06 August 2015

Another road trip

I love this beautiful art prompt at ARTastic this month:

The challenge requirement is to make the background a feature.

What I did:  I started out by applying a thick layer of texture paste over the centre of the cardstock, then 'stamped' into it with an embossing folder.  I really love the subtle pattern that shows through:

When it was dry, I added a little doodling around the title and edges.  Then I remembered a little embroidered owl that I've had in my habby-stash for many years... just the right finishing touch!

Here's my layout:

I'm also sharing my layout at:
* Kelly's Scrappy Friends - Word challenge (I used road and trip)
* Clique Kits - Anything Goes

Bazzill Basics cardstock 
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Floral Fantasy embossing folder
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Recycled kraft paper envelope
Washi tape
Embroidered emblem
Paper clips

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  1. Great page and very clever background technique. Thank you for joining our challenge at ARTastic.

  2. Oh! That embossing on the bg idea....BRILL...love how it turned out. And your owl is THE cutest. Funny, how eventually everything finds its 'place', eh? And thanks for the link to the word challenge....might have one for over there this month myself. And as always, sooo glad to see you joining us at ARTastic:):)

  3. Love it all Karen and your owl is adorable. Many thanks for joining us on ARTastic this month and inspiring us.

  4. This is a wonderful background you have created for your page and that little owl is just sooooo cute. Thank you for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  5. oh, love that background. Very creative. Thanks for playing along with CK!

  6. The texture looks great and I love it when you remember you have something to fit a theme . Like Lizzy said everything finds a home eventually. Thank you for sharing with us at ARTastic

  7. Nice page! Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits!

  8. What a beautiful road trip page! Love the background! Thanks for playing along in the Scrappy Friends word challenge this month! :)

  9. I love your background! And the blue of the paper ties in with the blue of the sky in your photo. I just got back from a road trip myself, and I am itching to start scrapping about it.

  10. I love the colors on this layout. Everything looks so good.

  11. What a clever idea of creating a background. It is very effective.Your owl is gorgeous. Looks like it was a remote road trip. Beautiful. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at ARTastic.

  12. wow - seriously beautiful! that background is amazing! thanks for playing along with clique kits! xo


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