Thursday, June 19, 2014

DIY Background

Have you checked out our Monthly Challenge for June over at Spectrum Noir? This month is all about Backgrounds. Get all the details on the Challenge Entry Facebook Page. For my background sample I created this striped pattern using Spectrum Noir Markers. This technique is sooooooo easy you'll be creating DIY backgrounds in all the colors of the rainbow...all day long!
Using both the fine tip end and chisel tip end of your Spectrum Noir Markers, you get a variety of line widths. I wanted the lines to have a whimsical feel to go along with my images - so I made them freehand. If you want your lines perfectly straight, try using a ruler as a guide.
I colored this adorable Eat Cake Graphics stamp with my markers....then trimmed and mounted with foam adhesive on my striped background panel.  "friend" is a diecute that I covered with glitter. This clean and simple (CAS) design is one of my favorite "go to" layouts.

Spectrum Noir Markers used on my project:
CG1, CG3, IB1, TN1, TN2, FS2, CR3, GB1, GB4, GB9, BT3, BT5, CT2

  • Stripe Background: CG3, BT3, CT2
  • Dog: GB9, TN1
  • Collar: BT3, BT5
  • Dog Tag: CT2, GB4
  • Hair: BG9
  • Skin: FS2, CR3, TN2
  • Pants: BT3, BT5
  • Shirt: CG1, CG3, BT3, BT5
  • Shoes: GB1, GB9
  • Cone: GB4
  • Ice Cream: IB1

Now it's YOUR turn!

We'd LOVE to see some backgrounds created by YOU with your Spectrum Noir products. Are you in? ;)

To see a bunch of background tutorials on the Spectrum Noir Blog - click HERE.
To enter the June Background Challenge - click HERE.
Have a great day!

Project Supplies:
Spectrum Noir Markers CG1, CG3, IB1, TN1, TN2, FS2, CR3, GB1, GB4, GB9, BT3, BT5, CT2
Eat Cake Graphics Stamp Unselfishness
A Muse Studio Cardstock
Paper Smooches Die
Lawn Fawn Sequins
EK Success Border Punch
Art Glitter

1 comment:

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Well... I think this is just awesome!!! I LOVE this background! I would have NEVER thought to do that! So adorable!!!