Here are the cards I made for Days 9 - 11 of the 31 Day Card Challenge, and now that things have slowed down a little on my blog I will be able to go back to posting a card a day!
Day 9 - Technique Stamp Kissing
Day 10 - Technique - Create your Own Background using your favorite method.
One of my favorite methods, because of the ease and speed at which you can do this and each time get a random effect is to do a quick Water Color Wash with my SU Stampin' Write Markers on a Plastic Sleeve.
Simply scribble your desired colors all over the plastic spritz with water and press in your piece of cardstock. Before this piece dried I brush a small amount of copper and gold Perfect Pearls across it also to add a bit of shimmer. My cute little pig image is the latest freebie I received as I am playing along with the Progressive Challenge at CDAC (Crafters Digital Art Centre). This is for Challenge #cdacpc21 and the image is from the Doodle Pantry. Other than my card base all the paper/cardstock was from my scrap pile. The corduroy brads which I have had in my stash for a couple of years are from the Eyelet Outlet.
Other Challenges I am entering this card into are:-
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - #Make your Own Background
Lollipop Crafts - #91 Something Old, Something New (Digi New - Brads Old)
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - #77 Animals
Papertake Weekly - #All Creatures Great and Small
Day 11 - Use Brads and/or Eyelets
I used both brads and eyelets for this one. I have a number of eyelets and brads in my stash but rarely use them so this was a good one for cleaning out some stash. I have used the brads as the centres of my ribbon and paper flowers and the eyelets simply to hold my image to my card base. My background has been colored with a turquoise colored Gelato Pen and then brushed over with it with my water brush.