Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Playing with Backgrounds

This card was made for a swap that required a brayered background. The main image is a brayered resist. I stamped first with versamark using stamps by Hero Arts then brayer in the background colour and the Versamark resists the inks. I used an Adirondack Rainbow inkpad (Wild Flower) for the background.

The matting layer is also a fun background technique - I used Cut and Dry foam to blend Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Dusty Concorde and Vintage Photo) onto some white card in a random way then spritzed this with water. Next I used a fairly wet sponge to dab on gold mica poweder from the Luminarte Polished Pigments range and then spritzed this again - this makes the Distress inks move some more and they carry the mica with them giving a lovely diffused look.

The card base is cream card which I have stamped with the same stamps as used for the main image using the Wild Flowers Adirondack Rainbow pad.

18 comments:

  1. Ooooh, This is gorgeous! I love the colour combination and will have to try that background technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love both these backgrounds Phree. Do you think perhaps Ranger used the same colours that you used for your matting layer on their Wild Flower rainbow pad? They are almost a perfect match!

    The way you have stamped it is beautiful too.

    Lesley Xx

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  3. Stunningly beautiful Phree, such beautiful colours. You have created a masterpiece here, I love it!

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  4. This is stunning Phree. I love the resist and your background is amazing. I must have a go at that.

    Lisax

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  5. Beautiful card Phree. You are so talented.Love the colours

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  6. Stunning card Phree. I love all the techniques you've used, the layers go together really well. The colour is gorgeous too. I'll have to add that ink pad to my wish list, along with a brayer.

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  7. GORGEOUS

    Love the mica background too!!

    Have a great weekend:)

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  8. Phree this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love your art!! Geri

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  9. Love the background and the colours you used. Stunning! Anesha

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  10. Only just seen this as I've not been online much in the last few weeks.
    I really like all the different effects and layers. The colour scheme is great too.
    Beryl xx

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  11. Very beautiful & stylish piece.

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    Lin

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  13. Hi

    Just seeing how you were doing - trust all is well?

    Been on hols last 2 weeks and was catching up on me Sistahs

    TC

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  14. Thanks Phree - you know what for x

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  15. How adorable is this and what a fantastic set of clour schemes you have in all of your cards. Love them lots. I particularly like the silhouettes.
    Hugs
    Yvonne

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  16. Love the blues and bronzes, very inspiring.

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  17. This is really lovely, you've inspired me to have a go with a flower stamp plate I have

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