Monday, July 13, 2015

Simple and Easy Background for a Layout Featuring ColourArte by Kim Fuller

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!  I have a super simple and easy background technique to share with you all today.  I have used my wonderful Twinkling H2o's and a piece of canvas paper to start. The list of the colours can be found at the bottom of this post, complete with links to find them.
I started by spritzing the paper with some water and then apply random strokes of the watercolour to the page. Keep spritzing on lightly with your mister and move the paint around on the page. Remember to leave some white spaces on the page for contrast. Lastly, I took the darkest colour of the "Twinks" and wet my brush and again randomly splattered it on top of the background. That's all I did to create my background!  The point is to have fun, and remember there is no right or wrong way to do this!
Next, I got out my embellishments I wanted to add.
Its now time to layer on the paper pieces I chose, and one of the chipboard pieces from Gina's Designs.
Once, I figured out my layout, I got out some stamps from my stash and did some stamping around the page. I didn't want to overwhelm the background so I didn't press too hard with the stamp, I just wanted some light "ghost" type images.
Lastly, I added some lovely Petaloo Flowers and I also added some Radiant Rain spray in Sunburst, and some Ranger Distress spray in Cracked Pistachio around the chipboard and resin pieces I added. 

 I added a butterfly for a finishing touch, tucking it in around the Prima resin heart.
I hope you will give this simple and easy background a try, the trick is to not be afraid and just play! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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List of Products Used
Prima Resin
Petaloo Flowers
Paper From My Stash
Inkadinkadoo Leaf Stamp
Black Stayzon Ink
Studio 71 Canvas Paper


  1. Its wonderful! Lovely colors and great steps to follow! Thanks!

  2. Hi Peggie Sue! Thanks so much for your lovely comments :)

  3. Great Blog now how do I join?/sign in/follow?

    1. read the doc in the group on Facebook All thing Terri Sproul, read and sign and I will add you Peggy Oliver.. Smiles

  4. Love love the color combination. Beautiful work as always Terri. TFS

  5. Your colors are really cheerful and the instructions on the blog are great. Loved your project.

  6. Hi Sharon, thanks so much for your lovely comment, this was a lot of fun To do! I hope you will give this easy technique a try. Hugs, Kim

  7. Thank you for the tutorial on how to create the background. I'm going to try that!