Hello. I have a card to share today completely out of my own comfort zone. I have lots of patterned paper, and lots of ephemera which I really struggle to use. I decided to gird my loins and give it a go:
I started by finding a 6 inch paper pad and then looked for the ephemera and other die cuts which would match the colours of the pad. My first decision was how to use 6 inch paper on a 5 x 7 inch card – so I looked through some sketch ideas on Pinterest and went with what you see – top and bottom strips with a middle coordinating strip of paper.
I saw the main image, cut that out of the corner of the paper, added a pinkish harlequin layer behind and adhered with 3D foam.
Then onto the flowers and leaves, playing around a little – not covering the main image too much – and stuck down with foam or glue, depending on the layering.
Something was missing from the top corner, so I had a another look through my stash and found this bird – perfick! (Love this little word from Darling Buds of May – back in the day!)
So there we are – experimenting and layering – the outcome………
I think the best tip for me is having the elements share the same colours and tones – but when I get more practice, I am sure you can change things to match using inks etc – for me a more advanced experiment!
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Beyond The Blue – flowers
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – anything goes – option cute animals
Arty Divas – anything goes
TTCRD – anything goes
Cards Galore – anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge – anything goes with patterned paper