Tuesday, March 17, 2015

background check

it's tuesday, and therefore time for a brand new challenge at shopping our stash, this one is called "i made this" and we want to see projects in which you've made your own background! there aren't very many rules for this one, but we would like to see more than just using one simple background stamp. beyond that, you can collage, paint, stencil, stamp creatively, use tape, alter some patterned paper; well, you get the idea, right? lots of options, so i think it's possible i went a bit crazy. but... you know... in a good way, lol!

torn vintage paper collage made using: hindi newspaper, sheet music, notebook paper, index from an old book, latitude and longitude chart from a vintage atlas + bits of an old doily; flowers fussy-cut from some k and co patterned paper; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; flourish stamps: autumn leaves; distress inks: ranger; chalk ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, scotch brand gluestick, sewing machine

ok, yeah, so i really did do a little bit of everything on this one! i started with a torn paper collage using bits of notebook paper, sheet music, hindi text and more; then i did quite a bit of grungy stamping, but afterwards i decided it got a little too muddled-looking, so i covered up most of the stamping up with bits of doily, but you can still see a few swirls and a bit of color. then i added flowers fussy-cut from patterned paper and machine stitched around the perimeter just to make extra sure all my layers were permanently attached. this is definitely an ORIGINAL looking card, but i kinda like it! :)

speaking of things to like, there are lots more unique and inspiring ideas from the rest of the design team over at SOS, i'm sure you will enjoy seeing those, so off you go, darlings!

10 comments:

  1. Somehow I knew you'd take the collage road, and I LOVE IT! You are the queen of layers!

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  2. so pretty! Love all the layers and the doilies!

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  3. Well a little bit of everything adds up to a whole lot of extra special something! I heart this so hard!! I'm totally going to have to try a collage background now.

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  4. Great cover-up job! Love the doily and flower framework and I especially like the text in your background.

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  5. I saw this challenge, tucked my tail between my legs and ran screaming for the hills. I do not like making my own backgrounds. I do like what you've done here with you little bit of everything on it. It is so perfect for spring!

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  6. Fabulous job with the collage background, something I have never tackles. yours is awesome.

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  7. Why am I not surprised you chose to make a collage background? Because you are BRILLIANT at it, THAT'S why! This is all kinds of fabulousness!

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  8. This is fabulous!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  9. It is original and incredible and oh so very Laureny! Love the bright springy feel :)

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