Monday, December 16, 2013

Pinks Texture

Backgrounds By Sandra Foster
Can you believe it?  This all started with a sequin waste macro shot.  I played with it till I got this soft looking texture.
See the original here - noting it is copyrighted. http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9906335-sequin-waste-macro
Low resolution image.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Blues Grunge Background

Backgrounds By Sandra Foster
This would look great as a background for a floral image.  Reduce the opacity in the blend layer for a subtle textured background.  Low resolution image.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Purple Mystery

Backgrounds By Sandra Foster
This is in low res which will be great for digital artwork etc for blogs, Polyvore designing etc.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Stencilled Lace Grunge

Designed By Sandra Foster















Used an old plastic tablecloth as a stencil then digitally enhanced this image.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mystify - Light

Designed By Sandra Foster
This is the image from last week but with some digital editing.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Holes And More Holes!

It is amazing what one can see with a macro lens.  This is a macro shot that I took of sequin waste then played with it in Adobe CS5.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Jewel Tones Watercolor Page

Another watercolor page that I stamped and stenciled then played with it in Adobe CS5.  Love the vibrant colors in this piece. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

It All Started With An Elephant Ear Leaf!

Combined green tissue paper and my macro image of an elephant ear leaf in Adobe CS5.  Would make a great background for digital scrap booking etc.  Please leave a comment with a link to your work when using this.  I would love to see it.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Beige Textured Grunge

This was a mixed media page for my quote book series.  Used gesso and many stamps to create this background. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Clouds!

This image started with sequin waste.  Played with it in Adobe CS5 using filters.  I am sure it could be used for a sky somewhere.  This is a low res image so recommended for online use such as Polyvore and slide shows etc.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Abstract Grunge

Started with an mixed media art page for my quote book series. Adjusted it in Adobe CS5.  This image is in low res so recommended for using online such as Polyvore etc.  Play and enjoy!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Triangle Fun

Created this on watercolor paper using oil pastels then adjusted it in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Digital Art Page

This is from a watercolor painted/stamped page I created for my Quote Book Project.  Digitally altered the colors in Adobe Photoshop CS5. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Painted Doily Grunge Or Is It A House?

Created this page for my quote book.  Digitally altered the colors in Photoshop CS5. 100 dpi - so not recommended for printing but will be great in Polyvore and digital artwork such as scrap booking.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sequin Waste Macro Twirlies

Took a shot of sequin waste using my Canon Macro lens then played with it in Adobe Photoshop CS5. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mossy Tree Bark

This all started from a shot I took of mossy tree bark.  Digitally altered in Adobe Photoshop CS5.  75 Dpi * so only recommend using it for PC and online use such as Polyvore etc.  
*As is most of these free backgrounds on my blog because of limited free storage space.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Rose Petals

Took a shot of some rose petals then digitally altered them in Adobe Photoshop CS5.  Have fun with this in Polyvore too!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Blue Textured Background

Used a card stock sheet that I place waste glue on then paint it.  Scanned in with HP Scanjet G3110.  Played with it in Adobe Photoshop CS5.  Have fun with it in Polyvore also!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Golden Doily Grunge Or Is It A House?

I really had fun with this one. I used the corner of a plastic doily and some acrylic paint. Changed the color etc in Photoshop.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Faux Marble

Created this from an image I took of mossy tree bark. Played with it in Photoshop and Akvis - Gouache till it looked like faux marble. Will make a lovely background for a web page etc. Enjoy!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Aqua Sequin Waste

Created this from a macro photo I took of Sequin Waste and played with it in Photoshop by adding a few twirls etc.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pink Swirl Grunge Background

CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE A LARGER VERSION Created this with a stamp and acrylic paints.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Grunge Envy!

Started by creating a mixed media page then digitally altered it in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Used Hue Adjustment and accented edges.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dark Diamond Delight

Started with a scanned image of a fabric diamond design and a collaged sheet then digitally altered in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Monday, February 11, 2013

It all started with a rose petal macro!

I started with a macro shot of my rose petal. Played with it in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and added a stamp. Also used the Hue Adjustment.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Aqua Grunge

Started by painting a gesso water colored sheet with oil pastels,stamps, etc then digitally altered it.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Purple Play

Created this by drawing freehand design with oil pastels then digitally altered in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Patchwork On Watercolor Paper

Created this by first adding gesso to watercolor paper. Hand painted with watercolors etc and while wet placed on the gesso page. This will be a background page for my mixed media quote book.

Monday, January 14, 2013