Backgrounds Galore

Happy Wednesday everyone,

Congratulations to Sue the Iron, No 24 who was this months winner of the IndigoBlu blog challenge and scrummy prize.
Here's the link to her blog and wonderful altered heart.

A new monthly challenge starts today, and its all about "Beautiful Backgrounds".  Just click the link here for more info on how to enter and the prize this month.

I really loved making the sunflower card using the IndigoBlu stamps and took the theme a step further to make this altered gift box. The box is made out of chipboard 6 x 6 squares (the lid is a little larger), painted with black acrylic. Then I covered it with stamped white card panels, inked with Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo distress ink and then stamped with black Versafine ink. Stamps used were:

Script Background
Crackleglaze Background
Nature 1 - Butterfly
Poppy Meadow - tag detail

I used yellow and orange Copic Ciao Markers and a walnut stain distress pen for the brown centre to colour the sunflower, and then added a few layers of glossy accent dots to the brown centre to give a textured finish.  I had to add a sprinkle of brown art glitter to finish it off lol!!

Let your imagination run wild, get out your inks, paints, pastels and stamps and have loads of fun getting creative :-)


  1. Morning Clare, Congratulations to Sue. Love, love, love this altered box, the colours and the inking and stamping are beautiful and the absolutely gorgeous sunflower, stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Clare this is beautiful. I am working on covering cigar boxes and they are turning out beautifully!

  3. I love it Clare! I too am working on covering cigar boxes and am going to make a zig zag album to put inside each one!!

  4. Hi Clare,
    Loved the card you made with the sunflower, but this is gorgeous!!! Great use of the background stamps too. Linda xx