Monday, March 7, 2011

Hero Arts Background Layering

This month's challenge at the Hero Arts Blog is to make something using layered backgrounds, or a birthday card, or to stamp an envelope.  I used 2 of these 3 for my submission:


I first stamped the Envelope Pattern in Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender, then overstamped it with the Musical Collage stamp, masking out the lower right corner (normally a bird) using Memories Art Print Brown ink.  Then I overstamped the Hydrangea in the masked area and colored it in using watercolor pencils and a clear blending marker.  The sentiment is a metal panel given to me by Savannah, and the bow uses some pretty crochet lace from Carole, layered with twine and a brown button.   I glued the main panel to a periwinkle card.

Hero Arts Artist Shari Carroll has some fabulous ideas here for making layered backgrounds.  Be sure to give this one a try, and you might win a $50.00 shopping spree at Hero Arts!

supplies: periwinkle and cream parchment cardstocks, Hero Arts S5507 Envelope Pattern, S5501 Musical Background, K5376 Hydrangea, watercolor pencils, Tombow colorless blender, antique linen distress ink for edges and staining background, JoAnn Craft Essentials adhesive metal words, lace, twine, button

Also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Metal.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Lin, I love the hydrangea stamp its so adaptable.

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  2. Really gorgeous, as always! I am loving all your pretty spring cards lately...you have gotten me in the mood! Hugs!

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  3. This turned out so beautifully Lin! You used all the stamps for your background perfectly and what a gorgeous hydrangea! Love it!

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  4. Wow, this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Lin!! Love the shabby chicness of this, and that lace is the perfect touch!

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  5. Beautiful layering of stamps Lin- really love the lace and button you tied onto the flower here!

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  6. Another gorgeous card, Lin! What wonderful layering!!! I love the lace bow and the extra touches to it...a great finishing touch!

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  7. Gorgeous! Loving the layers of stamps. Beautiful!

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  8. Really pretty mix of stamps here Lin!

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  9. You are on a roll today Lin. Love this one. Your mixture of stamps looks stunning together.

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  10. The envelope stamp gives such a subtle background in lavender! Gorgeous card Lin!!

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  11. Oh beautiful!!! This card is just stunning. I want that envelope stamp and the hydrangea and the musical collage and...just all of them!

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  12. Oh wowsers Lin, this one is a show-stopper! I love your effortless collage style. So perfect. That hydrangea stamp is such a beauty, whenever I see it I think of my wedding bouquet ;)
    Hugs, Ruth S

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  13. This is lovely! Beautiful work combining all the different stamps. Love the vintage feel of it. Awesome job on the Show Us Some Metal challenge! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  14. Love this layered collage so much Lin! You know I adore that Hydrangea and my eye immediately drew on the folded lace trim and button!

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