Saturday, January 3, 2009

SAWO-Salted Backgrounds


I was glad to see that the challenge today on Saturday's Workout was salted backgrounds. I have wanted to try this technique. The only problem being that I liked them so much that I hated to cover them up! On the first bg I used TH distress inks in spiced marmalade and peeled paint. On the second one I used weathered wood and black soot. The metal embellishments were cut and embossed using the Spellbinders symbology die. Tree stamp from Ann-ticipation.

18 comments:

KardKrazy said...

So glad to see you back and creating!
What fascinating backgrounds...each one so different!

Sherry Cheever said...

FABULOUS backgrounds! Love the cards too, but the backgrounds truly caught my eye! I must try this someday.

Char said...

Both of these are fabulous. I agree, too pretty to cover up.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Those metal stampings are just fantastic!

herminesplace said...

Both are beautiful!

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG these are stunning.
Fantastic cards with wonderful backgrounds. Love them.

Thanks Sarah for playing this technique on SaWo.

Willy said...

Wonderful backgrounds and great ATCs, Sarah!

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous backgrounds! Love the first one especially. Beautiful browns.

azLizJane said...

These are yummy! I have never seen salted background in that pattern. How cool is that! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Liz

Silvia said...

Wonderful, both of them.

Faye said...

Both are fantastic. I always feel that way about my backgrounds. I hate to cover them up. But the trees are non-invasive and your backgrounds shine through just fine. Look great.

Robin said...

Great looking backgounds and cards!

Buffy said...

I love the colors in both of them. I feel like you, I did'nt want to cover them up to much.

Lyneen said...

These are AWESOME... I need to try this.

Viola said...

Really great backgrounds and cards!

Ellen said...

they are both excellent backgrounds . love the colours

ScrappyPam said...

I love these! I have the same problem with backgrounds - not wanting to cover them!

Susan Sager Brown said...

Love this technique and the colors you chose. Now where is my margarita salt.....