Thursday, 11 April 2013

A Barn Swallow.

I thought I would send another entry to the Make My Monday background challenge. Again it is a simple background.

I stamped some Distress inks in Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade on to a glass block, spritzed it with water and then stamped it on to card.  When it was dry I stamped the Barn Swallow from Stamps Away Wildlife set in black. It gives a very interesting background I think and I have used this technique many times using different colours.  The red mat is pearlised card from stock, but the yellow mat was made by me.  I used white Centura pearl card, sponged on a Scattered Straw Distress ink and then spritzed it with a mica spray.  Again, simple but effective.
There are some fabulous backgrounds produced by the DT on MMM and also by other crafters. I'd love to have a go at them as they are just stunning. I wish I could leave comments on a lot of them as they are so lovely, but sorry ladies I am very pushed for time at the moment so have not done any comments yet.  In fact this may be my last post for a while as I am going away  next week for a few days and am busy trying to get my Romahome (a mini motorhome) ready.  Lots to do.  However I have just seen the new CAS sketch challenge, oh dear, I would love to have a go at that one, so you never know!!


  1. Beautiful colours, Viji. Enjoy your few days away!
    Louise xx

  2. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

  3. A lovely card Viji. Have a great holiday

    Bev x

  4. What a great card, visually stunning. Are you going on your hols when your motorhome is ready?
    Thanks for playing again at Make My Monday,
    Rosie x

  5. Fabulous card with an amazinga colourful background. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Hope to see you again. Caz DT

  6. Love this background technique, fabulous colours. thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous creation and an amazing bright background. Thanks for joining in with my DIY background challenge at MMM.
    Fliss x