Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Acrylic block background

I've seen a few examples lately of making a background by inking up an acrylic block, so I thought I'd try this, using broken china and story sky distress inks. This is for Paperminutes 228: acrylic block stamped background, also for Wags n whiskers 84: try a new technique.

I then stamped the Penny Black sparklers using stormy sky ink.

I've used the sketch given for Sweet sketch Wednesday 164:

and colours were inspired by the picture given for Freshly brewed 106:

I've used papers from my patterned papers scrap box, so this is another opportunity to play at  Pixie's crafty snippets 31  (although, with this rain, I don't fancy sitting on the swings) and also Squiggle stamps 'stash attack'.

This is also for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
LiaStampz 22: birthday
Stampavie and more 173: birthday
Kaboodle 130: birthday or any special day
Fashionista 5: baby or birthday
Paper pretties Wednesday 216: birthday cards
Crafts4eternity R82: brilliant birthdays
Hooked on craft 23: let's celebrate
Scrappy frogs: red, white and blue
Raise the bar 108: red, white and blue
I brake for challenges: I brake for the red, white and blue
Unique crafters 5: patriotic - red, white, blue
Whoopsi Daisy: lots of layers
Sentimental Sundays 113: paint/inks
Nightshift stamping: no black lines
The stamping boutique 44: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 21: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Bearly mine 46: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 17: free for all
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 79: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Fashionable stamping 27: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me 94: anything goes
The stamp man: anything goes/celebrations
Make it Monday 100


  1. Very, very pretty! Love that image and the colors you used! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  2. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge. HUgs, Marion

  3. Beautiful card Hazel... love those papers really pretty card... Hugs May x x x

  4. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the inking and colour combo. thanks for playing along this month over at Fashionista and good luck. Carolxx

  5. Great card Hazel, I love your fab stamp.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  6. Hi Hazel, a fabulous card, love the background and the stamped

  7. Such a beautiful birthday card! I love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us this week!
    Erika SSW DT

  8. This is a lovely birthday card and a great job with this weeks sketch! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  9. Love the colors, Hazel!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  10. I've never tried that technique..acrylic stamping, I love the look! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch! ~sharla :)

  11. Delightful, Hazel! Love those dandelions and your gingham checks are perfect for that red and black combo. How wonderful that you chose to play along in our Anything Goes challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  12. Ooops, forgot to remind you that we had a rule change for our Anything Goes challenges from now on -- only 2 entries per person, please. We're trying to keep it as fair as possible for everyone to have a chance to win. Thanks. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  13. Hi Hazel this is gorgeous I really love the colours and design the image is truly wonderful, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
    Lorraine x

  14. Really pretty card Hazel - love the background and the stamp is lovely - plus those snippets of course!

    I deleted the rogue link - no worries, thanks for letting me know.

    Di xx

  15. Hazel,
    What a pretty card, love the color and you beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  16. What a gorgeous image Hazel. I love the fun color scheme. thanks for sharing your card with us.
    nancy SSW-DT

  17. Love the layout and the background for the pretty image .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  18.   Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  19. love the sweet red white and blue colors. Fun image too. Have a sweet day!!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

  20. Wow this is a terrific technique, I just love the look of it on your card. Beautifully done Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  21. Snap! I've just posted on my experiments with the water-colours and stamping block technique and now it seems to be popping up on a lot of blogs :) Love your topper, and the card is lovely. Elizabeth x

  22. Love the red white and blue theme. This is so soft and pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Unique Crafters.

  23. Wow your card looks really fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at NSS.
    Many greetings

  24. Ooh didn't your acrylic block back ground work well wonderful result. Overall a very successful card! Thank you for making and sharing with us at The Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

  25. Hazel,
    I love the way your acrylic stamp block turned out ...really lovely! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge.

  26. Hazel,
    Once again, lovely creation! Thanking you for plying with us at Lia Stampz for our birthday celebration too!

  27. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog! Beautiful card!

  28. Fabulous card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  29. That is a fab technique and not one I have seen before will have to try it out. Hugs, Amanda x

  30. Love the Patriotic Color Scheme. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sundays.

  31. Love those dandelions! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creatioins.

  32. Thanks so much for joining me on Amusing Challenges this week! I hope you'll join us again!

  33. Hazel - this is fabulous I just love everything about it. The gingham and the blue's are just wonderful together.
    Thanks for joining us again at C4E this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  34. Gorgeous card Hazel - love the image and inky background.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampavie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  35. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  36. A very stylish birthday card!
    Thanks for joining us at the fashionista challenge this month and good luck.
    Gr. Samantha

  37. Hi
    It creates a lovely, subtle texture, what a great idea.
    Thank you for joining us with your stylish card at FSC.

  38. Another lovely creation using your stash for the squiggles challenge!!!

  39. Once again, I like what you did with this PB stamp. Your rainy background is so cool. Great technique here. TFS


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