Friday, May 10, 2013

Pretty Patterns 2: Roughed Up!

Well, I finished my new Pretty Patterns 2 video for you, think it turned out pretty good minus a blooper but unfortunately the format is not one that Youtube recognizes, so I can't upload it without converting it.  And I am sketchy on how to convert it but do have directions, so...! (Not sure why my other videos worked and this one didn't, but anywho...! Boo hiss!)  Hopefully this weekend!

 
Anyway, until then!  Here is a card I made with one of the new duos Time and Pretty Patterns 2.  I was trying out these border stamps with some of the inks when they first arrived, wanting to do something a little unexpected.  The two yellowish brown shades are both Gina K. Honey Mustard, the lighter one is stamped off.  This is a quick way to fill up a mat with this particular pattern, to stamp again without re-inking. I used the individual diamond element inked in Ocean Mist to fill in random openings.  However, I noticed I messed up on that one at the top right being half inked and half not, from when I stamped off the corner of the mat and restamped, ya know?), so I quit without finishing.  Something about it, though, kept me from wanting to scrap it, so the other day I decided to leave the pattern  "as is" and just sponged more of the Honey Mustard ink around the edges to make it look like a timeworn, artsy paper.  Perfect for this stamp duo!  The fact that my brand new stamps were resisting the ink a little so they had a little texture to them, too, was kind of serendipitous!
 
Doesn't that detailed watch look sharp stamped in the Black Onyx ink over this modern pattern?  I kind of love it!  I used some Tim Holz findings I had in a drawer from a CHA make and take years ago but had never used, think the hanging chain and charms are perfectly in keeping with the theme.   Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Ocean Mist.

So glad you are lovin' the new patterns!  :)  Thanks for all your wonderful feedback about my samples this week!


10 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors, and the watch stamp is perfect on here.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cool card. That set is on my wish list. And it goes perfect with the clock set. I haven't used the clock stamp set although I do have it. I am always glad to see new ideas too. I could not afford to get all I wanted at the last release as I had to buy shoes....and believe me, in my case it was a very NEEDED item. I was getting to the point I could hardly walk so needed to invest there. But some other time I will try to get this set and the others I missed out on. Keep the wonderful ideas forthcoming in the meantime.

Sean Fetterman said...

Love it Mel! It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see the video! :) Hugs! Seanie

Donna Phelan said...

Boo.....Hiss, Indeed! I LOVE your card, and am so pleased that I got my Happy Mail yesterday with this set too (among many others!) Oh I hope you can convert your video.......stupid technology! :) The card is great, I really love the colors and design. I will keep an eye out for your video--good luck!

Betty said...

Oh that is so pretty, love the colors and how it so looks like DP! Love that cause I like to make my own.

Marianne said...

What a beautiful card! I loved the patterns, the colours...everything!

joy said...

Oh, I love how your clock looks on the background paper you created! Great job - I'll be looking for the video!

Golda said...

Such a neat look!

Lagene said...

Love the "aged" background! Great card!

Glenda J said...

This is soooo cool! Love the colours.