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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Make Your own Background at FSC



Hello, it's time for our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this month it was my turn to choose the challenge.... and as I like making my own backgrounds and background papers, I thought that was a good place to start.  Flonzcraft are again our sponsor and are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
My card base was inked with Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch, before stamping elements from the  Tim Holtz Correspondence Set along with  some script, in Potting Soil Archival. I also splattered on some Tarnished Brass stain, but you will have to look very hard to see that! the light when I took the photo this week has been so poor.  My Butterfly was stamped and heat embossed with Gold EP, fussy cut  and then coloured with Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Abandoned Coral DIs, this was added with some foam pads to help give the wings some definition.  The gold die cut was dulled down with the Tarnished Brass and Vintage Photo stains.
It would be lovely if you could join us for this challenge, which is really  an anything goes - as long as we see you have made your own background and have used real stamping for the main focal image.  The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
I am entering this at:
  Allsorts - Golden Days
  We love to Create - Anything Mixed Media Chall. 25
  Penny Black and More - Anything Goes with a Stamp

We've had our first covering of snow here in the N.E, although I missed the actual  'snowing' as I spent the day in heavy rain in York, Christmas shopping with DD.  Whatever you're doing this weekend, hope its a good one.
Thanks for your visit,
Avril xx

32 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

so so NICE!!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

This is fantastic! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

I am so with you on backgrounds Avril and this one is gorgeous and the beautiful Butterfly the crowning glory.

B x

Janette said...

Oh I LOVE the background Avril, and that Butterfly is stunning.....
I envy you the snowfall, so sick of rain here, I did get abit excited this morning to find a nice hard frost had visited, but it's now sadly, gone...have a good day..xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Your butterfly makes a fabulous statement on such a gorgeous background Avril.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

sirkkis said...

Lovely design and background.
Have a great up coming week xx

chrissie said...

This is wonderful with terrific embossing

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful background Avril and the butterfly looks stunning.
Yvonne xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The gold embossing is striking on this butterfly and certainly makes for the most elegant of touches set against that beautiful background.
I don't know how you did this but it actually appears that the butterfly is in flight, gorgeous.
Wishes
Lynne

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card, I like your design and that stunning butterfly, Thank you for joining in with us at Allsorts Challenge this week, Good Luck

Kevin xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Avril! That butterfly is stunning, I just love the gold accents! hugs :)

Sandy said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous. How in the world do you come up with so many creative and wonderful ideas!!
Sandy xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Avril! That golden butterfly and golden accents look fabulous!

Paper Profusion said...

Your jewel toned background is absolutely beautiful Avril. Then the gold pops wonderfully against it. Totally gorgeous! Nicola x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowww, the card is wonderful. Super backround and the butterfly is fantastic.
Greetings Carola

Margik said...

This card es fabulous, Avril! The golden butterfly is really beautiful and I also love the great background. Hugs, Mar

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Great challenge choice Avril and I love your finished card. The butterfly really stands out beautifully with it's gold edge against the gentle background. Thank you for your warm welcome and I'm so thrilled to be joining such a talented team x

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I love the new DI colours that you have used Avril...and the splattering with tarnished brass stain brings it all together so beautifully.
Dot x

danisart said...

Hi, fantastic card!!! Love it to see a butterfly in this grey wintertime!!!

Team Clark said...

This is such a STUNNING stamped background! I truly ADORE it! WOW! Hugs, Autumn

butterfly said...

Love those blue green shades blended in the background, and the gilded butterfly is just stunning!
Alison xx

linda said...

such an elegant card featuring a beautiful butterfly and a lovely creative background! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.
linda

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining Allsorts challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Helene E said...

Wonderful creation! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous gold embossed butterfly and background! Seasons Greetings, xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation love your image. We only just got back from vacation and thought I'd have a bit of a play with images. I wasn't going to publish till the new year but accidentally pressed publish instead of draft so here I am....no more though till the 1st January. Have a wonderful Christmas and hugs to you...xx {aNNie}

Paper Profusion said...

Popping back Avril to send my best wishes to you and yours for a most Happy Chrismtas. May 2016 be a wonderful year for you. Nicola x

Little Artbee said...

Blue and gold is every time a good combination of colors and your card is a dream again. WOW!
Greetings
Sabine

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous details. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes with a stamp' challenge and good luck x Susan x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is beautiful! Gorgeous colours and I adore that butterfly! Hugs, Chrisx

Esther said...

Hi Avril - beautiful card, thanks for a great challenge theme, love making my own backgrounds too. Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas a nd wishing you a Happy New Year..Esther xx

Aileen (mum) said...

Love how you have done this card, the colours are so pretty and that butterfly so eye catching.