Friday, September 30, 2011

Fun Background Technique

Happy Friday!

Do you know about the wonderful blog called The Classroom with Ellen Hutson? It's one of my favorites for learning techniques and tips. There are always fun ideas with tutorials, and my card today uses the color-bleed technique. Click on the link above and you'll see Julia Stainton sharing this technique.

I saw another Flickr friend, Teresa, use the same technique. You can see her gorgeous set of cards here.

Julia used small sqaures, colored with Copics for her beautiful card. I instead, decided to create some grass and a sky with my Copics, before adding the dots with the Copic blending solution. Here's how it turned out.



This is a fun way to make a unique and effective background. The card base was embossed with a new folder I picked up recently. The flowers are from the Hero Arts/Basic Grey, Indie Bloom collection, called, Butterflies and Wildflowers and the sentiment is also Hero Arts.

Thanks for your visit today! I'm heading to work, then have tomorrow off. I'm looking forward to another 90-minute scramble over in the Hero Arts Flickr pool! Arlene is hosting and you can read all about it here. If you've never played in a scramble, why don't you give it a try? It is so much fun!

Have a fun and happy weekend! :)

27 comments:

sheila said...

Barb, this is pretty spectacular. Thank you for the referral to Theresa's cards too. I often use the "classroom" too but haven't been visiting there for awhile--thank you for the reminder of what a great teaching resource it is. I love your card!

Therese Franziska said...

this is such a nice technique..i have to put copic markers on my list....
great effect.love what you create!!!
hugs, franziska

CinnamonSally said...

This is fabulous Barb, I have added the site to my favs, now I am off to experiment!!

Tiffany said...

Super beautiful! Love how you created that background and that embossing folder is so pretty!!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful background Barb!

Virginia L. said...

Stunting card, Barb! Love the background and color combo! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

What a cool technique and card! I have never heard of this website but will definietly go and have a look now! Thanks for sharing Barb :)

Nona said...

Love your card, Barb! Thanks for sharing and for the link to this technique :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful card...gorgeous color...wonderful technique! I'm completely inspired, Barb!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your background is stunning! What an awesome technique!

joy said...

This technique is definitely a WOW factor, isn't it? Thanks for the link - I will have to check it out. I have that stamp on order - should be getting it sometime next week! Love your card.

Donna Bowman said...

WOW Barb!!! That background is AMAZING!! SO Beautiful-great technique!!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Barb, I adore your take on this technique! Your card is so elegant, so pretty. The embossed base really is a nice accent.

maryse n. said...

I love the blog you recommended, so many great ideas. I love the technique you used on the card you made, it turned out great!

Karen said...

Love this technique Barb and you did a fabulous job with it!! Love the embossed background too. I forgot about this wonderful site, so glad you shared it here today!!! Hugs!!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, this technique is amazing...and so is your card! WOW! Love the white embossed card base, too...pretty folder!

Sorry I haven't been around to comment...I see you have been busy! LOVE your pics from your weekend...so many familiar names and faces! Sounds like you had a blast!

Dawn said...

Stunning technique Barb. off to visit the other blog now to see how it's done.

Brenda said...

I love how your card turned out Barb! I saw that on Julia's blog and thought WOW! Your card is stunning my friend!

ivy said...

such pretty colors!

jintyoo7 said...

Wow, Barb, this is truly exquisite, love the colours too. Thank you for the link too - this is a definite "must try".

*~řäđĥïķã~* said...

wow, this looks amazing!! and thanks a ton for the tutorial link will try this out sometime :)

78thistles said...

Beautiful job on this card Barb! I saw this demonstrated on The Classroom and think yours is just as lovely! Thanks for the comment on my blog on the pointsettias. Now that I know you have the same stamp, can't wait to see what you do with it ;-)

Arlene said...

Just beautiful - thank you for the tip and a new technique to work on.

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this background technique Barb!!! WOW so creative you are!!!

Jacqueline said...

Barb this is truly beautiful! I think you started something with this one!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous background! Love that with the overlaid flowers. Wonderful!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow this is jaw dropping gorgeous. My eyes dont' know what to look at first there is so much going on. This is stunning and I am so happy that you shared it today.