I am not sure if you know but I am soooooooooo scared of patterned papers, daft I know, I have loads of it. I find them a real challenge to work with, so when Kate of Bellaboo told me of her idea for the August Challenge I was thinking Oh Noooooooooo, it was going to be a massive personal challenge for me. This months challenge is 3,2,1. I main image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments. Here is my interpretation of it.
Its the Indigo Blu Wild meadow set again. My main focal is the dandelions that I stamped with Tim Holtz faded jeans, I then die cut and brushed the edges with same colour. For my first patterned paper I used versamark ink to stamp the corner stamp randomly over a sheet of card, I then chalked the whole piece with a light blue. For pattern paper 2 I covered a piece of paper with a darker blue chalk then stamped the dandelion seeds in various places but this time with flitter glue, then I went back over tje whole area with the same chalk again. I ripped the edges just to give it a bit of texture. So viola I now have 2 pieces of patterned paper. My embellishments are 1, the bow, 2, the dazzler on the bow, 3, I used a Memory box die that is quite a long one so I cut bits off it and added them to my card. To finish it all off I added some glitter and a few sparkleys. Hope you like it.
So then I thought I would look through all my papers and have a go with the real patterned stuff, and remembered some papers that I won in a competition that Bellaboo run last year, before I became a member of the Bellaboo design team. They are Prima Natures Garden Collection. They are all colour co-ordinating. So I gave myself a good talking to and decided to try. As it happens I am pleased with the finished piece.
Then I was on a roll. I made Kates son a birthday card with black and white papers, I thought that I couldnt go wrong with the neutral colours. Happy 21st Will hope you had a fab time.
Hope you like my work. I am pleased with my results. As I say I normally really shy away from Patterned papers and have surprised myself.
Have a go at the challenge you will find all the details on the Bellaboo website. www.bellaboo.co.uk. Good luck and thank you for popping by. Lots of love and stuff