Jun 30, 2016

Watch Me Drip DIY Stamped Backgrounds

card 1
This card was one of those ideas that popped into my head and I tried to create from that vision.  Sometimes I get ideas this way, other times I just play until it works together.  I dipped my background panel into pools of watercolor, then went to town splattering various colors of teal and brown.  I tried to center them into a stripe going up the card.

card 2
For extra texture and interest to the drips, I stamped this beautiful honeycomb/poppy over the splatters.  I absolutely love using this stamp for background stamping!  I then layered a honeycomb chippie (Tim Holtz die) to bring some contrast.

card 3
I gave the stickers a border wash of black to compliment the butterfly, then sketched lines around them and the border of the card.  I could just eat this background up!  

card 4

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43 comments:

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow. love this! Fabulous colours and texture.
Lorraine

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An AMAZING card!!! Wow!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the background ..drips ,splatter fun ,freedom n happiness ..and butterfly perefet on it !

brenda said...

Just love the colours and the honeycomb background to the Butterfly Autumn.

B x

Zelda C said...

I just noticed your card at SSS - it immediately caught my eye! Absolutely fantastic!! A great work of art!

rachel said...

absolutely stunning Autumn - I love this to pieces and thanks so very much for joining us at Indigo blu challenge this month! Big huggles Rachel x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Autumn, love all the details and great choice of colours. Happy crafting, Angela x

Lisa said...

This is one of my favorite cards of yours, Autumn!! Wow!! The colors are amazing!! I love the background stamping and the gorgeous butterfly!! Absolutely stunning, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Autumn. The colours are fabulous and I love how you've given your card texture. The butterfly is so pretty and works perfectly with the background. This is definitely one of my favourites. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

The Altered Paper said...

The splatter background with the honeycomb is stunning! It is just gorgeous!

Nancy Dynes said...

Oh my goodness!! Your card is sooooooo lovely with that gorgeous handmade backdrop for the beautiful butterfly! I am so impressed with your work, Autumn. I also love the way you sketched around the edges of the card and the words. It added just the right finishing touch. Your imagination is an amazing thing to behold! May I ask what background stamp you used and what kind of pen you used for the sketching? I really want to give those both a try. We are passing through Spartanburg in about an hour. I'm not sure how close that is to your corner of SC. We're headed to our place in Gatlinburg for a week of family fun. Wishing you a happy Independence Day!
Hugs,
Nancy

Redanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the brown and blue combo, your drips and splatters are scrumptious and the butterfly looks so beautiful atop your lovely card! Hugs, Anne xx

Gio said...

Just amazing, Autumn! Such a gorgeous design and interesting background. Thank you for joining us at Indigo blu challenge :-)

Remya Sreekanth said...

Its Beautiful Autumn !

Patti J said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built!

Mimi said...

Hahaha, I get your reference! Now watch me nay-nay! Haha! What would the carfter's version be? "Now use your stamps... now use your stamps..."
This is a beautiful creation. A little jealous of the stamp that looks like tulle! XO

Team Clark said...

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! I couldn't help but add this to my post and wondered if you would be the one to notice. Ha! We are so alike - obviously in the fact that we have kids who listen to this junk! ;0 And yes, I get the tulle thing too, which makes me love that one all the more too. Joann's 50% off...

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is stunning Autumn..

Sue Ralph said...

Hi Autumn, well, 'Wow'!
You have created a beautiful, eye catching card!
Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu Challenge. Good Luck xx

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Autumn, what a stunning card, with such a fantastic rich background and a brilliant design! Your butterfly is to die for! I am in awe! Big hugs! Branka xx

butterfly said...

Fabulous! Love how the honeycomb frames and draws the eye to the marvellous drippy background. Gorgeous colours (of course!). I'll watch you play play any time.
Alison x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow Autumn! This is fabulous! Your vision of this one is excellent! Love it! I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog as well. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Autumn, love the background, and the butterfly looks wonderful perching on the honeycomb fraame.
Avril x
p.s. Thanks for sharing at TioT

Donna Ellis said...

oh! oh! oh! So beautiful - love the underlying coppery elements with the beauty of your jewel-tone blues and amazing butterfly! It's a gorgeous masterpiece! hugs, de

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous texture, layout and colours. Love all your attention to detail and wonderful and fun techniques x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fantastic background indeed! This is such a beautiful card! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Marjut said...

This is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Autumn. The dippy, splattered , stamped background is lush - great choice of colours ( gotta love those teals and brown) and the die works perfectly to ground the beautiful butterfly . Really lovely
hugs x

Teresa Kline said...

WOW...I am luvin this background....totally stunning...thanks for the inspiration, I will have to give it a try! stop by my blog and comment for a chance to win one of the weekly giveaways I am having this month for my birthday! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Mans De Fada said...

Very beautiful background.....love this colours.
Great Job.Thanks for joining with us at Retarte.
Yaiza( Stampartpapel DT)

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!!! Your background is fabulous and all the layered elements go so well together. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi, nice to meet you. Just love your background - it is the way I love to make backgrounds just seeing what happens. Your combination of different textures work so well. Good luck in the IndigoBlu Challenge crafty hugs Pen x Guest DT

Ellie Knol said...

Hi Autumn, I think I am your newest follower (via Feedly); LOVE your style. Once in a while I do a blogpost to share some blogs I became follower of lately via Feedly...Your blog is featured as well on my blog today; if you don't like that, will you please leave a message under this post: http://elliecreahoekje.blogspot.nl/2016/07/blogs-i-became-follower-of-lately-no-12.html

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Autumn! Every time I think I see my favorite of yours, a new one pops up! NO ONE can create such beauty with such speed, my dear! Love this background; I hope you haven't eaten it all up, because I want a bite, too! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Hugs!

Darlene said...

Absolutely AWESOME Autumn ... love the colors and texture! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
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Mimi said...

You are so my homegirl. In crafting heaven we will shop sales for hours straight!

Graciellie Design said...

Isn't this stunning! I just can't with you! <3 <3 <3 Love your work dear friend.

Creative Makings said...

The background is stunning and works beautifully incorporating all the colours and texture.
Thank you for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge x

Vladka said...

Faboulus card,love the background :)

PLISSA ADD said...

Woooo it´s a Beautiful card and background... I love a textures an colors...Thanks for sharing with us in RETARTE of Stampartpapel! Enjoy! Paula. DT.

Mimi said...

Congrats on your win at TIOT! :)

adziamar said...

Fabouluse card, so much work made. Perfect. Thank you for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge.

Maxine Jones said...

Hi Autumn! This is just lovely!! Thank you for taking part in the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge! Maxine x

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