Thursday, 11 April 2013

Distress backgrounds - Helen Chilton style!

This week at Paperartsy, is Helen Chilton's final turn to wow us - and wow us she has! However, I've only just had a chance to play, with her Wednesday idea, distress inks on a glossy card and stamping on top with white pen highlighting..

I made two backgrounds, with squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry and salty ocean distress inks.  One of them I spritzed the ink on the craft mat, and one I didn't.

I used Lynne Perella stamps for my main images (I only have two sets, so I am a little restricted)

I thought I'd taken a picture of both backgrounds before I overstamped, but obviously not!



For the second one, I added a couple of Maya Road swirls that I inked with salty ocean distress ink.

both are mounted on some offcuts of black card.



17 comments:

Lori said...

Wow, spectacular page Helen! Love how that background turned out!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love it, Helen, very true to Helen Cs, but still your very own. Just need to upload mine,

Lucy x

Kezzy said...

Wow Helen your backgrounds are stunning, such gorgeous creations :-)
Kezzy xxx

Lin said...

oooh these are lovely and colourful helen...love the stamps you've used!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous colours - I love the way that every time you splat it comes out different!
Helen

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the colours and the white highlights you've used for this challenge. I have just started a blog called magpieheaven.blogspot.co.uk - I am such a novice. Please, please give it a look, as I am feeling quite lost in the land of blog and I've had very few views or comments!

Kezzy said...

Hi Helen thanks for the fab comment, the wire is just off a reel of cheap wire, I made it squiggly by hand and pliers so I could cover the block a bit as it wasn't square. I am quite pleased with it lol. Xxxx :-) Kezzy

Almo said...

Hi Helen, I am loving your colourful backgrounds and the white highlights. Hugs Mo x

ionabunny said...

Lovely colours, great images

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous work, love the colours xx

Virginia said...

gorgeous hun as always!

Sue said...

Brilliant Helen, the colours are gorgeous. Hoping to find some time today to have a go xx

Hettie said...

Great pieces today Helen!
Maybe see ya tomorrow?
xx

Trish said...

They are both amazing! Love them!

Craftyfield said...

Love both of them, great backgrounds !

Carmen said...

Those colours are amazing - really love those backgrounds - will have to go check this technique out :)

The black background is perfect - really makes those colours zing even more.

Hope you are having fun today - leave me some bargains!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous page - those colours really zing, and the images are so cool with the highlights!
Alison x