18 February 2013

Just playing

Hello there, I've been playing!  I love being able to try out new techniques and also making my own background papers.  I picked up some Impasto Paste and have been playing around with it and made this textured background.

For this background I spread a thin layer of Impasto paste over a 5 x 5 piece of white card.  then I bunched up a piece of plastic kitchen wrap and dabbed it over the wet paste to create an abstract texture.

Once this was dry, I sprayed some of my much loved Lindy's Stamp Gang mica sprays on it and let it dry again.  I chose colours that would compliment this fabulous image from Make it Crafty.

Anastasia is the image I've used here, it's a Make it Crafty digi, she has been in my collection for a while now, with all those curls and little flowers I've been a little daunted by her but I finally took the plunge and coloured her up.  I hope you like what you see.

 I've taken a few pictures on different angles to try and pick up that shimmer and shine that has collected in the texture.

This final picture shows the Make it Crafty chipboard corner, I sprayed it with the same gold mica spray.  I love how delicate this chipboard is, gorgeous to work with.

I am entering Anastasia into the following challenges.

No Matter Which Challenges - Ribbons and Bows
Dream Valley Challenges - Ribbon and Bling  - My bling is the mica spray and spica pen glitter on the image. 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to say hello.  I appreciate your visit and love reading your comments.

Kasey ~ in Oz


  1. Oh can you ever tell I haven't been blogging for awhile as I have not heard of Impasto paste!
    What a great job you did with this card. I love the texture you got for the background too.


  2. This is so beautiful and love the background technique. The colouring is wonderful and the lady is s well done-great card

  3. WOW!! This is so gorgeous. The pretty image is coloured beautifully and the design and textures are wonderful.
    Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month

  4. Oh how adorable is your card and the image is coloured so beautifully and gorgeous papers too!xx

  5. Wow so much work! What a gorgeous card and a lovely ribbon to finish it off. Thanks for joining us at NMWC

  6. Oh wow, this fab gleaming background must have taken ages to make, but it was so worth it - this is just fabulous! I love MiC images but I have to say I find Anastasia daunting too - but seeing your card I think I'll go for her!! Your beautiful ribbon and bow are just lush, too! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x


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