Thursday, 4 October 2007

That was the title for this weekend's workshop, so I've had a go today........

Had a great time with the Dabbers and made another background (ever get the feeling I LOVE backgrounds, LOL?) which I really like. It doesn't show up as well in the scans, which is a shame, as it's not often I'm really pleased with how something turns out but I really do like this.
I just dragged the dabbers (three or four colours) across the card, creating a dry wipe look, then overstamped in Adirondack ink in one of the colours I'd used, using Paperartsy Noel 1 Background. After it dried, I applied touches of Snowcap dabber to the same background, randomly (well, not so randomly as I highlighted certain words, like Noel, Plum Pudding, Christmas) and overstamped. I then used the backgrounds as I would have used Scrapbook papers and I like the effect. The first one I made was using pastels, so I thought I'd do one with some of the Brights, to show the effect. Not sure about it cos they're colours I wouldn't normally use, but you can decide. You need to enlarge it to see the real effect...... and there is no white on the background - that's the very pale lilac colour whose name escapes me just now - another senior moment! It won't enlarge for now, so I'll need to upload it again tomorrow - the joys of Blogger, eh?I did another card using the same background - pretty plain and boring - so won't upload that - and I also did a Christmas waterfall card. It's very plain and very simple, but that was the aim. I wanted to do cards which could be mass produced quite quickly. It looks crooked in the scan, but it isn't - honest injun!

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