View! Brilliant background with the mottled effect. One to try... Love the vibrant colours of the new inks too.
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