Jun 30, 2016

Watch Me Drip DIY Stamped Backgrounds

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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.

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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.

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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!  

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43 comments:

  1. Wow. love this! Fabulous colours and texture.
    Lorraine

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

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

    B x

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

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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

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

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  14. 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

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    1. 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...

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

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    3. Congrats on your win at TIOT! :)

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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

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

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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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!

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  31. 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
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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

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

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  34. Faboulus card,love the background :)

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  35. 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.

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

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

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