Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Watercolor Background Scraps with Lovely Ladies

Hi Everyone!
As you know, I love to make my own background papers.  I always keep the scrap pieces in a folder for use on another project.   I gathered up a pile of the scrap pieces and made a collage of sorts for my background.  Then, I stamped large stamps over the collaged backgrounds to make these girlie cards.  Take a look.

Sample #1

This stamp is called Patricia Swoons from Stampland.  The scraps for the background were made by putting inks, stains, and spray inks on a craft sheet; adding a spritz of water;  and pressing the CS into the inks.  I layered the scraps onto yellow CS.  The stamp is stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink.

Sample #2

This card was made in the same way.  This stamp is called Judith's rose Capeau and is also from Stampland.  the scraps were layered onto Aqua CS.

Pretty fun way to use up all those scrap background pieces!!

******Challenges for my Collage Scrap Watercolor Backgrounds:

Addicted to stamps: anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow: layer it up
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes
ABC Challenge: use up scraps

I made three more cards like this with different stamps.  I will share those with you in a few days.  Tomorrow is the first of the month and the beginning of a New Challenge on the Stampsmith Challenge Blog.  So, check back for that!!  Hope you are having a great day.  Love ya.


  1. I love your backgrounds, and I have to say I have completely fallen for Patricia Swoons - what a brilliant stamp!!
    Alison x

  2. very clever and stylish!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. fabulous use of scraps and an incredibly cook effect! beautiful. xo

  4. These are very pretty! Thanks for playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. What a creative way to use up your scraps. I really like the different and interesting look of the stamps across your papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  6. Hi Karen. Love your card and what a great way to use scraps, fab technique. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika


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