Friday, 26 September 2014

Grid Background Card and Notebook inspired by Anneke De Clerck for Paper Artsy



On Paper Artsy, a new Guest Designer, Anneke De Clerck, made a Mini Book/Notebook from scratch using a bookbinding, and a wonderful background paint blocking technique that I wanted to try. I am entering the Paper Artsy September Challenge.


I used Smoothy Heavy Weight Card and went about it a very long-winded way as I used Eclipse masking strips to form grid lines. I've now ordered a mask which will be easier but probably a different sort of effect. This took me ages. I started off like this. with Marlin, Evergreen, Plum, and Dusty Teal.


Then I added some lighter, brighter colours.


And the dry brushing of Chalk. I really like the metamorphosis into pastels! I will definitely do this again!


In fact I did!




Here's the card and notebook I made, and I have some left from the first sheet to make something else too. Thanks, Anneke.


18 comments:

  1. I love it, Lucy! Worth all the effort in my view. Beautiful.

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  2. This looks just amazing, Lucy. It might have been a long-winded way of achieving the technique, but it certainly looks worth the time and effort. Terrific stamping too. Lovely work, Lucy. xxx

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  3. WOW Lucy you have more patience than I do, would of given up with all those blocks!! But it looks fabulous, great idea to make the card too xxx

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  4. Time very well spent in my opinion, it's fantastic x

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  5. Well worth what must gave been a lot of work, fabulous result and love his you gave used them
    Live
    Amanda x

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  6. This background looks so beautiful, such a lovely colour scheme xx

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  7. Wow I love it Lucy! Fabulous background and colours are great. Card and notebook are very lovely xx

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  8. These are both beautiful Lucy. Love the results from this technique but not sure I have the patience for it, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  9. Fabulous designs Lucy, love the effects you achieved.
    Have great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xx

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  10. Love these Lucy - great technique and beautiful colours. Claire x

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  11. Beautiful result! I am impressed by your patience, well worth the effort though...

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  12. Love these! What a wonderful technique!

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  13. Fab, I love your masterboards to make other items.

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  14. Wow, you made 2 awesome sheets! Lovely colours! A time consuming job but very worthwhile! I love the way your notebook turned out. Fabulous card too.
    Thanks for joining the challenge ♥

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  15. My favourite Darcy stamp looks amazing her Lucy, two makes from your master board both are beautiful :-) xxx

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