Saturday, March 23, 2013
The airplane and cloud are from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is an old one from Stampin' Up. I loved watching the pattern transform as I placed down the strips.
I think that is it for the Pattern Play class. It was fun to make myself actually participate at the time of class instead of watching the videos and planning to make cards "later". That never seems to happen!
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I added some distress stickles to the green leaf in the upper righthand corner and white embossed the sentiment.
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I took part of the page and mounted it with breaks on my card. I then fussy-cut the bird (on the same sheet of patterned paper) and used it as an embellishment on top of the baker's twine. Voila! Paper used!
I really loved the layout used by Debby Hughes on the butterfly card and used the basic sketch to make my own with some Echo Park 6 x 6 A Walk in the Park patterned paper. It looked unfinished until I added the enamel dots to the flower.
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Friday, March 22, 2013
I decided to challenge myself and try a shabby-vintage style, which is very difficult for me. I stamped the Medallion stamp from Stampin' Up on some text paper from a My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 6 x 6 pad, embossed it in clear, and then inked it up with tattered rose, victorian velvet, worn lipstick, and tea dye Distress Inks. I added a bit of crocheted lace, some seam binding, and a tag and tiny hearts from the Tiny Tags set by Papertrey Ink.
I am also uploading this card to this week's Make it Monday #108 challenge at Papertrey Ink, since it is also an inked background challenge.
In addition to the inked background technique, I played with paper piecing. I used the Year of Flowers: Daffodil set from Papertrey Ink.
That wraps up Pattern Play Day 2! Thanks for stopping by!
I really love the Online Card Classes with Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire. I am enrolled in the Pattern Play class that started on Monday and I am determined to actually try the techniques that I am learning!
Day 1 included a set of cards by Jennifer McGuire that layered various die cut patterned papers in different ways. I immediately thought of my Spellbinders Dalia nestabilities that I have never used. I paired them with some 6 x 6 papers from the Basic Grey What's Up collection and a teal sheet from the Heidi Grace Sunshowers 6 x 6 pad.
The first one uses copic inking between layers.
The third example is my favorite: using a white border around each layer.
That's it for Pattern Play Day 1! Thanks for stopping by!