I wanted to share two cards in this post, both using some online challenges.
First off, I used the CAS(e) this sketch challenge. The sketch is simple and, what I love about that, open to some great interpretations. I started out creating a neat background with a Crafters Workshop stencil and some Distress Stain on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. That bottom border piece is a die from My Favorite Things.
My main element is a digital image from A Day for Daisies. What I love about using these is that I get to pick the size of the image. I printed it out and gave it some subtle coloring with Copic markers and then cut it out. The sentiment is from a set by Neat and Tangled.Here is the CAS(e) this sketch challenge.
And, for more about backgrounds, I wanted to play with the Lawnscaping challenge to create your own background. I LOVE the trend to use feather images and die cuts. It is one trend I want to stay around for awhile. I particularly like the Lawn Fawn feather stamps and matching dies because the image is the outline of the feather meaning I get to create the design of the feather.
I started out with some Heidi Swapp gold spray. This just might be one of my most favorite newer products. It is the best gold and can be used as a spray or you can use drops of it. I created a grungy background with the gold and then stamped the smaller of the feathers randomly all over that. I did emboss the black ink because it makes that a little more vivid and intense. I finished the card off with some cut feathers and a sentiment that is also from Lawn Fawn.
I added little drops of a purple Distress Stain and a great blue Heidi Swapp spray, using that in drops.Here is the Lawnscaping challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)