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2.07.2014

pattern-tastic

SO happy to have time to play along with Taheerah's Cure for the Monday Blues challenge!  


This one was a particularly tough one for me, since I don't often mix patterns.  I had 2 other patterned papers on this card at one point which I eventually edited out.  Although not as bold of a statement as I had initially hoped to make, I still really love the result:


I made the background by quickly swiping a marker across some textured cardstock (from DCWV - sorry I couldn't find a link to add it to my product list).  I went with textured because I wanted to add some extra interest with the slightly jagged edges of each stripe - plus it looks and feels cool in person.  Goes with the textile nature of the inspiration image, right?! 

The sentiment is a rub-on, and if you look carefully you will see that the yellow strip has a striped pattern (see, so in the end I did kind of mix patterns! hehe)















10 comments:

  1. Really, really like the punch this has!

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  2. I love the final result, too. Looks like your edits were spot on.

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  3. I just love how you make simple things stand out! The tag treatment for example, all those cords holding it---> awesome! love your hand-drawn striped background; its perfect for the photo.

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  4. So do I...think you nailed it.

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  5. Really cool! I love how you created that pattern, it's so bold and chunky and fun!

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  6. Such a brilliant card! Can't believe you just drew the background stripes, what a genius idea!!!

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  7. Well, challenges are meant to be challenging, right? *wink* I *SO* love your hand-painted stripes, they are perfectly imperfect! And your tag treatment with the subtle patterned paper behind is so awesome! Thanks so much for playing to Cure The Monday Blues!

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  8. Oh I think this card makes a statement still! Awesome design! :)

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