Friday, May 22, 2015

Another stencilled background

I made this stencilled background earlier and when I saw the gorgeous colors at the current Color Throwdown challenge, I pulled it out again.

Color Throwdown #343

supplies: The Crafter's Workshop Mini Mod Checkerboard, cracked pistachio and peacock feathers distress inks, Wplus9 Blanket Stitched Blooms, Ranger dye inks Lemon Twist and Electric Lime, Memories ArtPrint Brown, Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Cut, Simon's dark chocolate and Hero Arts pool cardstocks, gold pearls

I masked off the stencil and first sponged it with cracked pistachio, then turned it 90 degrees to change each little square from a striped one to a gingham one and sponged on peacock feathers. The Blanket-stitched blooms are one of the first multi-stamped flowers I ever got, and they're fun to make!  I still have oodles of pearls, and still love their effect, so some gold ones went into their centers.  And the little die-cut and sentiment set made a nice finish - the playful font just seems to compliment the homespun feel of the design.

Aren't these colors pretty together? Make sure to visit to see the DT's ideas for them, plus some gorgeous cards in the gallery!

7 comments:

  1. Wow I love how you used the colours!! Well done!

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  2. OMGosh, Lin! I LOVE the patchwork in the background here with those darling flowers! I have always wanted Blanket Stitched Blooms... you're pushing me over the edge to buy! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

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  3. Gorgeous Lin. Your home made gingham background is a perfect foil for the blanket stitched flowers.

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  4. And now you can make your own gingham!! Awesome card using the inspiration photo, Lin.

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  5. My comment disappeared so I will say it again: Awesome that you can now make your own gingham. Love your interpretation of the inspiration card.

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  6. Love how you created your own gingham background! It's perfect with the sunflowers. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

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  7. Very pretty Lin. Love the blanket stitched images with the gold pearls. The mini mod blocks look great as the background. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

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