This is what I did to create the background. First, I tore/cut squares from Crate's Random collection. I used papers with whites, pinks,greys and blacks in them. I adhered them to cardstock, layering them over each other as I went.
Next, I got out my Gesso. I painted over the papers to whitewash them. I tried to keep it somewhat light so that the patterns and shades would still show through.
My next step was to cut the paper into 3 by 5 inch panels. I adhered them to white card bases and stitched the edges. Finally, I added a punched strip of paper and a doily to each. And I adhered lots of bits from the Random chipboard and sticker collections.
Here is a peek at each one individually.
I'm so glad that I stepped outside my comfort zone for these. They were a lot of fun to make!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! :)