Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Friendships

It's time for our monthly blog hop with Artistic Outpost.
Today I am showcasing the fabulous Think and Wonder stamp set, placing the children against an inky background.
I began by applying Drawing Gum to the background and allowing to dry. Once completely dry I applied Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and mopped up the beads of ink.
I also included a touch of stencilling to the background using Salty Ocean Ink to give a further layer of interest.
A pop of red paint has been added here and there along with the sentiment 'Friendship' from the Skating Emporium Stamp Set.

My fellow team members have also created wonderful pieces of art to inspire you further along the blog hop.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 

18 comments:

Amanda said...

Love this, great background
Love
Amanda x

Inkypinkycraft said...

love this stamp and a gorgeous background for it ! hugs x

Sheila said...

Drawing gum..have not heard of that and will have to check it out. Great background and thanks for explaining how you created it!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

FABulous background! Perfect setting for this beautiful stamp.

massofhair said...

What a fantastic idea for a background and it looks amazing Tracy, loving the stamps and the colours very much :-) xxx

Samra Leshinski said...

Your creativity is mindblowing Tracy! I always look forward to your posts :) Thank you for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day.

Ellie Knol said...

Wonderful creation Tracy, LOVE your background too!

Terry said...

Tracy, that background in blues and green with the pops of red is fabulous for those adorable kids! Now I have to find out what drawing gum is!

Redanne said...

I love this stamp set and really should use it more - the background you created is fabulous and really makes the children take centre stage - a wonderful creation Tracy! Hugs, Anne xx

Karin said...

Looks fabulous Tracy

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous, Tracy! One of my favorite AO image, love the colors and background technique!

Kate said...

Love your card, Tracy. This stamp set is on my wish list. The background is so colorful and bright. Love it!
Kate

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is fabulous Tracy!! I love that amazing background, so vibrant and swirly!! The splashes of red really add spark to your card! Love it! hugs :)

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE the background!!! Gorgeous artsy feel and love the stamp too!

Christine Kiehl said...

What a cool idea! Love the background color and alphabet!

butterfly said...

Definitely one of my all-time favourite stamps, and the layered background is fabulous.
Alison xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the background you have created for this pair! The touches of red are perfect! Chrisx

Shari Trumbull said...

Ah, that drawing gum--Love the effect it left you with in the background, Tracy!! And those pops of red--Fabulous!! A wonderful card for the AO Blog Hop!! Sorry I missed it this time around! XOXO-Shari