Monday, 8 April 2013

make a background

I finished this card yesterday, and struck lucky today with the new
  Make my Monday challenge, which is to create a background. This is something that is quite addictive, and I often take longer making the background than the rest of the card - meanwhile  a pile of dsp paper remains relatively untouched..........
All the stamps used here are from Stampin up, and the card was originally created as a sample for a craft day with a local WI.
Background started out as white card, and I used almost all of the stamps from the Gently falling set of leafy stamps to create it. the stamps were all inked with marker pens so that I could have 2 or 2 colours on the one stamp easily and randomly stamped over the sheet. I used all the green markers I had, also 2 blues and a coral - the intention was to create an autumn background, but it came out more summery..................
The main image is the big swallowtail butterfly, just stamped with versamark and embossed with black EP


  1. Oh I know - all the patterned paper just sits & waits & collects.......... I love your greens in this & the whole layered effect with the boldness of the butterfly embossed over it.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. A wonderful card. I love green too.

    Have a nice week

  3. That really was good timing wasn't it - I don't have anything I've not already posted with a made background so I'm off to get inky.

  4. So many crafters are alike. I have loads of patterned papers and prefer making my own backgrounds, I still keep buying the papers. Back to business - A stunning background, it is beautiful, a perfect setting for your gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

  5. Beautiful gentle background. Lovely swallowtail butterfly.

    Janet xx

  6. This card is beautiful Vronnie and I love the Butterfly.

  7. A lovely backgound and a beautiful card,
    Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week,
    Rosie x

  8. A gorgeous card, just love your background and your butterfly. Hugs x ChrisB

  9. I love your pretty background and the butterfly looks simply stunning on it.
    Jean x

  10. Great background Val which complements the gorgeous butterfly.
    thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi b x

  11. Absolutely gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with my DIY background challenge at MMM.
    Fliss x


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