One of the swaps this month was a Background Technique swap and this really intrigued me and I saw this a challenge.
Now that the swap has come around I am finding it more of a challenge than I thought and I tried several designs ... dry embossed, wet embossed, crinkled etc. Then I saw a link on Pinterest ....
I found some pieces of polystyrene blocks and then drew a design on each one. I cut away the background to leave the design proud of the rest of the block. I tried the designs out on several pieces of paper and used several different types of ink until I was satisfied it would be good.
I took a craft card and, using several shades of green, stamped the leaf design round the edge of the card. My idea was to make it look like foliage for a little bird to sit among.
I fussy cut an owl out of some wall paper samples along with a butterfly.
After attaching the owl and the butterfly, I felt the card needed something else but among my peel offs I found the perfect one. Hello.
I am not sure of how this card looks, maybe a bit childish, maybe a bit folksy. I have explained the technique I used to my swap partner and I hope that she likes it.