Saturday, August 6, 2022

Allsorts #688 Create Your Background

 The new challenge at Allsorts this week provides you with the chance to play and get messy if you want to!  You may choose the 'anything goes' option or try the Create Your Own Background challenge!  

The  prize this week is a store voucher from sponsor WOWVOW

To create my background I ink smooshed Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness Distress inks on some Bristol card. When it was dry, I stamped some dots in a sandy color and a screen background stamp in a darker shade, did some black ink and white paint splatter. When it was dry I stamped the leaves and then painted the outside edges and veins of the leaves with Rustic Wilderness. The sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed.  Both leaves and sentiment are from Gina K Designs Botanical Leaves set.

There are some beautiful projects HERE from the rest of the design team. I hope you will check it out and play along this week!

Thank you for visiting. 


  1. I love the colours you have used, reminds me of a watermelon, this works so well for the large leaf stamp.

  2. Love it, Dena! So beautiful and gorgeous stamps!

  3. A beautiful colour palette Dena, who would have thought two leaves could be so very striking.

    B x

  4. This is so very effective especially with the stencilling and beautiful colours too.

  5. This is the third time trying to comment, blogger s..its.
    Your card is amazing and beautiful. Love it;-))m

  6. Stunning card Dena - the colour palette is beautiful. Siorry I'm so late commenting ... as you have comments set to embedded I can't comment on your blog form my ipad at all ... and due to work on house I've not really been able to get at my main computer very easily.
    Pauline xx

  7. beautiful artwork. Love both background and the plant. I recognize it but don´t know the name. :) Nice work!