It's time for a brand new challenge at Magnolia Down Under, and this week we are challenging you to make your own patterned paper!! So its time to break out those background stamps, shimmers and what not's and see what you can come up with!!
For my paper - I used very vanilla card stock from Stampin' Up because its lovely to stamp on, I then used my new Life Defined Background stamp from Whimsy and stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink!! I then grabbed out the Perfect Pearls - blush and brushed that all over - so it has a pink shimmer to it - it looks really pretty in real life and its a bit hard to get a good picture of it!! I then got out a stamp set from Stampin' Up and put the birdcage and bird on. I wish I had used the softer pink for the bird in birdcage, but oh well - too late!! But I guess it looks ok!! I also got some Prismacolour Pencils while I was away last week in Melbourne, I'm having a little trouble tracking down some "Odorless Solvent" so I used some smelly Gum Turps instead hahaha, but the Art shop in Launceston has the proper solvent so I guess I'll have to wait till we next go up there so I can get some!! Oh I used my pencils to colour the grass...
So anyway here is my card, I'm pretty happy with how my "paper" turned out. Plus it was heaps of fun creating my own for a change!! I hope you will have heaps of fun too making your own:-)
Some Challenges I would Love to enter my card into:
Anything Goes Challenges - Pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Dies/Punches/Ribbon
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Polly Craft - Old/Neglected Stamps - My Birdcage Stamp
Crazy for Challenges - Brown/Green/Vanilla
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamps: Magnolia Butterfly Dreams - Tilda with Lace Jeans, Tulip Walkway, and Sentiment. Whimsy Life Defined Background Stamp and Stampin' Up Aviary Stamp Set
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla
Embellishments: Gold Embossing Powder, Perfect Pearls Powder, Stickles, Flowers, Prima Gold Leaf, Ribbon, Whiff of Joy Button String, Stampin' Up Bird/Branch Punch, Websters Lace, Half Pearls and Bling
Colour: Copic and Prismacolour Pencils