I used stamps from the following sets
Music on World Off
Own Kind of Beautiful
Paperartsy Chalk Acrylic Paints
Black archival ink
Picked Raspberry distress ink
Black and white fine liner pens
I first prepared my background using a Creative Palette plate, mixing my colours and then applying white card. I did a few - more for future projects.
When dry I added the musical stave randomly and some edgy splats with the distress ink
I stamped the headphones, the large loveheart and the MUSIC centrally in Archival ink and heat set it to dry
I added random musical notes
I painted inside the heart with dark pink acrylic then stamped the words onto separate painted card, cut them by hand and arranged them on the card.
The difference that a black and / or white pen makes - highlighting, shadowing, really lifting the features you want to stand out
I framed and mounted my card, I used another 15x15 piece that I had painted, but which wasn't as bright, as my base on the card blank, and matted the top onto black to make it pop out.
I really hope this has been helpful, especially to newer stampers who are learning how to build up backgrounds.
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