Monday, 1 February 2016

Textured Background Card

Just a short post today to share a card I have made for the new challenge today at Country View Crafts. Sue has chosen the theme and it's a good one - to make your own background.

My background started with some torn book pages stuck to some card with gesso. Once dry I added some archival ink through a layering stencil followed by some texture paste through a  different stencil. Once dry I used various blue / purple distress paints and a baby wipe to add colour. 
I cut the background piece to size, distressed the edges and added a little more colour to highlight. 
A few flowers and the sentiment completed my card.
This is a great challenge to play along with - so much scope to be creative! Be back at the end of the month with another project for this theme. No idea what it will be yet though!

Nikki

16 comments:

  1. Ooh, this is so beautiful! I love the soft colour tones and the harlequins over the book text look just gorgeous.
    Alison xx

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  2. Beautiful,love the colour used Nikki,very soothing
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  3. Gorgeous soft colour tones Nikki and a fabulous background. Jennie x

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  4. Gorgeous Nikki! I love the soft purple hues, wow, what a gorgeous palette! Perfect theme for you, and you have nailed it of course! hugs :)

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  5. Oh so yummy beautiful card with super texture. Thanks bunches for gorgeous inspiration Nikki. j.

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  6. This is beautiful, love the colours. Xxx

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  7. Fabulous Nikki, stunning background with those soft colours over the harlequin stencil, the book pages add just the perfect interest and the whole card is so beautifully finished, - love it!!

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  8. Wow, simply beautiful in every way Nikki.
    Julie x

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  9. absolutely adore this Nikki - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

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  10. This is so pretty. Lovve the colors and the background techniques. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  11. Love this gorgeous background Nikki and although I am not a mauve person the finished card looks absolutely fabulous. xxx

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  12. Love the colours you have used Nikki and fabulous texture xxx

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  13. Beautiful Nikki, gorgeous colour palette and love the stenciled textured background! Deb xo

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  14. Oh Nikki, the colours are yummy, this is really beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. Gorgeous background loving the colour.

    MaggieH

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