Wednesday, 26 October 2011

More bravery with patterned paper......for a card!

Shimelle's been encouraging us to use our patterned papers......sometimes on their own.......without any cardstock at all.......not something I usually do.......and certainly not with cards......where I usually layer them with lots of plain cardstock........so jumping out of my comfort zone again......to give it a go.
There's still lots of layering here.......but a sort of 'flat' layering.....which I think will still count for the 'layers' challenge at Totally Papercrafts!! Lots of patterned papers....though all from the same 'Love Letters' pad......and no plains in sight....apart from the stamped image.....which I think might have looked a bit odd on patterned paper.
I was a bit surprised that I actually like the effect......and it's a lot quicker to complete......so I'll be coming back to this,I think.
Am off on a jaunt today....with MIL and SIL......to The Old Loom Mill......a wharehouse full of wool and fabrics.....maybe a visit to The Range.......to see their crafty stuff......and lunch out.....which DD1 did not want to hear about.....as her treat for today is having a wisdom tooth out!!

15 comments:

Amy said...

The pp layering works really well on a card and suits your style Jacky, I can see you using this technique again too.

Enjoy your day, it sounds lovely .. and good luck to DD1, I remember the day my wisdom teeth came out all too well!

Kristel said...

That is a real beauty Jacky!
Hugs Kristel

Kathyk said...

What a fab card it is too - I know you usually use gorgeous layers of plain but you have certainly cracked patterned too, matey!

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Rhona said...

I think the patterned paper worked really well on this card, I really like it! Hope you have a lovely day out and that DD1's day isn't too bad either. xx

scrappysue said...

Oh I think this came out just lovely! Have a fun day and hope your daughter's day goes well too (ouch!)x

Karen said...

This is great; the patterned paper works so well in these layers. Have a great day, and good luck to your daughter. The dentist is NOT one of my favorite places to visit!

Elizabeth said...

Using patterned paper, to me, is a bit like choosing fabrics in quilting. As long as you have lights, mediums, and darks in your fabric color selections it usually looks good. I don't know if you did chose those patterned papers on purpose or by instinct but the card looks great.

alexa said...

Really pretty and the patterned papers look great against the calm background surrounding the figure. Admiring your willingness to jump in and go beyond your comfort zone!

Fiona said...

Love the card, the patterned papers go well together. Hope you had a lovely day!

Alison said...

The PPs work really well Jacky..hope you've had a great day out..and that DD is OK!
Alison xx

humel said...

I saw this on the forum, it's so pretty :)

And I hope all went well with your daughter, I remember all too well the experience of having 2 of my wisdom teeth out :(

Melissa said...

Lovely card - I like how you were able to include so many layers and they all add a little something to the card.

Debbie P said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! Love the product and colors you chose. The little girl is soooo cute! Great job!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love the purple hues and darling stamp on this card! so sweet!

Dora said...

So pretty, love those papers and pink colours xxx