Sunday, April 10, 2011

Obsessed with self-made background

I am so obsessed with self-made background lately.....


I stamp, and mist, and distressed, and then stamp again, use my glimmer mist again, it goes on and on and on until I get this.....

Well, I am just making a background for this card....


case this card created by April Muse Silke Ledlow



some close-ups.......



Thanks for stopping by, I am still in San Francisco, it is tough to blog with my tiny netbook with limited internet connection, I will visit you when I get back.....



28 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Very inspiring card Kirsty.... you rocked the background...well done my friend...very grungy look and shabby too...hugs...xoxo

Jane Wetzel said...

hey, this is just AMAZING...wow..love what u have done here!

Heather Jacob said...

love it just love it ..... looks so perfect .... beautiful work ..hugz x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee how you made the background, the colors and the butterflies! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ginny said...

I love your card! The colors are so soft and sweet and romantic. Your bow is just gorgeous and your papers are marvelous!

Sylvia said...

Hi Kirsty, This is a beatiful take on the card! I love it that you are having fun with making your own backgrounds. It is so much easier sometimes than finding just the right one! Great card!

Lada said...

So fine, Kirsty! Spring, butterflies wake up! The spring has gentle colors as on your card! A background magnificent!! I love it!!! X

Theresa said...

beautifully made background. it's perfect. =)

Ros said...

This is terrific Kirsty ... your background paper looks amazing ... and I love the colour combination you used for the card ... beautiful!

Paper Paradise said...

Love the individuality of a self made background. This one is lovely! Sue x

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Woooow, gorgeous background Kirsty, beautifully stamped! Love the card and the colours, great work :).

Helen Tilbury said...

Love your interpretation Kirsty! I know what you mean about creating your own background - it must be a trend right now because I find myeslf doing the same - it's such fun though right?!

Linda R. said...

I am loving that background.. It looks fabulous. Who needs to buy DP when you can make your own.. Hee Hee.. Your card looks wonderful.

Still in SF.. Lucky girl..

Hugs, Linda

Melissa said...

Nice card - great job creating the background.

Agus :) said...

woooow your handmade background is awesome!!!! the whole card is super cute (:

Pauline said...

Oh Kirsty, this is just dreamy! Absolutely beautiful, I love the distressed background, and the colours a soft and subtle, a real beauty!

yyam said...

Whoa! How amazing is that background! Just gorgeous! :)

Dezinaworld said...

absolutely stunning work! love it
hugs june

Ira said...

WOW Kirsty, that background is just the thing!!! Love those cute little butterflies! Shabby chic indeed!!

Sue Lelli said...

No WONER you are obsesses with self made background! This card is BEYOND GORGEOUS! I'm not sure i would have wanted to cover any of that BG up but your other layers are FAB, too!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow....your background is gorgeous. I need to try doing that soon. Beautiful card. :)

Paper Boutique said...

My goodness, keep fussing away, that background is just too perfect. The finished result is stunning!

Craftylicious said...

oohhh I so know wat u mean!! nowadays I'm obsessed with making my own backgrounds too!! lol!! your card is breathtaking! and your background is amazing my fren!! :)

Stella said...

OMG Kirsty; I fell off my chair, climbed back on it :) to write my comment and all I can say is WOW! I have a lot to learn about distressing; looking at your stunning background means one thing; more practice...And I hope that one day I can make a background as gorgeous as yours.
Your card is fabulous; I think I see a winner!

Andrea Ewen said...

Um...I think that I would be obsessed too, if my backgrounds turned out this good! Wow, my dear, this card is absolutely dreamy! The seam binding bow, the butterflies, the fabulous muted colors...what can I say? GORGEOUS!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh I'm very happy to see where your 'obsession' is leading you! I love creating backgrounds too, but don't do this nearly as often as I should... great job with the inspiration!

Sue Kohler said...

What a beautiful tribute to Silke's creation, I love the soft and subtle colours!!
Thank you for joining in the Silke fun at CASE study this week! :)

Jean Martin said...

Woohoo!!! GORGEOUS!!! So stunning! And so wonderfully soft. So glad you could join us at CASE Study Challenge! :)