Thursday, 3 May 2012

Create your own background papers

This week's bloggers challenge is to create your own background papers, so I've had a nice inky time.

I made my own spray of shabby shutters DI, a touch of broken china DI, perfect pearls neutral colour and water misting it on to white card. I sprayed well over the edges of the card and also blotted with another piece of card that then mopped up the rest of the stray ink on my craft mat. I finished up being able to make three cards with these backgrounds and still have own or two bits left over.

So here is the first card.I stamped down the side with a lovely Magenta stamp, colouring with copics directly on to the sprayed background - I love the way there are some snails hiding. Just the addition of the sentiment panel and the card was complete. There is more of a shimmer to the spray than you can see here.

This is also for:

Our daily bread 106: no designer paper
Stampin' sisters in Christ 137: use green thumbs
Cutie pie 17: monochromatic
Divas by design 33: monochromatic
Stampavie and more 167: monochrome
Craft us crazy 26: inspire us - favourite stamp company - I just love Magenta wood mounted stamps -  I have quite a few of them and love them all
S J Crafts 4: favourites (Magenta - favourite stamp company)
Simon says: birthday
Stamp, scrap & doodle: birthday
Penny's 78: happy birthday
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Amusing challenges (Stamped blessings): anything goes
Lollipop crafts 78: anything goes
Paper playtime 73: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
Emerald faerie garden 23: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Make it Monday 87
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17


  1. These cards are all fabby Hazel, Was checking them out on FB. Thanks for playing on Papertake Weekly this week, Hazelxox

  2. Wow!! I love the colors and all the details!! So pretty!Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

  3. Lovely BD card - as are all your other entries made with the Spritz! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  4. I love this card - so clean and simple! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  5. fab love the idea of creating a backing like that simple yet very effective, thanks for joining us this week as SSDS... Kaz

  6. Wow, Hazel that paper looks fantastic! I love the effect you created. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

  7. Fab!

    Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges.

    Susan x

  8. I love the paper you have created it is amazing and the card has turned out great. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs (EFG) xoxo Good Luck

  9. WOW! the best part about making your own paper is how unique it all turns out. I love this and the image you've used fits it perfectly. thank you for joining us Hazel at EFG xx

  10. super card Hazel
    thanks for joining us at Diva's this time

  11. Wow this is stunning, love the background and fab style. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Fairies this week and good luck xx

  12. Love this. Great design. Thanks for joining us at the cuticle pies. Xx

  13. Love how you made your own background paper - lovely colors. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us for our Anything Goes challenge at Aud Sentiments!

  14. Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Diva's

  15. Wonderful, gorgeous card, love the background you made.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  16. Great background
    Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie

  17. WOW!! That looks AWESOME!! How very, very creative!! :)

    Thanks for linking up at Paper Playtime!! :)

    Amy :) at


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