Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Anything Goes- Make your own background!

Hope you all had a fabbie weekend and have been enjoying the glorious sunshine! Today's challenge over at Anything Goes this week is "make your own background". Now, I must confess, this is pretty much my worse nightmare challenge! As you know, I prefer to spend my time colouring but I thought the idea of a challenge is to challenge yourself!!! So why not make something totally different and completely not my style? So here it is.....


For this card, I used the Dienamics zig-zag border die and cut strips of cream and blue cardstock along with a sheet of patterned paper by Lily Bee Designs and glued them together to form a background. Kinda thought it looked a bit like a quilt. Then I got brave and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts right over the top! The Butterfly is another Die-namic die and finished with pearls.

Do pop over and have a look at the DT's samples- this challenge is a great example of how we crafters can vary so much! 

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Hero Arts); Paper (Lily Bee Designs); Assorted cardstock; Zig zag Die-namic (MFT); Butterfly Die-namic (MFT); Pearls

11 comments:

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Steph,love the background....fab colours.xxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is one brilliant background Hun just love it,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Christine L said...

Fabbie background Steph..... and you were so brave stamping straight onto it! It looks fab, though don't know if I'd have been able to stop my hand shaking in case I ruined it! hehe

Hugs
Christine x

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow what a brilliant background .. I love it .
Hugs Emma xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

great idea for a background, might have to have a go at this myself.
Hugs
Suzie xx

butterfly said...

Super zigzags, love your paper combination - what a great card!
Alison x

S`andra V. said...

I love the way the colors blended so well and your stamping came out great. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.
http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com

Gaynor said...

I love this idea Steph really clever, gorgeous CAS card, Gaynor x

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's brilliant! Fabulous design! Gorgeous papers! I want the die!!! Hugs, Lesley

Plastic card said...

This is really beautiful! I love the way you make cards! keep sharing!

Joanie said...

Great card Steph, fab design

Joan x