Thursday, January 30, 2020

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Uses Up Backgrounds

Hello!  I'm continuing with my quest to use up the many background panels in my stash.

I came across these two and thought they'd look great with sheep.

In my stash of stamped images I found two sheep from BaaBaa, and just added a bit of shading with a Tombow pen.

The first background looked like a hill.

I sponged some Tumbled Glass ink at the top of the panel for sky, and Peeled Paint to fill in the gap in the lower left portion.

I stamped some flowers from Big Dreamer and coloured them in.  I also had the Skinny Sentiments phrase in my stash.  I put it all together and made this card:

I'd previously abandoned this next panel because I didn't like the sludgy colour on the right.

After I added some colour to the rest of the white space it looked like it was a garden ready to be invaded by a sheep.

And there she is, balancing on the diecut Skinny Sentiments word :)

So don't give up on those odd-looking backgrounds, one day they'll be just what you're looking for!

If you're spending in the STAMPlorations store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off.
Skinny Sentiments
Big Dreamer


  1. This is my favorite game--finding pieces in my stash that were discarded from another project but are just what I am looking for in a current project! LOVE how you used your bits and pieces to create these fun cards!

  2. Love this. Sheep are always a winner. I'm actually using up old, discarded backgrounds myself at the moment - and stamped images. I have a box filled with them! This is a great inspiration. Thanks.
    Cath x

  3. Really nice backgrounds. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Really cute sheep and gorgeous backgrounds! Hoping BaaBaa comes back in stock soon - it's on my wish list!


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