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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Anything Goes Challenge #74 Make your own Background

It's time for a new challenge at Anything Goes and the theme is Make your own Backgrounds which gives lots of scope for your entries.

I have had ink dusters in a drawer for a long time - unused, I am ashamed to admit, but I finally let them see the light of day to make this card for my granddaughter who was 4 last week.



Another item in my stash I haven't used for a while are the Big and Juicy ink pads and I chose the Hydrangea to colour the background. Each colour of the ink palette was dusted  diagonally across the card as I was aiming for a rainbow effect. Really liked the effect and can't believe how easy it was to do. I used the same inkpad to colour all the images which apart from the fence are all Molly Bloom stamps - rather appropriate as my granddaughter is called Molly and she loved the idea that the stamp was called after her!!!

The little bird was stamped and embossed randomly across the page and each was coloured with one of the colours from the Hydrangea pad. Molly, the bird on the branch and the bird house  were stamped, coloured, cut out and put in place with pinflair for dimension.

The fence was made using a stamp from the Creative Expressions Garden Create a Scene set and the flowers are die cuts using the Xcut flower dies. The spiral roses are also die cuts using the smallest Creatables rose dies and ric rac ribbon was added for the stems. Some pearls for the flower centres, a sentiment and chipboard number completed the card.

The Craft Den stocks all the items used here and lots more besides, do pay Lynn's site a visit.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.uk/ Try something new (inkdusters)
joyfulstamper.blogspot.co.uk/ Always Anything Goes
wishcraftcards.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/waste-not-wednesdays-wk28.html Forgotten stuff - unused stash/ items not used for a while etc
ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ Always Anything Goes





23 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous,love the colours.xxx

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  2. Ooh so love the colours Hun :-)
    Big hugs VIcky xx

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  3. What a sweet card - love the image and the colors you have chosen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Hope to see you back again soon!

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  4. Love the rainbow effect on the background! Perfect for our Over the Rainbow challenge! Thanks for joining in and good luck! Laura (Songbird) x

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  5. I love this gorgeous background and these beautiful colours on this fabulous card.
    Hugs Emma xx

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  6. What a gorgeous Birthday card, fabulous colours and such a cute image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. Lovely background, I used ink dusters too, I am sure your granddaughter love this card. Lovely design.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  8. I should think that Molly adored this Joan! Colours are fab, and so cute - just perfect for a little girl. Sarah x

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  9. Wow - such a pretty background, beautifully blended colours - I should think your granddaughter loved it!
    Alison x

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  10. Love the colours and design Joan, love the background, Gaynor x

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  11. Hi Joan

    Love the colours you've used to create this fab background... think your grand-daughter will love this card!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  12. Great card, thanks for joining us at Vintage Elusions, Pauline x

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  13. Stunning background! Love the rolled flowers! Your grand-daughter will love this card for sure! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  14. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

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  16. Lovely card with fantastic curled roses.
    Unfortunately our rules state you can only enter into 10 challenges including ours at Craft Punked.
    Sorry and hope you will join us again soon xxx

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  17. Great work! i appreciate the way you present things. thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful colours on this great card and such a cute image!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  19. Brill card, loving the colours x

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  20. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  21. gorgeous!
    thank you for joining in the challenge at vintage elusions this week
    hugs
    Debbi x

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  22. Thanks for joining us at Card Makin Mamas too!! Laura x

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  23. Gorgeous, I love the colours
    Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
    Songbird Challenges
    Hugs, Becky x

    I've got candy on my blog if you're interested, http://attic-crafter.blogspot.co.uk/

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