Monday, September 15, 2014

SSS Make your own background...


Hope you had a great weekend.

The last few posts have all been challenge entries - my challenge mojo has returned, which is great as I do love a challenge :)

This week over at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge we are being asked to create your own background - fun!

I decided to employ one of my fave new techniques 'smooshing' - yep, it's not a word, not even sure it's a thing, but it's the only way I can describe it!

First I put some Ranger distress inks on my craft sheet - Dusty Concord and Festive Berries, then spritzed them with water. I took my cut to size piece of watercolour card and 'smooshed' it through the ink until I was happy with the coverage. Then I dried it with my heat tool.

Next step was stamping over the background using my new Papermania urban collage stamps. I used Hero Arts Neon Purple ink, so it is only slightly visible. Here is a close-up -

Close-up of the stamping.
In the bottom left I added some sparkle embossing powder to the wet ink and dried it. Finally I stamped a large hello by WPlus9 and then added the Papermania pinwheel.

My card really feels like the spirit of Stamptember. I am so super happy with it, it was such fun to make and I love the variation in colour I got with my background..need to smoosh more!



  1. Gorgeous card Claire, love the colour of your smooshed I use this word too for this technique and am pretty sure I either got it from Tim H or Hels Sheridan, who may in turn have got it from him, lol...looks fab anyway :) hugs Carole Z X

    1. Ha ha glad I am not alone with the word smoosh - I knew I had heard it somewhere - hopefully TH, then I am a true professional :)

  2. Oh Wow! this is SO pretty Claire… that's a wonderful background that you've created and I LOVE the rosette! :-)
    Hope you have a good day!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  3. so very pretty :) Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


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