April 27, 2012

Bloggers Challenge - Create Your Own Background Papers

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  Thanks to those who played along with last weeks Sketch Challenge, it was wonderful to see your take on the sketch.  This weeks challenge is to Create Your Own Background Papers, for your card or project.


I used the Gelli Arts Plate and did some Mono Printing to create my backgrounds, you'll be seeing more of these backgrounds, as I created four mono prints with the same Paints and Stencils.  Above is my finished card, the image and sentiment are from Stampotique, stamped in Black Archival on panel 4 (shown below).  The focal image is stamped on an ATC piece, colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils, blended with Gamsol.  The edges are sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The bottom Mono Printing is panel 2 (shown below).

This is print #1 - Acrylic paints on Gelli Plate along with Stencils (you can barely see them here)


This is print #2, you can see the stencils and lighter color on this one


In order to get additional prints, I applied White Paint over the dried Gelli Plate, lifted off and ended up with print #3 (see the Gelli Plate Blog for details)


Then quickly pressed down paper for print #4


Here's another look at print #4, where I cut away a few ATC sized panels.  On the ATC panel on the left, I placed a stencil over the panel, then sponged on Distress Stain, and wiped away the excess.  On the ATC panel on the right, I applied random colors of Distress Stain and ended up with a much darker panel.  Both panels edges are sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

 
Details:
Stamps - Stampotique
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Watercolor, Black, Red
Other - Gelli Arts Plate, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, Ink Blending Tool, Acrylic Paints (Jenni Bowlin), Distress Stains, Stencils

Additional Challenge entered - Stampotique Designers Challenge- ATC's, Simon Says Anything Goes

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challnge Create your Own Background Paper Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed.  If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Have a great weekend!


PS - thanks to those who stopped by and left comments on my projects for the Creations by AR DT Blog Hop.  The Random Winners from my blog are:  Sherry Kushibab (Topiary Template) and Terry (Grad Cap Template), please contact Adela to claim  your templates!

20 comments :

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow what fabulous arty backgrounds and I love love your card and the sentiment is perfect. Tracy x x

Netty said...

Loving creating arty backgrounds and yours are gorgeous. x

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, these backgrounds are amazing, love how they look with that little Stampotique monster!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful bg's using the gelli....eye poppin' color. can't wait to see how you use them. Great monster ATC!

BarbaraW said...

Love what you did with your gelli. These backgrounds are wonderful.

Ida said...

Lisa these backgrounds are so fun and "funky" - Love them and using them with that adorable monster image was perfect.

Terry said...

Fun backgroud and great card, Lisa! I love doing backgrounds, so this will be an inking blast! Happy Friday!

Willy said...

Great ATC, Lisa! Thanks for joining us at SDC 53.

Lori said...

Great backgrounds! They work perfectly with the monster image.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool are these backgrounds- Darling image and it is really perfect with the BG! You are making lots of fun 'stuff' with your gelli!

dutchstamptramp said...

Fun backgrounds and wonderful atc Lisa. Thanks for joining in!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Awesome backgrounds. Just had to join in the fun in my own way :) Thanks.

Ali Manning said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun creating these backgrounds. They turned out great and so did the card!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous backgrounds. Wonderful layers of inks/colors and love the textures you created. Fun card with the monster!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, your backgrounds are simply amazing, Lisa! Love 'em!

And thanks so much for another fun challenge!

Kaz said...

Fab ATC with the gorgeous backgrounds. Good to see you joining in with us again Lisa x

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous tute, Lisa... your backgrounds are gorgeous!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, absolutely love it.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

luv

Debby

Live 2 Create said...

very cool Lisa - thanks for the tutorial!

Linda said...

Hihihi, so funny! And a great background!!

 
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