MyGrafico Challenge - Damask Background

I am really excited about today's challenge because, not only do we have a fun sketch to work with, but also because we are working with a digi-background rather than a digi stamp. The set is Happy New Year Damask Patterns and it is a set of 4 seamless patterns you can use in so many ways! And wait till you see what the rest of Team B did with this set!!! (as well as Team A - be sure to check them out too!)

I used one of the patterns and added some color to it before printing, then instead of using it as the background of my card, I used it for the accent piece -

The original pattern is black and white and I replaced the white with this gorgeous salmon color. Then I printed the piece and cut it to the size I needed and layered it onto a patterned paper I had in my stash that is almost exactly the same peachy color. I added some black accents (the sentiment, the mat, the bow...) and a little sparkly pen detailing on the border punched piece as well as in the damask itself. Unfortunately, the photo didn't capture the sparkle very well at all but I'm sure you get the idea!

So why not play along with us? Here is this week's sketch:

Interpret it any way you like and post your finished card to your blog or other online gallery (use keyword MG32). Then head over to the MyGrafico Challenge blog and leave a link with your artwork and you just might win the entire damask digi pattern set!! And be sure to visit the other DT members - links are in the side column.

I am spending my day off today working on that order of 150 notecards....I am not even half way done and they are due this weekend - and I am out of adhesive!!!!! Doesn't that just figure! And as much as I am not trying to wish my hubby back to work too soon after his surgery, having him here just doesn't make it as easy to spend the much needed time in the stamping room as I would spend without him here. Not that he puts any demands on me but I feel guilty not spending at least a little time with him. Oh well, soon enough he'll be good as new and back to work.

However you spend your Wednesday, I hope it's a creative one!



Teri said...

Fab card hun! Love what you did with it!
Have a great day!
Teri x

The Mama Monkey said...

Love how you used that as your focal point! Great idea and it is beautiful!

Karin said...

Your card for this challenge is a beauty!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

quite dramatic!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martha said...

its amazing, once again thank you for a great sketch.

stampinlynn said...

Oh my so pretty getting some fab ideas tfs...Lynn:)

Jennifer said...

This is stunning! I love that you changed the white to salmon color. Lovely card!!

Gina said...

Yikes, 150 notecards! gorgeous color choices!

kat9 said...

Great job with the sketch. I love the background too.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.