Sunday, November 08, 2020

Eileen Godwin Background Technique

Hi everyone.  I have seen a few of my blogger friends trying out this technique from Eileen Godwin, so I wanted to give it a try myself.  So cool and fun to do.  Click HERE for a link to Eileen's video.  This is my first try and it turned out pretty good.  I do need to have a lighter touch when blending the inks.

I used the same combination of distress inks as Eileen (Festive Berries, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed) and the soft blending tools with the handles that I received as a gift from a sweet friend.  I used a spare piece of card stock as my straight edge.  I love the geometric, artsy look of the background.

I stamped Live Life Now (Visible Image) in black ink, along with the sentiment (AliExpress stamp).

Close-up ...
I'm sending this card over to the Just Us Girls #561 Challenge - Triangle.  The background has several sponged triangles.






Stamps:  Live Life Now (Visible Image); Dream (AliExpress)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Festive Berries, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   blending brushes, 

Challenges:

28 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

Thanks for the link, I just watched the video. What a soft look this gives and you captured it beautifully. What a stunning butterfly that is.

Pat said...

This background looks terrific Loll and love the colours, and that is certainly a 'wow' silhouette butterfly and a wonderful sentiment too. A gorgeous card. x

Betty said...

this turned out beautifully, Loll - remember watching Eileen's video and thinking what a wonderful background she created

Tina Z. said...

Wow, so beautiful, thank you for the link.
Hugs xx

Marcia Hill said...

SOOOOOOOO pretty Loll...love it!! I've seen Bonnie do this technique and have ear-marked it to try, and now after seeing yours too, I guess I better get busy!! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Viv said...

Great job with that background Loll! x

Gibmiss said...

This is stunning Loll....nice background .... I have the Butterfly Stamp or Stencil ?.....
Love it
hugs Sylvie x

Nstiz said...

This is just gorgeous, Loll and it's been on my to-do list forever but no time right now. You did a fabulous job of blending and no, I don't think you need a lighter touch. Those colors are perfect behind that silhouette. I have to do this- and soon before I forget!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I love Eileen's tutorials, I think you did a great job with the technique and the colours are perfect depth of colour :)

Jan said...

WOW....great technique Loll....your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! TFS
Paper Hugs,
Jan

nancy littrell said...

Your Eileen geometric technique turned out beautifully, Lolly. I love your color choices and stamped Visible Image butterfly image and the font on your stamped sentiment. TFS my friend. LOve and Hugs...Nancy

Bonnie said...

I love how you've created triangles with this technique, Lolly! Pretty colors for that awesome, artsy butterfly! Very dreamy!

TK said...

Hard to believe it's a first attempt at the technique because it's wonderful. The big bold butterfly on top is awesome too - nice interpretation of the triangles :o)

BożenA said...

A truly stunning card, Loll. I love all these colorful surfaces, like a picture in a kaleidoscope. I must try this technique, it gives such an amazing end result!
xx

HilaryJane said...

Well, that has worked really well, love it and that black butterfly is stunning. I have recently made a card using that technique too, it is so effective xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Love how dramatic this is. Isn't it a fun technique? Love your card.
Faith x

Leslie Miller said...

This background is beautiful. Graphic but soft, and very cool! Love the stamp, too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

A very awesome card. I will definitely be checking out that video. Love the way those triangles look in your background. Thanks for joining in at just us girls challenge

Linda said...

This looks fab ..... you've definitely got the hang of Eileen's technique. I love the butterfly image too xx

Susan said...

Love how this turned out! I saw Eileen's video and thought I'd like to try it. You used beautiful colours and a wonderful image.

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - Loll this is fabulous - love that soft background!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

You rocked it! Love the background and you're a natural with the technique!

Anita in France said...

What a cool look with such a great sense of depth, Loll ... the graphic background is a fabulous contrast with the organic silhouette fluttery butterfly ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and artsy background and wow to that amazing stamped image Image Loll...Yes Eileen is very inspirational too.... x.

Ina G said...

Love your take on Eileen's card. Thanks for the link. Must try this out some time. I love the heavier colour here highlighting that beautiful butterfly stamp.

Karen Dunbrook said...

How beautiful....love the look. I have been watching Eileen for awhile now and I really like how she creates.
I hope you continue to be well mf.
xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful and artsy butterfly card, Loll! The black butterfly looks so striking against the beautiful soft colors. Great job of the Eileen's technique, especially the layout of the ink blended shapes!
Hideko xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Loll! I love that butterfly!