Saturday, 25 April 2015


Gabbie Love to Colour

Hi All,

Today I'm sharing this latest card, made with a gorgeous digi stamp which you can find here at Faery Inks.  I've coloured it with my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils as follows :

Skin : FS1,FS3,FS9 TN3,TN4. Pencils 4, 9, 95
Hair : BG4, BG9, BP2, BP3, BP6. Pencil 119, 42, 31
Clothes : BG1, BG3, BG4, BG6
Other: GB10, CG2. Pencils 59, 84

How to make the Background

Easy Background

The background is really simple and effective.  I've selected a frame die and cut it out from a sheet of scrap cardstock.  You need about 180gsm, I've used Neenah. I have used the hole (no2) to ink through with 2 colours of Distress Stain - Picked Rasberry and Tumbled Glass.  I then flicked it with water and dabbed it away with kitchen roll to add texture.  Then I have flicked and splatted some more ink around the card using the same two colours.

I wrote 'dream..colour...create' round the edge of my coloured shape.  I then used the 'waste' shape (no 1) to draw around with a fineliner to create a frame.  I drew 3 different frames, moving my shape each time.

The great thing about this technique is that you do not need to be careful or precise!

Thanks for reading xx


  1. Gorgeous background technique! Thanks for sharing- I'll give it a try for sure!

  2. thanks simone, it's super easy :)

  3. What a clever and effective background, thank you for sharing the technique.
    I really need to be braver about doing things like splatters - yours look so beautiful!