Sunday, January 8, 2012

Patterned Paper......

I LOVE pretty patterned paper.... I'm always buying packs or downloading pages.... but guess what~ I don't use it as often as I should.... so this mornings 90 minute challenge over at Hero Arts Flickr group set by Karen was perfect...  Karen's challenge was to use Patterned Paper on your project.    After a few minutes just sitting thinking, I decided to do some paper piecing.  I was sitting there and staring... when I spied a card sent to me by Marijke (Pippa67)  Her card used Hero Arts Poppies and some bright patterned papers.  I thought I'd case the card and looked through my stacks of PP.... I chose two sheets from Kaisercraft Bonjour pad ~ a pale pink and pale green.    Both had a sort of embossed pattern...

Scramble Card 8.01.12


I stamped the Poppy onto each of the PP and also onto some silvery shimmer card.   As it has the embossing, I had to make sure I heat set my ink so it wouldn't wipe off when I picked it up.  I know this by trial and error...(thank goodness the stamp was able to be stamped twice on one sheet)  I then cut out the flowers from each sheet and layered.  I then matted the silver panel onto some of the pink PP and then onto another silver card.  I really love the soft colours together.    The card took me about 45 minutes to do and get my photo taken and uploaded.  So I thought I'd see if I could make another card...  Again, I decided on paper piecing a flower and due to time constraints... a CAS card.

Roses for the Scramble


I used the same silver card for the main part.  I started by stamping the Hero Arts Frame on the card and then centring the rose within it.  I then stamped the rose onto some PP I had in my scrap box.  I think it was some I'd downloaded and printed onto some cream paper.  I cut out and layered the flower heads.  I coloured the stems and leaves with a Tombow marker.  I then layered it onto a black card base and added some red gems.

While I was doing all this, my Dad was cooking up whitebait fritters for breakfast.  They don't get whitebait in Australia so enjoyed some today before they headed home.  We took them out to the airport ~ and by now, they should be almost home.   The last 3 weeks have simply flown by.

Wishing you all a great week... back tomorrow with a Mygrafico challenge

Dawn 

7 comments:

MaxineD said...

Dawn these are fabulous - They are both stunning cards. Love the way you have added the random 'bling'
Blessings
Maxine

Suzanne C said...

Love your paper piecing. Beautiful flower cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Great cards Dawn for a fun challenge. Love the paper piecing!

Lin said...

Love that soft pale pink on your first card, Dawn!

Barb said...

Your patterned paper flowers are all so pretty, Dawn! Wonderful paper piecing! :)

AnitaRex said...

That's so nice that your parents visited for 3 weeks! Do they live close to your daughter? I love your stamping on patterned paper. My favorite is the second card, I really like the choice of pp you used!

debby4000 said...

Oh they're both gorgeous Dawn.
luv
Debby