Friday, July 25, 2014

PTI July blog hop #1

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I took the inspiration picture far too literally for this first card for the July blog hop at Papertrey Ink.
I fell in love with the painted background and set out to recreate it. I started with brown card, added a couple of layers of gesso and a couple of layers of sage distress paint. Once it was dry I scraped some of the paint off again to reveal the brown.
I then used one of the card sketches from this month's release for inspiration.
Having spent far to much time on the background I suppose it was only to be expected that the sentiment would smudge!








7 comments:

  1. great CAS card, love the banner & twine.

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  2. Exceptional bg! Looks like real aged wood. Isn't smudging the bain of a stamper's existence? :(

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  3. I think th esmudge fits right in! Awesome background!!

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  4. LOVE how you textured the background! Great card!

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  5. Neat background! I was wondering how people would re-create this and yours is great!

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