Wednesday, November 2, 2011

MIM #39: Multi-stamp Background Building

  This week's MIM challenge at Papertrey Ink is to use more than one stamp to build your own background.  I've always loved the cards that Nicole has made using this technique. However, I never attempted to do this until this week.  I was determined to NOT use flowers or leaves. Since I purchased the grid lines cardstock at Stamp-A-Faire, I decided I would finally open the package and attempt this challenge using the cardstock along with the Guide Lines II stamp set.
     Stumped as to what inks I would use, it occurred to me that perhaps I should look into a color challenge.
Enter CR84FN41.  It just so happened that I had the appropriate inks to play. I also loved the colors.


     Now you would think that it would be fairly simple to stamp a decent design with the guide lines cardstock.  It was more challenging than I thought.  Part of the problem was that the steel blue ink blurred my vision of the guide lines. However, for my first attempt I am somewhat satisfied. (I have noticed that as I am getting more "mature " (getting old),  my stamping imperfections are becoming more tolerable.

     I think the next time I attempt this same background, I would stamp a smaller image on the larger one with the alternating color just like Nicole did with one of her samples for MIM.  For my first attempt, it's not so bad.  Thank you for looking.  Tomorrow I'll post more of my Thanksgiving cards.  I promise.

Supplies: PTI CS: Soft Stone, Guide Lines II
Ink: Memento: LOndon Fog, Thatched Straw; Colorblock steel blue
Stamp Set: Iconic Images
Other: Lemon Tart satin ribbon, rhinestones 

15 comments:

Joyce said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love it, and I don't see any imperfections. I agree with you on the color challenges. Since I've started with challenges, I almost always combine a color one with something else, because I have a terrible time figuring out what matches with what!

Mynnette said...

This is stunning! Wow! What a great technique, too! I think that I would shy away from it--but you make it look easy! :)

Elena said...

the colors are so pretty together, and I think it all came together beautifully!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely CAS card Carol! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Terri said...

What a beautiful card. I love the designer paper look you created! I keep meaning to give this a try, because there have been so many times that I wish I had dsp in certain colors. I need to remember to get my stamps out to create some. Great job!

Leigh said...

This is beautiful!! I just bought Guidelines II and want to try this...

Luanne said...

Totally love this color combination. What a pretty card! TFS!

Pauline said...

This is just perfectly stamped and oh so beautiful! Your colour combination is perfect!

Marie said...

Great background, Carol. Love the rhinestone embellishment near the sentiment.

Suzie said...

Beautifully done! I love the colors you used.

Suzanne Russell said...

So pretty! Great way to combine the challenges. :)

Nancy Guse said...

I love the colors you choose to use!!! The purple and yellow is so striking!! Very pretty design!

kingstonmama said...

This is lovely. What a beautiful background you've created. Love the colors, too. :) Ann

Cheryl said...

Beautiful job stamping the background images! Ha! Had to laugh at your comment about becoming more tolerable with maturity! I feel that way, too...sometimes. ;) Thanks for joining us at CR84FN! ~Hugs, Cheryl

veronica said...

your background is great! and i love the colors you used.