Sunday, March 24, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #108: Inked Backgrounds

The MIM challenge this week was Inked Backgrounds. I love stamping backgrounds and inking backgrounds. I played around all week long in stolen moments. I have some backgrounds I'm actually saving because I haven't formulated the rest of the card in my head LOL! In the meantime, on Friday afternoon I got home from work and my box from PTI had arrived and I really wanted to try out the Year of Flowers: Morning Glories set. I have had that set on my little wish list for forever. I love morning glories. A few years I had them growing up around my mailbox - they are just so beautiful. Anyway - I did have a dilemma - I didn't have the Copics I needed to color them (gasp!). I did have some prismacolor pencils but I had my mind set on markers. I decided to hit Michaels as they've recently been carrying them. Well - they didn't have what I needed. I noticed American Crafts Chromatix - the colors looked right so I gave them a try. I stamped out the image a few times and dove in. I'm not sure I'm a complete fan - but I think they worked ok. The greens are Copics. But let me tell you about the background. It's simple but I kinda like it. I used Background Basics: Tin Types. I stamped it with Versamark on white cardstock and then clear embossed it. I applied Fine Linen ink first then I went back in and layered on some Kraft Ink. The sentiment is from Fillable Frames Sentiments stamped on the Double Ended Banners die. Then I decided to add a little butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies stamped in Versamark and clear embossed. (I originally considered doing another background instead of the butterfly but I was afraid it was going to get too busy).  Alrighty - that's all from me right now. The kitties are begging for dinner and the people food is about to come out of the oven! Have a good one!

4 comments:

artful-notions said...

Absolutely beautiful. Every layer just right. The morning glories are Devine, copics or not. That sweet butterfly, perfect. Can you tell I'm a fan?

Marybeth said...

Tracy I love the way your flowers came out ,you colored them beautifuly ....wow! Your background also looks beautiful it's hard to believe you started with white. But I know I did the same...people think I used kraft. Gorgeous card!

Kate W. said...

I have the hardest time coloring Heavenly Blue morning glories. I think you captured their color perfectly.Just the right hue and shading. Such a lovely card!!!

Leigh said...

What a lovely card, Tracy!