Pin It button on image hover

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Playing making backgrounds by Debbie

Recently, I was inspired to take a day playing making backgrounds. I set up in the conservatory which had a lovely cooling breeze running trough it. I got out all my Distress Inks, paints, a water spray and had the messiest, inkiest time.
I pre cut lots of 7x7 squares of watercolour card and followed the process Glenda showed on her Mojo Monday technique. I hope the link works because it is a great source of inspiration and techniques. I used dusty concord and tumbled glass and lightly spritzed them laid down the paper. When the ink dried I stamped the baubles with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white powder. The sentiment is from the Gothic Angels stamps and I cut it out with a nestabilitie. Thank you for visiting. Debbie


  1. Wow, that is so beautiful.

  2. Hello Debbie
    I love the colours, and think I need to copy this design LOL!
    Maybe with inkpads, and a brayered background as I don't have all these inks !
    thank you for showing your lovely card!
    Love Marg

  3. Beautiful in this non X-mas colours!

  4. Simply gorgeous such pretty colours

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely inky time your background is brilliant I love the colours and the baubles embossed in white just have the right amount of white to go with the background. Mmmmm hope you know what I mean lol

    Jackie x

  6. This is incredibly striking - I'm itching to have another play with that technique too. Love the matting layers & how you really picked out the sentiment with your light inking of the panel whilst leaving the border brilliant white.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Love this! I'm not much into colouring in and this shows a great alternative approach.

  8. Wow, this is fantastic! The background shading is perfect, and the white embossing really makes the whole thing "pop"! Clare xo :)


Thanks so much for leaving a comment - it brings a little ray of sunshine into our day when we know our work is appreciated!