Monday, 18 April 2016

Friends share coffee

Here is the third of my mixed media background cards, if you haven't see the others they can be seen here and here.


This background started as a bister mop up over which I applied crackle paint through a stencil and let it dry.


The colours weren't vibrant enough for what I wanted to I took a couple of dylusions misters and gave a couple of fairly quick sprays.


Still not happy with it I then brayered over a little white gesso lightly so that it mostly caught the raised areas, but you can see it picked up some of the coloured inks and created an effect I really quite liked. I gave it a coat of matte medium to seal it.


To finish off I made up one of Tim's take away coffee cups, added some collage bits and die-cut the friends celebrate words.


All I had to do then was put it all together.


Again I know just the person for this card.

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx



16 comments:

sally said...

I really love the background of this one Brenda ....wouldn't mind a coffee right now either!

Sally

Doreen said...

Love the background,I have never thought of using crackle paint through a stencil...Just gorgeous.xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

The background turned out great, the brayered gesso made all the difference! Love how you finished it too, great use of that coffee die!

Almo said...

I really like the brighter colours on your background here Brenda together with the stenciled crackle, and as Astrid says the gesso gives it more interest too, another lovely piece. Mo x

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a beautiful background Brenda !
Corrie x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful card, Brenda!!

Kaz said...

Au love all the textures and layers!! A great make xx

Team Clark said...

How fun (and how true!) Love this amazing background!!! My favorite of the three. Hugs, Autumn

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous background for this inviting brew,
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

I really enjoyed hearing about/seeing how you built up that gorgeous background - this is so beautiful Brenda! Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

What a fun card, Brenda! Love the background!

Anita Houston said...

The texture is sublime!!!! Gorgeous! LOVE the whole card!

Véro said...

Oh,marvelous !Bravo!

Sophie said...

Wow! Was für ein grandioser Hintergrund.
Ein fantastisches Ergebnis.
Und es sieht nach ganz viel Kreativität aus :-)

Liebe Grüße x

Suzanne C said...

Sweet! The background colors are so pretty and the coffee is fun and a perfect card to give to a good friend!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant! I love how the gesso has picked up some of the colours! Chrisx