Saturday, April 30, 2011

Background Stamping

What a lovely challenge we have this week at Scrap and Stamps Saturdays!! You have to create background paper using .... you've guessed it ..... STAMPS!!

I used a background stamp with music notes from Kaisercraft and repeated the stamp on a vertical sheet to create the background print for my photo....and I must admit, I really like the result. It gives a lot of interest to the page and I would never have used the stamp in this way, was it not for the challenge - and that's why it is awesome to play along - makes you think a little outside the box:)

My Martha punch was perfect to create the lace border and the Prima swirls worked a charm. I've added some flowers (actually came as a strip - I decided to dismantle them:)) for 3D effect and inside each blossom is a Pearl centre - a little touch that draws the idea to the finer detail.

A frame stamp behind the title (stamped only half onto the page) creates a stunning focal point for the title - the title got a little bit lost just on the background page.


This really is My Wish came true. I've forever dreamed (and drooled) of having my own SLR camera (for more than 12 years!) - and this is my new "baby":) My very own Canon EOS I just have to figure out how this F-stop business works:) HEEEEEELP!! ;) I'm enjoying every second of the journey to learn all I can - and now I can actually (for the first time EVER!!) take a photo of my little one on the run - without having to wait 7 seconds for shutter lag:)


Play along with our challenge and have fun creating backgrounds!


Happy scrappin'


  1. Your layouts is gorgeous Esti!!! I was jealous when I saw your background paper you made!! I love that stamp (: The colours you used are beautiful and I love your flower!! That is a fabulous pic too!! Have fun with the F Stops!!!

  2. STUNNING LO, Esti!!! I love it ALL...the colors, the flowers, the pattern paper you created...GORGEOUS, my friend!!!


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