Thursday, 12 April 2007

Feathers and patterned pp?

I don't do patterned paper. It just doesn't look right for me. Love it on other people's work but I'm gradually learning not to buy the stuff because I just can't make it look right.

So over on Crafts by Carolyn the current Create a Card challenge is certainly challenging for me. It's a recipe:

0 big blooms
1 feather
2 brads
3 gems
4 patterned papers

Eek! Four papers?!

After shuffling stuff around for an eternity, I finally used an idea that the lovely Lythan posted as a Valentine's class at Scrapstars.

I punched squares from papers that came in a 'baby' sort of pad and made them into a patchwork heart so my penchant for a plain background went unchallenged. The feather got split down the middle so the heart could take flight and I faked some stiching round the edge with a map pin and a gel pen because it didn't look quite finished somehow.

Still not quite sure about it!


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wonderful - what a fab way of using four patterned papers.

Kathy said...

awww this is so cute and clever.
Lythan's patchwork paper is such a brilliant idea and fast turning into one of my fave techniques.

Don't you worry Joanne, you'll get the hang of this patterned paper eventually and then you'll be just as hooked as the rest of us!

Frog said...

Joanne its gorgeous, i love the lilac colours well done.

Andrea xx

Paula said...

Utterly gorgeous!!!!!
My fav colours are lilac, sugar pink & ice blue. Think sugared almonds think Paula Pixie!!
(not that you see me use them much, don't own many!)

Gillian Hamilton said...

Joanne this is so Gorgeous... so soft and pretty... love this technique, and you've used the PP so Perfectly...