Saturday, July 2, 2016

winnie and walter and ellen - background building

Don't curse me - I'm back again cuz I've been on a mission playing along with two of my favorite companies who are sharing the love - Winnie and Walter and Essentials by Ellen.


You can check out all the fabulous inspiration at Winnie and Walter or The Classroom blogs.

This card is for the Day 3 Challenge of background building as well as the Day 5 Challenge  to use this gorgeous mood board.


Background building. One of my favorite things to do. But the last of my creations for Share the Love cuz... which stamp(s) to use???  And then the tiny little Sparkle set fell out of my pile of WW lovelies and voila! See that classy setup in the lower left corner? Gave me all the inspiration I needed to make this card.


I did draw myself guidelines with a pencil, but this image makes lining things up (even without a MISTI!) very easy. Just added a touch of Delicata gold pigment ink to the centers of the sparkles. For more sparkle ;) I LOVE the retro feel I get from this design. (Why does it give me a retro vibe?!?!?)


The icing on the cake is the die cut "congrats" from Essentials by Ellen Zipper Panel. I cut it once from white CS I'd swiped with gold ink and then topped it offset with a black one.

I'm sharing this card at Craft Stamper, Take it Make it for July.

At CASology.

And at CAS on Sunday where the theme is Black and White and one Color.

15 comments:

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is awesome! LOVE it!

Ashwini Rao said...

AWESOME!! I really don't know about the retro vibe - it actually feels pretty modern to me!! So beautiful with the black and gold combi - just stunning!!

richardbreaks said...

Super pretty and, yes, retro feeling!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning and I agree with Richard...it has that retro feel!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! Love the clean lines and pop of gold!

My Paper Epiphany said...

ps: mid century modern scandi style!

Marina said...

So striking!

Jacquie Southas said...

Definitely a midcentury modern vibe coming off the image, Maria! Love the black & gold. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Ruth said...

Beautifully simple and sparkly. I love making up backgrounds! Xx

Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Maria! Gorgeous design. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Hazel Hodgkins said...

A retro, sophisticated beauty in the lemon and black, Maria! That hint of sparkle just takes it up a notch as well! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Anita in France said...

Cool, stylish, retro, Maria ... love, love, love! Hugs, Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Very stylish! I love how you've dropped the pattern rather than centring it. And thanks for adding it to the Craft Stamper gallery :)

Ellie Knol said...

Wonderful entry for the Craft Stamper challenge this month
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Linda said...

This looks so cool! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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