Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Background Check

Hello! I am so pleased that I am here two days in a row! Can you see me smiling? LOL! The girls (my daughter and the girl I babysit) are out of school for 3 days while they do Kindergarten testing, so I decided to stamp this morning. I haven't participated in the SCS color challenge in ages, so I decided to give it a try. I haven't used *any* background stamps for such a long time I opted to use those rather than any pattern paper. I chose to use "Bella Toile" and "En Francais". I really don't have that many backround stamps anymore that haven't retired. Once I had the background done, I didn't know what focal image I should use. As I sat there deciding, I realized that the "Bella Toile" Background stamp had a great focal image on it.


I just inked up a portion and stamped it onto my oval that I cut using my nestabilities. I had fun coloring it with re-inkers and prismacolor markers. Once I had it colored, I added a touch of crystal effects to parts of the flowers and then sprinkled it with chunky essentials glitter. I was afraid that the large glitter would distract from the flowers and all of the detail, but it worked out nicely.



I decided to add a few pearls to the corners once I had punched them with the ticket corner punch. I also added a vintage button replica threaded with linen thread and adhered it with a glue dot.

My son has his last baseball game tonight, so I will be putting together coach treats. I will share them with you when I am done! Thanks for fluttering by!

10 comments:

Brandi Parshley said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you used the bg stamp for an image!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Very lovely! I love the all the stamped "PP"! Beautiful card!

Stacy said...

This card is gorgeous. Love it!

Connie said...

This is just so very pretty, Kelly! Great use of these colors and your background stamps!!

holly said...

I enjoy your blog so much. Your cards are breathtaking and inspire me as a cardmaker. Thank you!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh you are BRILLIANT Kelly! I'm not sure I would have thought to colour in a portion of the background...it's beautiful!
I look forward to seeing the treats you make!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kelly!

Amy Sheffer said...

So beautiful, Kelly!

resmith said...

Very pretty!! I love the colors and the main image is just gorgeous.

Wendy J. said...

I LOVE this card Kelly! It's gorgeous! I've cased it and linked to yours! Hope you don't mind! Thanks for sharing!