Saturday, November 10, 2012

Make Your Own Background

Welcome back to 
 Our Creative Corner.
Hello everyone Susan here......and do I have a Challenge for you!!!!!!!! 
I will warn you in advance, it could be messy and you will not require a manicurist this week to paint your nails, with my technique it will be free of charge, albeit I cannot guarantee that every nail will be the same colour!!!!  

A big thank you to all who participated in Marcy's 'Silhouette' challenge last week.  
Do not forget to check next Wednesday to see if you are the winner, if you are the lucky one, then you will be spotlighted as our Top Talent and I can tell you that our previous recipients of this award have loved every minute of being in the spotlight.

 Here is the next challenge: 

'Make your own Background'

(Absolutely no patterned paper allowed!)

For those of you who may be unaware of techniques or haven't attempted such a task, pop over to my Blog (scrumplescrunch). where I have provided a written tutorial for you. It is not difficult and the results are just amazingly beautiful.
First thing you have to do is decide whether you are a Pablo Picasso- and delve into mixed-media which involves paint, inks, glue, newspaper-clippings, photographs; in fact anything that you can lay your hands on to make it work visually.
Or do you lean toward Paul Cezanne- water-colours-(you are allowed to use Distress Inks as your watercolour medium) to set your scene, mood and connection to your project. 
Try not to cover up your background too much with your focal image, allow everyone to view it in all it's splendour.

No 1-Mixed media background.
Susan - scrumplescrunch
 No 2- Watercolour-background.

Acrylic Paint Stamping and Powder Embossing on Crinoline

Meihsai Liu - Simply Paper Crafts

Christina Barnes - Dot Dot Stamping Designs

Liliana Inguanti-Garcia -Stampin from Home

Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Tissue Paper - Paper Mache
Irena Kowalczyk/Rudlis - love, life and craft

Paula McClane - Scrap Addict's Attic

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Sharon Wheet - Designs by Sharon


  1. Gorgeous works, ladies!
    Hugs Gisela

  2. Thank you Gisela! This is a fun challenge - hope you can play along with us this week :)

  3. AS a crafter with a serious addiction to creating my own backgrounds I am a bit excited to find your little gem of a challenge - now just need to find some play time.
    I love the variety and inspiration from your Design Team too!

  4. Everything looks so amazing!! I am so new to crafting, I am not sure what I will do for my background. I am just waiting for the light bulb to go

  5. Love this challenge! And wonderful inspiration from the DT... looking forward to hopping round to see it all in more detail!
    Alison x

  6. Now I have a wonderful name - scrumplescrunch for a very virtuous technique - after all you are cleaning up all those scraps and bits. Sue your design is stunning!

  7. I think everyone has done such an amazing job. I am almost too embarrassed to show

    There is a lot of great talent here. I am so grateful for the chance to see so many gorgeous finds!!


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