Good Morning and Happy Friday!
The challenge from Dawn McVey this week is called "Background Patterns from Patterned Paper Scraps". Check out her video HERE. It took two days for me to work through an idea I had in my head and another two days for me to muster the courage to post it here, today. I hardly ever use patterned papers so I don't have a big supply of scraps. This challenge really revealed how difficult it is for me to coordinate patterns and colors. I actually have three different projects-two I am happy with, the other...well let's just say it could still end up in the trash.
Here's my submission for the challenge:
I had this small pile of 1/4" strips and quite by accident, found that I could line up the dots giving the impression of multi-colored stripes. Voila! I had a background made from five different patterned papers! For the focal image, I chose to work with felt, I used an assortment of Flower Fusion Dies, hand trimmed the leaves, and used 1/4" and 1/8" hole punches for two of the flower centers to embellish the mat stack #3 frame. This sentiment is going to get quite a work out as I make LOTS of birthday cards and love to use the word "FABULOUS"! This large dot pattern is truly a new favorite for me-in all of the colors. I am delighted that I will have the opportunity to have it in such a large assortment of colors as these pattern packs continue to be released.
Here is the source of the 1/4" scraps that inspired my design:
This is a Mother's Day gift for my daughter, which includes 8 cards with white envelopes lined with coordinating colors. I actually forgot that I had the same pattern in Melon Berry until I was creating the challenge card. She will receive two more cards in the additional color!
Finally, my first attempt at coordinating patterns for this challenge:
There is just too much going on in this card for me-It feels forced and I was not very satisfied. I had this image in my head of a rather CAS card, vertical orientation with the large focal image and a small white strip across the bottom to carry the sentiment but it didn't work. I really like the bright Summer Sunrise "hello" against the large dots so the orientation changed and this is how it ended up.
So, that's what I've been up to in card-making this week. Hope your weekend is full of sunshine and you get to enjoy a little time off from the weekly routine. Ta-ta for now!
Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies: All PTI unless noted
Cardstock: (1) Soft Stone, Raspberry Fizz
(2) Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz
(3) Soft Stone, White, Summer Sunrise
Pattern Paper: Pattern Packs in Smokey Shadow, Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: VersaFine Onyx black
Stamp set: Tagged Sentiments
Dies: (1) Mat Stack #3, Layerz #3, Flower Fusion #1, #3, #12
(2) Block Alphabet, lower case
(3) Notched Flowers, Rosie Posie, Block Alphabet
Other: Polka Dot Brad, 1/4" and 1/8" hole punches