Thursday, December 30, 2010

A change to the terms and use of this blog.

I have made a couple of changes: Please see right hand side boxes.

1. These backgrounds / images may not be sold as a collection or in any other form.

2. If you wish to leave a comment to share what you have created with any of these backgrounds / images please feel free to do so. This is simplifying it from what I had before.

Thanks. Now let's see some of your work! Sandra

Monday, December 27, 2010

Lavender texture background.

I used this in the back of one of my journals. It started as some wallpaper which I did not care for the color so I painted it this lavender color then ran some sandpaper over it. It is very textured.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Multi foil lettering on pink background.

Started with a multi stamped background using gesso then painted pink before using the foil and glue technique.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blue and white stamped background on Yupo paper.

Yupo paper is a synthetic water color paper that is practically indestructible. I was experimenting with it here. Will cut this up and use as a background layer on my cards. Enjoy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lavender tone on tone stamped background.

Used this as a inside cover in one of the journals I made. Enjoy this background!

Monday, November 22, 2010

"I'm Growing Old" vintage picture.

If I ever do a personal scrapbook or diary I will write about this. I am grateful for a very young feeling brain. In fact it makes appointments my body can't keep.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Stamped crinkled pink tissue paper background.

Had some extra paint so randomly stamped on this crinkled tissue. Makes nice gift wrap for the small gift too!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Beige background with white doily stencil and embossed heart.

Was cleaning off my plastic doily which acted as a stencil. I rather liked it. Embossed heart could be also used in digital art.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Diamond design showing on painted green n black paper towel.

This is what happens when you paint a surface then run the brayer over a paper towel. I just love the look of this. Hope you can use some or all of it in your digital art work.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Yellow mottled look framed background.

I must share with you how I came up with this. One evening I was walking by the dining table and noticed the light shining through a rattan lattice chair on a thank you card sitting there. I took a picture of it then added the golden colors. It would make a subtle background. Try it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Painted this sheet music before digitally altering it.

After crinkling this up and painting it I scanned it in and used the Palette Knife Filter to it. Lot's of possibilities with this background.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Green foiled background on leaf stamped background.

Tried using the green foil on this script stamp. This would be lovely for making fabric beads - on my to do list this winter.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Baker! Baker!

Found this in a very old children' s large print music book. If you are doing a cook book project please feel free to use it.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gilded butterfly on diamond stamped sheet music background

Stamped the diamond design with Golden's gel medium then did a light brushing with a soft transparent gold before adding the "gilded" butterfly which I did using alcohol inks.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Picture titled: First Grief.

This could be a good prompt for some writing - however enjoy the image which is from a very, very old book.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gingko leaf rubbing in greens n blacks background.

As usual I really was just cleaning my brush. I liked how it looked better when I did the gingko leaf rubbing. Part of it could be used and altered in Photoshop.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cheesecloth on black background.

I thought this could present lots of ideas. This could be changed to any color in your photo editing software. Try distorting it. Use it for lettering etc.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yellow painted background digitally altered.

I was using green Glimmer Mist on a yellow painted background. I scanned it in and altered it using Photoshop. Go to my Lavendula Loveliness blog to see what I did with it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sheet music with torn edges and watercolor diamond design.

I love painting with watercolor - this hungry 100 year old paper absorbed it very well. Used my paper ripping ruler to guide my brush lines. Parts of this would look good in a digital collage.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Blue swirl on canvas paper.

Bought some canvas paper and played with blue metallic paint. Will be using part of it for a book cover.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Yellow brush "roses" background.

Used an old shaving brush to make these "brush roses". Oh so much fun with left over paint.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hand painted and sprayed with green Glimmer Mist.

Just playing again. Go to my blog to see what I did with it. The original will be used inside a book cover that I'm working on. Hope you can use it in your digital collage work.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Stamped blue and green swirl by Sandra

I'm not sure but I could have been cleaning my stamp again! I used some of this paper to make a few die cut embellishments. Go to my blog: to see what I did with them. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pink and silver vintage box top.

This is a very old box cover. I can see lots of potential with this in digital art .... can't you!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Happy Memory!

This is from a very old book dated 1891 - oh my the pages are so fragile. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Received my runner up give away from Diane Knott's Musings

Oh look what I received in the mail this week! I was one of the runner's up on Diane Knott's Musing blog and she sent me this lovely package. Thanks Diane - I feel so happy to receive another artists creation.
Have a look at her blog:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Green leaves stamped on background.

Go to my Lavendula Loveliness blog to see what I did with another color of this background.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Used plastic tablecloth as a "mask"

Last week I shared with you how I further used my printer ink. On this I used an old portion of a plastic tablecloth as a mask or stencil and sprayed the ink on - leaving a interesting design on printer paper or other paper. Watch my Lavendula Loveliness blog this fall for ways that I used this. I made up sheets in all of the printer cartridge colors.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Crushed Paper in pink

Let me share with you how I made this. I will start by complaining about when I have to remove a printer cartridge only to find there still was some ink in it. I puncture the plastic seal on cartridge and dip it in about 1 cup of water. I then scrunch up a sheet of printer paper and dip it into the ink/water solution, lifting out and spreading on paper towels*. Allowed to dry then pressed with iron before scanning into my computer.
* Note these paper towels can also be used for backgrounds in sandwiched fibre art. Oh so much fun and so little time. Enjoy using this image.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Aqua abstract swirl background using alcohol ink.

Painted with alcohol inks on card stock then added digital art. See what image I put on it by going to my Lavendula Loveliness Blog. Share with us what you do with this ...... Uniquely Myself.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Red bubbles with potential.

Because I have a artistic eye I can see so much potential with this. If you enlarge it with your photo editing software you will see beautiful detail in the back of each bubble. Someday when I have time I would like to add a few quotes, little pictures etc then run with it from there. Give it a try! Let me know what you do with it. Have fun. Leave a comment with any other ideas you could add to be creative.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My gold netting background.

All you need is your vintage photo and crop off the outer edges of this background.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Corner of white lace doily on dusty lavender background.

I love the textured look of lace. With your photo editing software you can change the background to any color your project needs.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Gold Touched Leaves

Go to my Lavendula Loveliness Blog to see what I did with this leafy background. Enjoy!