Thursday, 26 March 2015

We're Not In Kansas Anymore...

It's the amazing Nellie's turn to pick the challenge this week at Stampotique and she has asked us to choose our favourite background technique. I think mine is the 'everything but the kitchen sink' technique so this is what I've made.
I've even remembered to take step by step photo's but you can skip these if you like :-).
My chipboard album painted with DecoArt multi -surface satins and a wee bit of Media interference paint in gold and lilac. (All the paints used throughout are from my stash of DecoArt paints. I've recently joined their Blogger Outreach programme and can't wait for my parcel to arrive :-)  )

 Ready for some PanPastels now. I've used gold, silver, and bronze over the top of Versamark. The stamps are
Text Block 3 and
Some stenciling now with my favourite sunburst stencil and more DecoArt paint.
More stenciling and finally some stamping. Can you tell how the weather has changed - the sun keeps coming and going. I've stamped and painted Janet's 2 Nuage's  and France's Majestic Tree.
I've also added some of France's Romantic Text with orange PanPastel.
I've painted more card and stamped Majestic Tree and die cut to make a lolipop tree.
Dorothy and Toto have been watercoloured.
I'm pretty sure these guys were not in the Wizard of Oz! Jo's Mushroom Group and Kira's 3 Dwarfy Gnomes have been painted. I've used Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker's on the gnomes - I do like theses but have to practice not just using them as felt tip pens! The sun is shining again now lol and it really picks out the interference paint.
I've spent all day doing this ('cos I'm so slow) and I had a fab time so thank you Nellie for such a great challenge.
I hope you join in with us and show us your favourite background technique 

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I'm also entering this into the Pan Pastels Alter It challenge, Mixed Media World's Anything Goes (I bet they're fed up of me over there lol) and Simon Say Stamp Wednesday which is also anything goes.
Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. OMGosh! Such fun Sue, love it! xx

  2. Fantastic piece, Sue! Hugs, Valerie

  3. That's an amazing page, love it.

  4. Love it Sue! It's so funky and bright,just what I like ;)
    Of course we won't get fed up with you over at MMW,thank you for playing along with us,it's fab to have you ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. stunning, great background!
    Groetjes Karin

  6. Hi Sue,

    This is really beautiful!!! :)

  7. Haha your page really made me laugh - I LOVE this!! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media World xx

  8. Congratulations on being accepted on the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Programme Sue, was wondering when you would join us, mwah:-) xxx

    Not sure what my fave background technique is but not worried as probably won't have time to join in this week, more sorting of stash going on, will be so glad when it's done lol.

    We will NEVER tire of your entries over at our challenge, keep 'em coming.

    Mo:-) xxx
    DT MMW

  9. You condensed the whole story (pretty much) onto one chipboard journal page, Sue! Such a busy background AND foreground, yet one does not compete with the other. They work well together. Nicely done!

  10. A fab stamped and painted scene, I so much love this. You did a great work as we can see the step-by-step photo's and read the details thanks Sue. I love that despite I miss time sometimes to read all the step-by-steps, but it's never boring on your blog! (unlike me haha). Have a good week, hugs xxx

  11. Fabulous fantastical page, Sue - this is so much fun... straight out of Wonderland!
    Alison xx

  12. hello Sue! wow, what a process...thanks for sharing the steps...this is amazing! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  13. That is so much fun! Love your 'everything but the kitchen sink' technique, amazing results :O)


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