March 13, 2008

Only Patterns Allowed!

Posted in Challenges, It's your Birthday at 1:29 pm by happygiggles

This was such a fun challenge!  (challenge WT157 at Splitcoast) I thought it was going to be difficult for me but I already have another one planned!  The challenge was to use only patterned paper, except for the actual card base.  I kinda cheated a little bit…I added a bit of orange and black cardstock.  But hey, they have texture, that’s a pattern isn’t it?  🙂  Anyways, I found the flower papers in my stash so I thought I’d use them!  The grayish pattern paper is from my Costco slab.  Love that paper! 

I have also been stopping by Julee Tilman’s blog Poetic Artistry and loved her Mojo Monday sketch challenge #27 .  I thought that this layout would go well with the Oh, So Lovely stamp set.  I embossed the flowers with black embossing powder.  I think I’m addicted to that color!  Then I colored them in using a bit of green, deep red, orange brown chalk.  The brown I used around the edges to age the look a bit.  For a final touch I added a bit of bling with the flower rhinestone.  The birthday sentiment is also raised up with foam tape. 


Stamps: Oh, So lovely, birthday sentiment from Stamping Bella
Paper: Flower papers are Daisy D’s, gray pattern from a Costco Slab, a bit of orange and black Bazzill
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: flower rhinestone, black embossing powder, chalk (for the stamped flowers)



  1. Great article.
    Highly recommend this blog it is tops.
    It is early morning here in Aussie and I’m hungover from the Flu so will make further comment when I feel a little better up to it.

  2. […] Isn’t he cute?  I’m sure it’s a he.  He just looks like one!  I did this card for Jen’s sketch challenge of i{heart}2stamp.  I really liked the sketch so I wanted to give it a try!  I had wanted to use this combination of papers for one of the challenges last week on Splitcoast, but ended up doing something different.  […]

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