Thursday, April 24, 2008

Arty girlz- handmade backgrounds



The theme on the Arty girlz challenge blog this week has been chosen by Paula She has chosen the theme Handmade backgrounds. Which I think is a great theme. I love my patterned papers, but often it's nice to start with a piece of white card, and do it all yourself.

which is what I did here. I started with white card and stamped the sheet music in black. I then coloured the whole card with tea dye distress ink. I then roughly gessoed areas using a credit card. I painted pearlescesnt paint onto the sequin waste stamp and stamped this over the background. I painted the same paint round the edges an rubbed it in with my fingers. I filled in other areas with a lighter shade of paint. I stamped Joyce onto white card and cut her out (minus her wings) I stamped her again onto tracing paper and cut out her wings (and part of her body) to attach to her. I painted the wings with the pearlescent paint which when dry gives the tracing paper a feel off old parchment. I did some more tracing paper like this to add to the background, and curled it to make it look even more like old parchment.

I stamped the gothic fencing accross the bottom of my background, and the wish word to the background. I mounted this 4x4 onto shiny copper card, stamped the leavy swirl across the corner, and embossed with copper.

I added some beads and a brad to finish.

I have tried to achvieve quite a masculine feel to this piece as I plan to use it on a card for my husband's birthday.

all stamps are by Inka

15 comments:

  1. Wow totally awesome. So great work.

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  2. trop trop belle carte,
    wonderful. Bises Chatdoro
    http://chatdoro.canalblog.com/

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  3. wow stunning work love all the different element.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

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  4. Beautiful ,love the colours and different textures great Mixed media monday too!

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  5. Very beautiful Joanne.I lvoe the colour though I would never have guessed it was the tea dye as it varies in shade depending which type of card I use.
    Gorgeous beads & I love all the stamps.
    Thank you for playing along the support is appreciated.

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  6. fantastic!! great background and I love the image!!

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  7. This is fantastic Joanne, such a feeling of depth and texture.

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  8. I will try to comment, again, Joanne....this Arty Girlz background challenge card is beautiful. Love the way you have placed background paper over part of the gothic fencing...looks wonderful. Hugs, Gayle.

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  9. very beautiful !!
    love the backgrond.

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  10. gorgeous Joanne. great texture and depth and love the stamps you used.

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  11. Most beautiful background, Joanne!

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  12. Fabulous job! I love it all! Now that Joyce has been able to come out and play on so many of your cards, I am sure she is a happy fairy living there at Joanne’s house :))

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  13. This is wonderful .. so very creative.... hugs

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!