Saturday, March 15, 2014

Backgrounds into the Foreground

Hi everyone ~
Yesterday’s topic for Clean & Simple 3 was “Backgrounds into the Foreground”. Laura Bassen showed us how to create a plaid pattern with masking. So, I was really excited to try this technique, because I can’t seem to space my border stamps evenly to create stripes or plaids. 



 
 
I just realized that this photo looks 'wonky'...I must have been holding my camera at a funny angle :-)

Anyway, I’m happy with how the card turned out, but wish I had thought to leave some white sections before I got halfway through. I had fun though (and that's what counts, right?), and I think it’s a technique that I’ll use again later, maybe in a certain color combo or shades of one or two colors. I was lucky enough to have this sentiment, too...I think it makes a bold statement with the plaid pattern in the background. 

Well, that’s it for me...Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your sweet comments!

Supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts - Be Happy Today
Ink: Hero Arts - Butter Bar, Fresh Peach, Mint Julep, Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Green Hills; Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White

27 comments:

Greta said...

Your background came out great & that was indeed the perfect sentiment, Barb!

Lin said...

What a lovely mix of colors, Barb! Sounds like a great class!

Laura B. said...

Beeeeeautiful, Barb! Love your beautiful color combo and sentiment!

JJ Bolton said...

Gorgeous, Barb! Love the color combination! Amazing what can be done with just ink;). Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

mimijudy1975 said...

Your card is lovely. The colors you chose make a very colorful plaid background.The bold sentiment really does seem to pop !

Betty said...

your plaid is so cool - fantastic background for that sentiment!

Cris said...

Your card turned out gorgeous! I still have to watch that day of class, but I can already tell it's gonna be a good one! I love the bold sentiment, and it looks great over the plaid.xx

Sarah Gray said...

This is stunning - the sentiment is perfect over your fab plaid! Love it, Barb!

Virginia Lu said...

You stamping is impeccable.. Barb! I didn't think I could achieve a gorgeous result like this, that's why I took a slight different approach (LOL)!! You did a GREAT job on this one! An A PLUS from me :)

Cat Craig said...

Oh WOW Barb, I am not much for the plaid thing...but darn this is GORGEOUS. Marvelous job putting these colors together, your inking and yes that striking bold sentiment is perfect.

Marlene Bonetti said...

Outstanding card, love all about it!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning plaid Barb. great colour combo

nedergaard ( Lissy ) said...

Your card turned out stunning, Barb... I have to try this today :-))

Have a good day

Vicky Hayes said...

Barb this is a real wow! I love the colours you've chosen and the way you finished it simply with a sentiment. Glad you enjoyed my daughter's nonsense with SU names!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card! The background is perfect. Thanks for reminding me I need to get busy and work on that class. I have everything printed and that is as far as I have gotten.

Hannelie said...

You should feel happy Barb, because this looks AWESOME!

KayM said...

Wow! This is really wonderful Barb! I love the colors you used for your plaid and it's all so nice and straight! Something I probably wouldn't have been able to accomplish! haha! The sentiment looks lovely stamped right in the foreground!

Tracey McNeely said...

I only wish that I could stamp so beautifully Barb! It is perfect in every way, and Ii love that sentiment. Makes me happy every time I see it!

Leslie Hanna said...

This looks great!

Rosemary said...

your card just makes me think of summer and madras print, barb!! so cool!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! This is WONDERFUL!!! Love your card! Hugs, Karin

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome, Barb!!!

lostinpaper said...

WOW, your plaid is perfect Barb, such a great combo of colours too, now I can't wait to try this technique myself!

Jean said...

Wonderful plaid and that sentiment is just perfect!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Honestly, I think the white would look good, don't get me wrong, but I am over the moon with your plaid just ezackly the way you have made it! I LOOOOVE plaid!! I think the fab Laura has a video on her site for how she does it; it's on my long list of things to try. You inspire me, Barb!! Hugs, Darnell

Jeanne J said...

OMG I cant believe you made that background! It looks amazing!

Loll Thompson said...

Fabulous card Barb. Love the big, bold and bright plaid design ... perfect backdrop for your large sentiment. Looks like you're having lots of fun on the course! Loll xx