Monday, 19 February 2018

Make My Monday #65

Good Morning everyone, and welcome to a new week.

Its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday  with the theme this time being


So go and dig out all those inks, paints, pencils, texture pastes, pastels and and have fun.   As most of you know i love my brusho's and pixie powders but decided to go with something different and dug out my stencils, texture paste and paints.  There is something satisfying starting with white card and completely transforming it.

6x6 white cardblank.  After making my background (details below) i added it to the card front.  Then die cut lots of small white flowers, green foliage and little berry branches in yellow.  I added yellow enamel dots to the flowers.  I die cut a black glossy pot and then built up my flowers.  Black glossy sentiment and white butterflies to finish. 

Close up of the flowers. 
I didn't have a suitable size flower pot so dug through my die collection and came across this die - it comes from a tea party set, i turned the die cut upside down and cut the bottom of it - i then had the perfect size pot.  So don't forget to look at your dies and see if you can easily turn them into something else. 

below is details of my messy background

I first added texture paste through a brick stencil onto white card.  As you will be painting over it you can use any colour texture/modelling paste you have.  I wanted it rough around the edges so added less paste there and then before removing the stencil use the pallet knife to add texture to the bricks.  Set aside to completely dry. 

Once dry i added imagination starlight paints in red and orange, blending together in places.  I only needed to add one layer of paint as its highly pigmented.  The photo doesn't show the amazing shimmer this paint has. 

Once the red dried, I then added touches of green paint to look like mossy and more weathered bricks, then i added black archival ink by dry brushing over all the bricks to again add that weathered old brick look, adding more ink between the bricks.  Adding the black really brings up the texture in the bricks i added with the palette knife.  I then cut into a square.  

Items used:
Imagination Crafts starlight paints, red, orange and green
Cosmic Shimmer texture paste
That Special touch - brick mask
Memory box massa leaf die, meadow bird branch, mini butterflies
Xcut teaparty die set
Small flower dies
Viva yellow paper pen (enamel drops)

 Please do pop over to MMM and join in and see what everyone else came up with for Messy Backgrounds, i think this challenge will be really fun. 

We had some beautiful weather at the weekend so hope to see some more of that sunshine this week so i hope you all have a good week too.  Thank you for popping by. Emma


  1. love the brick background against the flowers

  2. Wow, this is amazing. I love how you made the wall. Starlights are a wonderful medium. Must get mine out again!
    Pam x

  3. Brilliant card Emma...What a great the pretty flowers....Joolsx

  4. Oh Emma Wow your creation is absolutely gorgeous, what a beautiful wall of flowers there so pretty. Your wall background is amazing. Have a good week
    Hugs Babs x

  5. a very clever and beautiful card, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  6. Wow Emma, so much work in this fabulous card :-)

  7. Brilliant card Emma, you are so clever

  8. Love your background...great what we find in our craft stash dies etc��A fab card xx

  9. It's so satisfying to use dies for something else isn't it & lovely to see how your background developed ... a wonderful creation ... Steph x

  10. Amazing card Emma, really gorgeous and your background is absolutely fabulous!
    I have been watching brusho tutorials today and had a little play with my new brushos, have a lot to learn! Only problem now think I need lots of stamps and bits for my new style crafting and short of could be a while before I show anything.
    Wendy xx

  11. Wonderful what a stunning card love that background and design Love and hugs Carole x

  12. First what a fabulous texture and color background with your gorgeous flowers Emma.

    Hugs Diane

  13. Another gorgeous card Emma, great background and flowers. Hugs Kathy x

  14. So beautiful flowers. Lovely background.
    Love and hugs,

  15. Stunning card! Love it! Thanks for inspiring me today.
    :) Marie

  16. Love the card Emma, and thanks fir the tips 😘 Glad to see you have so many comments xx

    1. Thank you Dee, yes im lucky got so many lovely followers that take the time to comment. Emmax

  17. Stunning card, very creative with those dies, paints and stencils. Love it x

  18. This is absolutely Amazing Emma....I love it.

  19. WOW, this is a gorgeous card Emma its fabulous! You have sown the seed of an idea, I have so many texture pastes and haven't really used them. Agree with you about the startlights, something else I haven't used in a while. Thanks for sharing your technique and for the inspiration :) Love & hugs - Debs xxx

  20. Beautiful cards Emma, love how you did the messy background Gx

  21. Wow, another amazing card Emma. I love the mixed media effect background and the beautiful potted plant. Stunning. x

  22. What a fun card - just love it!!

  23. Gorgeous card Emma and what a beautiful background x

  24. Beautiful card and love the background..Marilyn.x

  25. A brilliant card, fabulous texture with the brick wall and gorgeous flowers!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and encouragement. Emma