Monday, May 4, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More - #138 - Make Your Own Background

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More! This time around I am the hostess and I have chosen the theme MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND. Are you surprised??? lol I know this one may be a little more of a challenge for some of you, but I do hope you will give it a go and find out how much fun it can be! Here is my make.



I decided to make several backgrounds for my card, each one a little different but they all still coordinate together. For the very bottom layer, I applied Shabby Shutters distress ink through the Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil and then stamped some Kaisercraft text in Archival ink Coffee through the stencil as well.

For the next coloured layer, I used Shabby Shutters and Tattered Rose to softly shade the paper and then stamped the script and the Prima birds down the sides. Next I applied texture paste through a Crafter's Workshop Reverse Chickenwire stencil.



For this middle layer, I used DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Paint Burnt Sienna to paint the base and then applied a layer of Weathered Wood crackle medium and topped it off with a layer of Crafter's Acrylic Antique White. I used some texture paste and the Crafter's Workshop Woodgrain stencil to add the pattern.



These beautiful leaves are from Joy Crafts, the itty bitty butterflies are from Hot off the Press. I coloured the seam binding with Shabby Shutters and Tattered Rose and the bead pins I made using stuff from my stash.



The sentiment is from Inkadinkado, the bird on the nest is from Urban Stamps and the wreath is called Catalina and is from Memory Box. The tag was cut from the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates die set.




UPDATE:
My card won awards in the following wonderful challenges:


  


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


75 comments:

  1. Oh this is gorgeous, love the subtle shades and all of the layering. If I can fit it in this week I will most definitely will be entering.
    Lorraine

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  2. Amazing Pamellia, love the backgrounds, every one of them lol! Love the soft colours you have used. Love all the intricate details you have added, so beautiful. looking forward to your launch for tomorrow lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Soft, mystical, full-of-life, with lots of hidden treasures - I just love your creation, Pamellia - and the beauty it holds. The story continues in your wonderful, hand-made background - all the interweaving of your elements and the design itself - sigh - it's truly remarkable. hugs, de

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  4. I am fascinated by all the details! It is gorgeous!

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  5. Gorgeous backgrounds Pamellia! Love the choice of stamps you used to create this crafting gem!!! Shabby bow is to die for! That little birdcage charm is such a great touch, just fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration my dear!

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  6. What a treasure! Just gorgeous creation, Pamellia.
    Hugs ♥

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  7. Absolutely and totally stunning! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Oh my gosh, I love visiting you, Pamellia!! I get so inspired every single time!! Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! I love each layer and the details that went into creating them!! They combine for one amazing card!! Each detail is just perfect!! I love the colors, the design - everything!! I absolutely adore your style!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. this is so pretty and delicate and just beautiful x

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  10. Aaha Its Gorgeous..loved the soft colors and you are amazing with creating your own backgrounds and master in layering them :)

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  11. Well Pamellia you know how much I am loving to get down and dirty so you have inspired me to enter your choice for this challenge. LOVE your inspirational card and oh everything about it....and No the image you commented on only took me around 45mins tops to colour. xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  12. Hi Pamellia, this is such a beautiful card, love all the layers and the added textures, colour looks gorgeous too.
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for sharing this over at FSC. xx

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  13. Love the colours and textures you've created here, Pamellia. A beautiful card.

    I've just come up to my studio to play so I'm going to see if I can create some backgrounds and enter the challenge :)

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  14. Each layer is a work of art Pamellia soft, subtle and beautiful. So right for our challenge.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  15. Yet another stunning creation Pamellia, lovely soft colours and great dimension with my fav honeycombe stencil.

    B x

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  16. Absolutely stunning card, Pamellia, as usual! Love all the beautiful layers, your stencil work, fabulous soft colors and especially your amazing bow! Thank you so much for the inspiration, my friend!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  17. Beautiful! I love when you do shabby and soft colors! You are a master at layers, too.

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  18. Wonderful background and layering. Everything fits so well together

    Love Chrissie xx

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  19. Gorgeous card Pamellia, might just join in this one. Thanks for the visit. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  20. This is beautiful Pamellia, so many gorgeous layers and wonderful texture. Pretty die cut details and embellishments - a brilliant project as always.
    Pauline
    x

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  21. Perfect challenge for you Pamellia as you make lots of fabulous backgrounds and this us yet another masterpiece. Love the bird image and cage embellishment . So many wonderful layers to admire . X x x

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  22. Gorgeous mix of colors, layers, dies and stencils! a beautiful background and composition Pamellia! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  23. Gorgeously gentle Pamellia. You put incredible details and media into all your pieces - true artistic dedication for sure. When I saw those pretty pins I said to myself I bet Pamellia went and made them herself! And you did!!! Is there anything you cant turn your hands to??? Hope this week is good to you. Nicola x

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  24. Another absolutely stunning creation Pamellia. Such a fabulous soft choice of colours and all those wonderful layers. Gorgeous - oh and the pins!!!! - amazing!! Have a great week and my apologies for not visiting much, I don't seem to get your posts up on my blog list very often, so I have reset everything so I hope it is now working properly. Jennie x

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  25. Each layer is crafted so beautifully. Aeros me details..wonderful all around as always! Xx

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  26. This is stunning, gorgeous colours and textures and full of beauty.
    hugs Sue xx

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  27. Beautiful and very inspiring, I love each and every layer and you are so clever making your own products - the result is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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  28. Wow I just adore all your layering Pamellia.....like a multi tiered cake! Every layer has something tasty in it!
    Biggest hugs
    Donna xxx

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  29. So many lovely layers Pamellia in your beautiful card, it's a shame to cover them up. This is such a gorgeous colourway,a pastel delight x

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  30. Hi Pamellia this is a gorgeous card I love the colours and all the textures. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Hugs Jackie DT

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  31. Fantastic layers and a gorgeous card.
    Yvonne xx

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  32. Gorgeous card Pamellia, delicate colours. Hugs ;-) Veerle

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  33. This is gorgeous Pamellia!! I love all of the stenciling and your beautiful colors, fabulous stamps too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  34. fantastic colours and layers. xx

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  35. Oh wow - lovely project. Thank you so much for sharing this shabby chic project with us t Open-Minded Crafting Challenges. Stunning. Good luck on your entry.

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  36. Amazing as always Pamellia!! xx

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  37. Yeppers, this is a Bubbles card! Awesome sauce! I think your layers are truly inspiring and your color choice is superb. My question is: what kind of paper (cardstock?) is best used to make these wonderful backgrounds? Some papers I have tried just shred while I work on them. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  38. Beautiful and elegant card Pamellia. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

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  39. What a beautiful creation-just gorgeous!
    Best wishes,Nessa xxx

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  40. Cool challenge you picked :) thanks for showing us three ways with your gorgeous creation. I love the colours you chose and stamping through a stencil then putting texture paste on next layer really looked awesome:)

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  41. Fabulous! Each hand made layer looks wonderful and what a great theme!

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  42. Wow wow wow Pamellia another stunner from you I like all the layers, the texture and the embellishments
    Kevin xx

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  43. Beautiful backgrounds Pamellia ... love the card in it's entirety ... beautiful colours and embellishments

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  44. My Word, Pamellia! You never fail to make my jaw drop when I visit your blog! All these wonderful layers, so well coordinated--Tattered Rose-now that's a shade I NEVER think about using, but it looks just amazing there with the Shabby Shutters! I love, love, LOVE everything about your card, and the repetition of the bird stamp is just genius! I could do an entire shopping order from your one card! Big Hugs, my friend! Anxiously awaiting 7 bells!

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  45. Just love this these - so fun and very exciting to see what everyone does. Pamellia - your backgrounds are so wonderful and we got more than one too - so fun. They all go together perfectly and it's just soooo beautiful. j.

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  47. Oh! Pamellia, it's a joy to visit and see your amazing work, I love the colours in this too and all those little extras that make your work your own. Love love love it.

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  48. Hi Pamellia
    A veritable texture fest. Wish we had strokeyvision as your creations are always tactile heaven.
    Great brief for the challenge. Trust you to come up with that one hahaha!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  49. Shabby chic perfection here! Gorgeous layers and design!

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  50. Pamellia, your projects are always complete perfection! This is the perfect theme for you and one I really hope to experiment in this summer. Your elements are lovely on their own but spectacular in their perfectly designed positions. Stunning colors and so much natural beauty to admire. Inspiring as always, my sweet friend. You are amazing. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  51. Beautiful! so gorgeous, love your design, all your care in adding lovely details, gorgeous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  52. Wonderful, such lovely colour and awesome texture too! You are a real inspiration hun Karen x

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  53. Oh my! This is so shabbylicious and medialicious! Love the colours and the background. And the layers, and all the little details - amazing, as always! Hugs from me xx

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  54. It is always a delight to see each month's creation...and this card is no exception. Thanks so much for playing in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  55. OH my word, this is stunning!!! I LOVE all the amazing layers, the soft colors, and the fabulous texture! Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  56. Another stunning project Pamellia. I love your honeycomb backgrounds - they love fabulous. The little butterflies are so cute and the bronzed embellishments look great. Another winning design.

    Dionne xx

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  57. OH this is so stunning and gorgeous!!!! I love making homemade papers!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  58. Of course that is the theme you would chouse - I could have guessed! lol Fabulous creation! <3
    Hugs! xx

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  59. So gorgeous!!! Fabulous layers and techniques!! I love it all! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea

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  60. Just gorgeous Pamellia. Thanks for the great challenge this fortnight and making me step out of my comfort zone!
    Hugs, Bec x

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  61. Wonderful details on your project! Thank you for joining the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

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  62. Absolutely stunning love all your decorated B.papers and all the little details and texture,love the gorgeous shabby bow and love the die-cut circle of leaves
    Carol x

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  63. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :) Fabulous card! hugs x

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  64. Coo! How late am I getting see this fabulous card! This really is so beautiful with all it's lovely layers and those cute birdies and butterflies! One day I shall carry the computer to my craft desk and try to make something as fabulous as your creations! Oh! can see a problem with that - it wouldn't fit on!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  65. That is so lovely Pamellia, your backgrounds are beautiful and they coordinate wonderfully. Love all your gorgeous embellishments, a fabulous card!

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  66. hi Pamellia just popping back to say--Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x

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  67. Pamellia, this is just stunning. So much fabulous texture and detail. I am always in awe of your creative imagination and your talents!

    Lin

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  68. What a gorgeous creation!! love all the different elements you've added! Thank you for playing at Red Rubber Inspirationals! Barb DT

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  69. An amazing card. I love the little bird and the texture and dimension in the backgrounds are wonderful. Stunning colours and the birdcage charm and pearl pins are lovely embellishments. Sally.x.

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  70. LOVE!!!!!!! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge Pamellia!!!

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  71. Stunning as always. Thanks for sharing this beauty at MMCC. Off to see your other entry now.

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  72. ah, I love your cards :)!!!! thanks again for joining in with us at MMCC :)

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