Saturday 14 July 2018

Simply 'Hello'

Hello and a Big Welcome to this weeks challenge at
Just Us Girls
Bobby is our Host and chose a Big Favourite -
 very in vogue and popular.

Oh how I love making backgrounds!
I have played around with some old and new products here.
Always nice to see how they stack up and I must say
I am REALLY happy how this card turned out.
Wanting to get away from the usual flower thing
I chose a new stencil from Kaisercraft - Bamboo.
This was stenciled with
Golden Olive Metallic Gilding Polish.
My watercolour background(s) were made with
Sea Grass Green Magicals and
Prima Marketing Rustic Brown Metallic Paint.
The front was cut with a circle die
then adding the bamboo stencil which was
smooched on the side with distress ink.
Behind that is corrugated cardboard
sponged with gold paste and a touch of
the green Magicals.
Again I backed that with leftovers from
the front smooching. As you can see it is a lot lighter
and adds another dimension.
I finished with a simple die cut sentiment from Altenew.

Our July Guest Julia and the Team
have also had fun with their watercolour backgrounds.
I look forward to seeing yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping by.
Till next time - Cherrio from


Judy Woodland said...

Oh, isn't this right up your alley, though? I love the almost grungy look of this card. Great color choices with that beautiful image. Well done, great take on the challenge!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so pretty! Yes, you are the background queen! It gives me the idea of a photo taken from the ground of bamboo, with clouds passing by in the evening. Gorgeous colors.

Macimbalo said...

Wow, such a unique and stunning card - I love how you made this and the look of it - really gorgeous as usual you never cease to amaze me!!!

Mac Mable said...

You can always see that you enjoy doing backgrounds, experimenting and having fun Ina. The sea grass magical is gorgeous. Love the layering on the card and the texture from the corrugated card. The bamboo stencilling is perfect too on your wonderful card x.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So well designed and I love the cool colors you used for it.

Julia Aston said...

Oh, this is a lovely card Ina! Love that bamboo stencil with it's smoky background, the great color mix on the framing and wonderful texture added with the corrugated card!

Helen said...

You're right, Ina! You ddo love background and you do them sooo well! I love this card with all the textures and colours!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your layers look awesome

Bobby said...

I love every little detail on your card, Ina. The light smooshing with the stencil over the darker smooshing and the corrugated paper have a great rustic look that appeals to me.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous inky card Ina, think I just bought that bamboo stencil, you've used it beautifully, Cathy x

cm said...

Once again, I'm marveling over your mixed media mastery! Your card is gorgeous...such a pretty way to showcase the bamboo! WOW!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is amazing! I love your color choices and the depth and texture on this beauty. Love that golden bamboo, too. A truly awesome creation!

Loll said...

Awesome design Ina!! Love all the layers and gorgeous texture on this card. And the shimmer from the gilding paste stenciled bamboo ... WOW!! xx

Maria said...

Oh wow this is awesome! LOVE those colors and the "grungy" look. Fantastic!

Lisa Kind said...

WOW! Your backgrounds are amazing! I love the muted colors! Beautiful card!