Thursday, July 29, 2010

It All Starts with Pretty Paper...(plus a challenge)

Here is some "faux paper piecing" I did with some punches and October Afternoon "Report Card" DP, which inspired the design and colors of this card. I love the pattern, thought the navy, olive and ivory combo was both classic and fresh, and the repeating flower, dot diamond pattern (not a technical term LOL!) would work really well with the elements I had in my "Fun Year Round" set. After stamping the frame in Vivid Inky Blue, I punched circles out of the DP and Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and In the Navy in sizes ranging from 3/4" to 1 3/4". Then it was just a matter of placing them around the frame, making the colors weave back and forth around the card. The circles sometime were exact fits or just bigger, which still looks paper pieced! :) I added just the "happy" from the "oh happy day!" greeting in the bottom and stamped a few large and small flowers in the Inky Blue and olive. An olive button as a final touch gave it dimension and texture.

Go through you papers today and find a pattern that speaks to you!

It's almost Friday! )

PS A challenge throw down for a chance to win my new set coming out next month from Gina K Designs! Read all the details here on StampTV, you have until Saturday night to enter! Please play!

2 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a stunning design. Such a fresh look... gorgeous colors and mix of papers.

Lori said...

Very creative! Pretty colors, too.