Monday, July 9, 2018

Easy Peasy Striped Backgrounds

Hello blog friends! It's time for another inspirational post over on the Cropstop blog. Today I'm sharing three really simple and easy projects centered around the idea of creating a striped background with distress inks and water.
For step by step directions on creating these projects: Visit today's post on the Cropstop blog.

Supplies and Tools for card #1
Dies: Scallop Basic Edges 2 Set from My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Sequins
Misc. Watercolor Paper, Paintbrush 
Ink: Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio, and Scattered Straw Distress Ink (Ranger),  Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Zentangle Butterfly (Woodware)

Supplies and Tools for card #2
Dies: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Birds on a Wire (Spellbinders)
Misc. Watercolor paper, paintbrush
Ink: Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
across my Watercolor Paper

Supplies and Tools for bookmark
Ink: Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Blueprint Sketch , Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink (Ranger), White Embossing Powder, Versamark Watermark Ink
Misc. Watercolor paper, Paintbrush, Sponge Daubers
Stamps:  Zentangle Butterfly (Woodware)
Stencils:  Feathers Stencil (TCW)

I hope you'll stop by our Current Challenge and link up the projects you've been working on lately. The rules are simple - just use a product from any of the companies Cropstop carries in the store and that's it! I hope to see YOUR name in the link gallery this month!

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Mood Board (the blues in the 1st box of the 2cd row)
Tuesday Throwdown - The Great Outdoors
Dies R Us - Anything goes with dies from companies in the store (Spellbinders)
Allsorts - In My Garden
Stamped Blessings - Anything Goes + a Stamp


missgailly said...

Some very cool cards and I'm loving those backgrounds. I'll have to try them out! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL backgrounds Esther! What a wonderful collection of cards! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

brenda said...

A lovely collection of colourful cards and especially drawn to the Butterdly, great for our 'In my Garden' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Kathleen said...

Three lovely cards, great images and backgrounds. Thank you for joining our 'In my Garden' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Carol L said...

I love the backgrounds you created! Those silhouette birds look amazing on the colorful lines - it's definitely a WOW factor card! Loving that bookmark as well with the pretty blue colors. Thanks for the CropStop info, but I feel like I'd be cheating if I entered my nautical card as it was posted 3 days ago. I will check the challenge next week and be sure to play along if I use the right products - thanks for letting me know :)

Greta said...

All beautiful, Esther! Love how you did the stripes!

Majo said...

Beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for joining our challenge at *USE YOUR STUFF*

Majo - DT ♥

Helen Gullett said...

They are GORGEOUS!!!

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done and each one perfect for our "in my garden" theme at Allsorts, thank you so much for joining in this week!

Birgit said...

Hi Esther! Three great cards today. The striped watercolored backgrounds are amazing! Thanks so much for joining the DRU "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you!