Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Papertreyink Design Team Challenge
This week Nichole challenged her senior design team to create a project mixing patterns. I thought this was an excellent challenge since I adore using patterns on my cards and really like the idea of mixing things up a bit! Last week, while at the Craft Super Show, I managed to pick up (muffled response) stamp sets at the PTI booth and I've been itching to use them ever since I got home. When I read Nichole's challenge I thought this was the perfect opportunity to ink up those new stamps! I confess that my patterns are a little difficult to see...how I need a good lamp for picture taking...since I used a tone on tone (same color ink as paper) approach to create the patterns. The sets I used for this card, from left to right, are Background Basics: Text Style, Floral Fusion (this was the free set we received when we spent (muffled response) dollars at the PTI store), and Polka Dot Basics II. The set used for the main image is Pond Life, a set that I have barely used but totally love. I really like how all of the images are separate, allowing the user to create their own scene. I used about seven stamps to create my card. As you can see in the photo above, there is a lot of dimension to the card, thanks to some fantastic puffy tape. I used glossy glaze to give the frog a shiny appearance, Stickles to liven up the dragonfly wings, and Sparkly Fluff for my cattails. I also added just a hint of color (a pale blue and yellow) to the background to create a water/sky landscape. Here's the entire card, with a layout loosely based on an old Mojo Monday layout. (I've been having a blast using their layouts for inspiration! Check them out!) So now it's your turn! Try mixing up some fun patterns on your next card and have a hippity hoppity day!