Playing with colours and papers

Hello. I’ve spent a little time in my craft room today, playing with different patterned papers I have accrued – and that’s a lot of patterned papers….. I actually don’t know how to layer them, how to play with the sizes of them, or how to put collections together really – but I enjoyed creating this card.

There are so many layers, so many different elements, a lot of die cutting – and a lot of gluing…..

I attended the virtual Maker Mania 4 last weekend – well, I say attended, when I still have lots more to see and lots more ideas to try a re-create from that weekend. A lot of the papers I used today were from the kit sent from MM4 – and some oldies but goodies from my stash.

I started by using a rub-on from the kit – the bird on the centre of the circle – which was also part of the kit. I can’t remember the last time I used a rub-on image – if ever – but this bird just sang to me – pun intended!

The flowers are from MFT, the layered leaves were from Sizzix, as was the embossing folder.

A piece of patterned paper onto the base card, to which I glued the dry embossed piece after I had also distressed that with the same brown distress ink. The circle was glued down with Pinflair glue – I like to be able to move it and lift it when layering other elements, and that glue gives me enough time.

The layered leaves – top layer again darkened with distress ink – were added next, then the orange and purple flowers – and you guessed it – they were dampened down a little with brown distress ink – and all arranged as you see here.

So – outside my comfort zone, enjoying playing – and maybe – just maybe – getting to grips with patterned paper and layering…….but still a work in progress…..

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown purple, orange, green, kraft

Here Is A Place To Start use patterned paper

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Beyond The Blue Challengelayered die cuts (leaves and flowers)

Critter Crazy Challengeanything goes with a critter

Die Cut Divas anything goes with die cuts

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