Sunday, 29 July 2018

Good Times- Collage Stamped Backgrounds

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting the TLC (Technique Lovers) Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I am calling my challenge Collage Stamped Backgrounds.
I love that I can use multiple stamps to create such interesting backgrounds for my cards.  I like to challenge myself to see how many different stamps I can actually accumulate on one card!!

I began by taking a piece of white cardstock and masked the edges using some Post-It tape.
I really like the look of a nice, clean white border.
I stamped images, grunge elements from many different sets all listed below using some Fossilized Amber and Dried Mustard Seed Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks and my Dried Marmalade Distress inks.  Really fun to see what kind of combinations I could come up with.  When I was happy with the background stamping, I sponged the edges with some Dried Mustard to help define the main area.
I placed the stamped background into my Misti, then stamped the sentiment and the flowers to finish my card off.  I scored a border around the sponged area using my ScorPal and then simply mounted it all onto a white card.

I ended up using 12 stamps on my card today!!

I made the picture extra large so you could see the details I stamped.

I challenge you to create a 'collage stamped background'.  Pull out your stamps and play.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges- HOPE/SYMPATHY

Stamps- Weathered Clock (Hampton Arts)= Faith Hope (Paper Inspirations)= Collage des Rond (Carebelle)= 
Dots (Impression Obsession)= Grunge Elements (TH)= Graffiti (Kaisercraft)= Mixed Media (STAMPlorations)= 
So 80s (WPlus 9)= ABC (Carabelle)= Tape Meausre (Darkroom Door)= Meadow (Inkadinkadoo)= 
Treasure Moments sentiment (IO)
Inks- DOX- Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber DI- Mustard Seed, Dried Marmalade (TH); Tuxedo black (Memento)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Post-It Tape= ScorPal


Christine Alexander said...

Karen you are the queen of collage stamping. So artsy I love it :)

Loll said...

AMAZING! I love the way you layer stamps Karen. They always look so perfect together. Incredible that you used 12 stamps on this card - wow! Beautiful design. I need to try doing more collage stamping. I have only done a few and I find it challenging. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, fabulous stamping in the background and I love the main image and that beautiful sentiment, Kate x

A Place for Kia said...

Wow Karen ... this is fabulous. I would love to try this, but I don't think I have 12 stamps to make up a background. Love the colour choices too.

Nancy said...

You have such an eye for layered stamps Karen! This fabulous card is proof of that! So happy you joined us this week at Just Us Girls!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am always amazed at the beautiful backgrounds you create for your silhouette images. This is so gorgeous and I love the colors.

Susan said...

Love this collage background! Amazing how many stamps you got into it! Looking forward to trying the technique when I get home from a little trip to visit friends.

Viv said...

Loving this colour for a change Karen, great background again and the silhouette flowers finish it off so perfectly too ;) hugs Viv xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! It's amazing that you could use that many stamps and it's still CAS! Fantastic, Karen!

Pat said...

Gorgeous Karen and such a wonderful mix of stamps and absolutely love that colour combination and the lovely black silhouette flowers and sentiment over the top, x

Stef Perry said...

I saw this on SCS and was intrigued by the number of stamps you used. Your background looks so cohesive, it's beautiful behind the sentiment and flowers (I'm afraid mine might look more like a muddled mess LOL! But I might still give it a go.) Terrific inspiration and fun challenge Karen!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Karen, Absolutely Stunning stamped collage background. I love your monochromatic colors that helped blend all your stamped images. Beautiful stamped wildflowers and sentiment too. I hope I get a chance to play in your awesome SCS TLC technique challenge. You always inspire me my friend. Hugs...

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Karen! :-) The background is stunning!! I love how you created a collage effect using multiple stamps!! and the simple silhouette flowers and sentiment are perfect, totally love this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful, but then I never visit and think differently, you are an artist.

Susanne Vargas said...

What an amazing background you've created! The yellows make the wildflowers and sentiment pop! Love it!

SherylH said...

Wonderful background!

Mac Mable said...

You sure are the queen of doing these wonderful and amazing backgrounds. Loving the colours and the many stamps that you have used. So unique and absolutely stunning x.

Macimbalo said...

Wow amazing card! Love that you used so many stamps and it looks perfect - great layout and design! thanks for joining us at JUGS this week!

Craftychris said...

Absolutely awesome! Such a cool collage background for the fabulous silhouettes. xxx

kim e said...

Very vibrant and interesting collage! Love the open space behind the saying.