Thursday, January 29, 2015

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE #180: USE PAINT IN YOUR BACKGROUND

I simply could not miss my friend Corrie Herriman's hosting of the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week.  Corrie rarely creates without paint somewhere in her art, so it was no surprise when I read her challenge:
Happy Wednesday everybody.  My first love in crafting is paint.  So, today I would like you all to use paint in your background.  Doesn't matter what paint or how you apply it, just have fun!
I have been slow to join the trend to use DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, but I did buy two the last time I was in my local art store--Cadmium Orange Hue and Green Gold.  I used them both here, applying with a brayer.  I do have to say that I love these paints, not just the color but the fluidity of them.

This challenge also allowed me the opportunity to use another of my new Stampotique Originals' stamps, "Olive Rose."  Using Black Archival Ink, I stamped my image onto white card stock.  I next cut an 2-1/4" oval on my Cricut using some scrap paper.  I removed the "cut," then placed my image behind the empty oval and cut again.  Next, I cut a 2-1/2" oval on black card stock and used it for matting.

For my sentiment, I used Tim Holtz' Idea-ology "ChitChat" stickers.  



I hope you will take some time this week to get creative.  If you use paint, be sure to link it to the Stampotique Designers' Challenge for a chance to win one of two $30 gift certificates.

Thanks for stopping by--I appreciate both your visits and your comments!



18 comments:

  1. Wow, this is gorgeous Kay. I love putting paint on with a brayer too ! The sharp white and black image and sentiment look fabulously bright on your lovely painty background ! Mwah!
    Corrie x

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  2. Awesome brayering Kay, and love the colour combo that you used!

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  3. Off course you have used two of my favorite colors Kay!! What a sweet image you have chosen for this card! xoxo

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  4. YAwesome! Love your bright painted background!

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  5. You sure can brayer artsy fartsy. That turned out great! I didn't know you had a Cricut.

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  6. Beautiful Kay, I love your use of the colors in the background, perfect!!

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  7. Great background Kay, creating a great card
    Love
    Amanda x

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  8. I love how Olive Rose stamp goes with your beautiful painted background! GORGEOUS

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  9. Now this is superbly yummy Kay,I've yet to try those paints but they sound fab. Loving the colour combo here too,a gorgeous creation again ;)
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  10. Loving the contrast in colours Kay and it's so lovely to see you with Stampotique :)
    Mwah xx

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  11. Great job with the challenge and she is such a precious little stamp!

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  12. Hi Kay, Fabulous!! Olive Rose is my favourite and first ever Stampotique stamp, you used her brilliantly :D xx

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  13. I have just seen a shop here has some of these paints... I am not going there, I am not going there, I am not going there :P
    I do love the background that you created. So nice to be able to custom make your own backgrounds. Beautiful little card Kay. Love the colours and the sentiment. xx

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  14. Oh, what lovely words, and your painty background is so warm. Great card.
    Alison xx

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  15. Fabulous card Kay, loving those colours on the background, xxx

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  16. Fabulous colours of paints, stamp and sentiment Kay, a perfect combination of these three elements!!! I really love this card!! Mwah!

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  17. Beautiful card Kay!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

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  18. Really lovely Kay, the black and white really pops against the background xx

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