I hope you are doing well. It was warm with summer temperatures on Friday and by Sunday it was below freezing, snowing and very windy. It's still cold this week but it will get warmer soon. No wonder a lot of us (including myself) are fighting colds.
I was very intrigued with backgrounds that my talented teamie Eileen Godwin created and showed on a recent Facebook post. Her tutorial (titled Masterboard backgrounds) can be found on Pinterest Part One here and Part Two here. It's well worth your time to take a look at her blog if you don't already follow her as she posts lots of gorgeous designs here.
I followed Eileen's video tutorial to create the background. (I used a stencil with white heavy acrylic paint instead of Gesso) and then blended Distress Inks over top. I like the 'ghost' effect. I also sprayed the entire card with Glimmermist when finished.
Design by Ryn Products: Japanese Anemone stencil and Circle Cluster Set.
Flowers dies are by Crealies (Set of 3 No. 17 and Uno No.17) cut from a piece of Gelli print and the Flourish is by Creative Expressions.
And below is a small card that I made with the left over background.
I also used Design by Ryn's Spiral Branch set to stamp and emboss over the background and very faintly stamped with Water Droplets as well (I stamped with archival ink and then wiped over top to lighten which worked well on the semi glossy side of the paper). The sentiment is by Impression Obsession.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. blog friends.