July 31, 2009
Happy August! It's time for the Papertrey Ink senior design team to do another challenge and this month it's all about patterns. For our challenge we had to put four or more patterns together on a project.
I stamped out 4 different patterns onto cardstock to use for my project:
The white stamping on the Spring Moss and kraft cardstock is done with white acrylic paint and the white dots on the Melon Berry cardstock are made with the white Inksentials pen. The white ink on the Ripe Avocado cardstock is the Fresh Snow ink.
I worked for a fabric store for 9 years and one of my very favorite things was helping customers put together fabric for quilts and other projects. Over time, I know that I developed my own "technique" and an eye for figuring out what was going to work or not.
I still approach putting patterns together on my projects like I am putting fabrics together for a quilt. I like to start with one bigger print of some sort and then work out my other patterns from there. I make sure that colors and patterns have variety in size and texture and that they work well with each other. Play around with patterns by laying different combinations together to see what you like.
Playing around with combining patterns is the best way to learn. Go to the scrapbook store, pull papers and put them together or go to the fabric store and choose 4 fabrics that would work together - you might surprise yourself! Look at the paper and fabric collections that are out there and take note of the patterns that are a part of it.
I created a scrapbook page and coordinating card with my patterned papers. I "pieced" strips of the patterned cardstock onto the page and card and then worked from there by adding the scrappy scallop border trim, the photo, journaling/sentiments, and then the crocheted flower embellishments.
This was such a fun page to put together about me and my friend Brianna. I used a layout on this page that was from a previous project that you can see here. Same layout, completely different look. You can read my post about using inspiration from your own projects that you have created here.
I turned the layout on it's side for my card design. The larger crocheted flower I made using Nichole's pattern here. The smaller flower is similar to the single layer version of Nichole's flower. I used crochet cotton and a size D crochet hook.
Check out the projects from everyone on the senior team (Lisa, Becky, Lauren, Michelle, and Nichole) and our guest designer Wendy Sue Anderson. With all the tips and inspiration, you are ready to tackle putting several patterns together on your next project.
See you when I get back from CHA. I am sure that I will have lots of pictures to share!
Fabulous Friend Scrapbok Page and Card
stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Background Basics: Retro, Journaling Lines, Friends 'Til The End (Papertrey Ink)
ink: Fresh Snow, True Black, Ripe Avocado, Melon Berry (Papertrey Ink)
cardstock: white, kraft, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Melon Berry (Papertrey Ink)
other: Melon BerryBitty Dot ribbon, Melon Berry vintage mix buttons, button twine (Papertrey Ink), scallop edge punch (Stampin' Up!), 1 3/8" square punch (EK Success), white Inksentials pen (Ranger), sewing machine/thread, crocheted flowers, white acrylic paint, black journaling pen