Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Last Of The Backgrounds!

I thought I would share the final two pages that I put together for my article on creating your own backgrounds.
To create the background on this layout I used some bubble wrap as a stamp and then added interest using stamps and distress ink. I tried not to worry about stamping over images that I had already stamped even if it meant almost covering them up.



I painted all the chipboard stars and then highlighted the edges using distress inks. I kept the Dusty Attic chipboard clock really simple and just painted it with acrylic paint the same as the title.



Linds (the editor of Scrapbook Magazine) sent me some papers to create a page for this article, when I opened the box it was full of American Crafts goodies. Now those of you who know me know that I really don't do American Crafts but I got stuck in and was actually really pleased with the end result.


I love ledger paper and I love adding stitching on my pages so I thought I would combine the two and create a stitched ledger background. This was very time consuming but I love the finished result, I simply drew out the design onto the cardstock in pencil, stitched over all the lines and then very carefully rubbed out any pencil marks that were showing.

Thank you for all the lovely comments that were left on my last post I am still on a high! lol My nephew has had a look at his photo on the banner over at inspireME and was so excited. He asked if he was famous now!
TFL
xx

11 comments:

Jill said...

You created the stitched ledger background??? Wow that takes stitching to a new level!! It looks brilliant! Just love that brick effect as well. Wonderful! Jill x

Jolaine Frias said...

Rachael, this is such a beautiful and soft LO! LOVE the dusty blue shade you chose here. Fabulous work!

Romy said...

Your first layout is simply brilliant! I just love the background you created and your wonderful distressed layers of paper. Your second layout is a true beauty too. I see what you mean with the AC papers: I wouldn't have any idea how to use them. But actually you made me love them a lot: what a gorgeous, bright page. I just love the balloons and all the fun colours that you used!

Gems said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love the Smile layout :) And the backgrounds look amazing! xx

Sarah said...

Love this Rachael - love the bubble wrap backgroud - will have to try this!

Sarah xx

Julia said...

That ledger paper is inspired! I would never have guessed they were ac papers - you have made them look very different :). Lovely pages x

Sherrie Suttles said...

WOW, really love the first layout and your background stamps. Love the soft colors. The stiching on the ledger background on the 2nd layout was such an awesome idea.

gwyneth said...

The stitching is brilliant on the ledger page Rachael. Love the whole page. For someone that doesn't " do " American Craft you're pretty damn good at using their product :)

sixofone said...

Fabulous ideas. Love the stitching

Rachael Funnell said...

Once again Rachael!!
FAN FAB U LAS work...
Your Smile Layout is SO WONDERFUL..
Love the color combo!! & YES! the background looks AWESOME.......
& Your Sweet 16 layout is SOooo
FUN & Bright & WELL, GORGEOUS.......
How AWESOME does that Stitching look!!!
♥♥

Mj said...

OMG how long did that stitching take!!!! but well worth it love the effect. Mj x