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Sunday 18 August 2013

It's all about the background at Hobbycutz Challenges

Hi Folks
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  We had a good time last night celebrating a friend's birthday.  Lots of good food and the wine and beer were flowing.  Didn't get to bed till quite late but still up with the birds this morning.  I just can't lie in, even when I want to.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Hobbycutz Challenges.  Our theme for this fortnight is:
Create your own background

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Crafts and Me.  The design team were generously given some images to work with and here is my inspiration project.

The image was coloured in using promarkers and I added some glamour dust for her wings.  This was ten matted onto black and red cardstock.
For the background I cut a piece of white cardstock and attacked it with my distress inkS.  I used Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.  After inking I spritzed with water to give a mottled effect.  The flourish is a stamp set from Inkadinkado and was stamped with Fired Brick distress ink.  I mounted this onto black and red card.  For embellishments I used some tulle, a hand made flower and some sparkly gems from Hobby House.  The little words are from a Woodware stamp set - Useful creative words.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your creations.  Just pop over to the Hobbycutz Challenge blog to upload your entries.  You can also check out the awesome creations from the design team.  Don't forget that if you use any Hobbycutz products you will be entered into a seperate draw to win a gift voucher from Hobbycutz.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed/vintage
The Squirrel and the Fox - Whimsical
Inky Impressions - Anything with wings
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Use 3 of something (sparkly dazzles/words)
Card Crafters Circle - Winged things
Sweet Stampin - Bold and beautiful
Pile It On - No designer paper
Pan Pastel - Create own background
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes


Unknown said...

Mags this is lovely, I do like the background you have created and it really suits that superb image xxx

Sue said...

This gorgeous Mags, I love the image and such beautiful background colours.
Glad you had a good time last night!
Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I like the sweet image the colours and flower.
Kevin xx

Chana Malkah said...

This is just delightful! I love the inspiring word chats and the bright cheery colors. Nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Mags, love the background and the tulle looks beautiful with the image.

Linda xxxx

rachel said...

just adore this image Mags and love your background especially - the colours really are scrummy xx

Kathyk said...

And it's a simply smashing card and super background


Elizabeth Hart said...

I love what you did with your background paper - fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness Mags this is truly beautiful x

Terry said...

Great project and your background is just fabulous, thank you for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK , hugs Terry xxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Beautiful card Mags and love the background you did - gorgeous! Susan x

Laine said...

This is so stunning. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at PCJ Challenge.

Blossom Cards said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

Kim said...

Wonderful creation. I really love the background you created, the colors are beautiful!Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

carol said...

what a super card and a great BG ...thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Katie said...

Gorgeous card, love the touch of glitter on her wings!
Thanks for playing in our "Wings" challenge at Inky Impressions and "No Designer Paper" at Pile It On and good luck!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a pretty card. With my DT hat on thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

Karen Petitt said...

This is gorgeous Mags, love the colours and the stamping on your background is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Distress/Vintage challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/

GinaA said...

Wow re colours, fab background and love the finished piece.

Jennifer said...

This is so lovely! Wonderful fabric touch! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Dawn said...

Love the colours you've used on this one! The little sentiments are fab too! Great work as always Mags!
Dawn xx

Gail said...

This is definitely BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous colors, great image, wonderful papers...this is perfect for our challenge!

Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge! --Gail

Natali said...

Gorgeous and sunny background. Love it!! Perfect combinations with image and fantastic flower.

Sandra said...

Very pretty.
Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'