Sunday, September 28, 2008

Creating Backgrounds PART 4 - Sprays

Have you ever played with Prima Paintables? I love these things. What I love the most is the kind of paper that they have used, it is an amazing watercolor paper. It is the kind that allows you to play and play with water and it holds up well. I have even used the back of the paper when I wanted to watercolor my own image.
The above piece is the one that I used for my two cards. It has four sections of prints on this one sheet of paper making it the perfect backdrop to card making. I just cut it in fourths so I could work with each design separately.
The background in the card above took all of a minute to create! I just used my Memories Mists sprays. (I seem to be finding way too many things to create with them) I used the yellow and the red and sprayed the yellow first. The usual rule of thumb when working with different colors is to start with the lightest color first. I didn't want either color to cover the entire piece and these sprays are great for giving a nice, fine mist that lets you only color portions of your piece.
In this close-up, you can see the yellow with a fine mist of the red over that. I used my watercolor crayons and watercolor brush to add red to the middles of each of the flowers and I added an accent dot to each middle with the Inkssentials white pen. The little label was also lightly sprayed with the yellow so that it fit in better. To finish this fast and easy card off, I just added a punch out black chipboard piece from Cosmo Cricket. I just love using the black chipboard, it is so dramatic without any work. Mini brads accent the middles of the chipboard flowers.
For the above card, I got a little more involved with my sprays and accents.
If you look at my original piece, you can see that the crown is part of the pattern on the paper. I used the white, Inkssentials pen and accented the designs with lines and dots.
You can also see in these two close-ups how I kept the purple and the yellow sprays somewhat separate on the piece. A rub-on greeting and some various stamps stamped in a collage style finished the card off.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials list:
Patterned papers – Prima Paintables
Bracket stamp – Inkadinkado
Label – K&Co.
Black Chipboard flower – Cosmo Cricket
Memories Mists sprays – Stewart Superior
White pen – Inkssentials/Ranger
White dimensional paint – Tulip
Rub-on words – Deja Views

Materials list:
Patterned papers – Prima Paintables
Yellow Memories Mists – Stewart Superior
Purple Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
White accent pen – Inkssentials/Ranger
Rub-on word – Luxe
Word stamps – Wordsworth


evafromca said...

Linda, these cards are stunning!!!!! And thank you for the detailed information on how you created them. Fabulous!!!

Megan said...

SO good to hear from you, Linda. Thanks for stopping by the ol' blog. I LOVE these cards. You're so talented. Thanks for sharing your talent with the e-world. :)

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... I hadn't seen these ... they are so cool ... love the cards you made with them.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh what fun!!!!!! I love the top one to PIECES!

Chris said...

Such wonderful card designs as usual Linda. I havent tried the Prima printables but you are sure making me want to :)

Suzie Webb said...

Love your little tutorials Linda, I always learn something...and the look the mists gave that water-color paper, I really want to try that!

Elaine Elwick Barr said...

Great sample! I've got to get some of that paper!!


Elaine B

denine zielinski said...

WOW! Amazing! Looks like it would have taken so much longer to create such gorgeous cards!

Christine said...

These are gorgeous, Linda! I've just started to play with Glimmer Mists and Luminarte sprays, and I love the look! Thanks so much for sharing how you created these!

Shirley said...

Wow! Linda, I've never used that kind of DP. It sounds like fun and you did a beautiful job. I like what you did with both cards with the embellishments too! TFS the details.

Shirley said...

Wow! Linda, I've never used that kind of DP. It sounds like fun and you did a beautiful job. I like what you did with both cards with the embellishments too! TFS the details.

Jenn said...

Oh my Linda, your cards are simply gorgeous!

kimosabescraps said...

wow, very fun... so many great techniques out there today... gorgeous cards!

Jennifer Stewart said...

WOW, Linda...absolutely gorgeous cards!! You are amazing!


wendyp said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! I just love the beautiful color that the glimmer mist adds. And then that little bit of highlight with the white gel pen...pefect touch!!!

stamp and scrape said...

I came to discover my fellow Pea who obviously enjoys spraying as much as I do, and discovered this wonderful, magical card. Very majestic! I have one of those pens, but don't seem to be able to get it to work as beautifully as this.