Happy Monday everyone. It’s a new week and a new challenge! It’s all about patterns this week and I hadn’t used these beautiful Inked & Tiled punches yet – they reminded me of a quilt pattern and I must say I completely admire quilters and their talent for following patterns and their skills! I am the complete opposite. However this quilt pattern inspired me to give this a go with the Inked & Tiled punches. I brought the ‘Kayla’ into the pattern by adding lots of different textures and mediums. I really wanted to mix it up and try using embossing paste and a bit of the metallic enamel effects in gold. Using embossing paste is so much fun and I love that I have used it as one of my features to add it as a bit of extra texture. This week’s challenge is a load of fun…
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Here is a look at this week’s challenge. A pattern could be anything you interpret it to be. It could be a pattern of repeated words, repeated shapes, repeated colours? How will you interpret it? Here is the definition of pattern I found:
A pattern is a recurring arrangement or design element that repeats in a predictable manner. It is created by using repeated lines, shapes, colors, or motifs that establish a regular and harmonious visual repetition. Patterns can be found in various aspects of our daily lives, such as in nature, textiles, architecture, and art. They are often used to create visual interest, rhythm, and cohesion in a composition.
We would love you to go over and join in this week’s challenge and check out the rest of the team’s lovely projects that I am sure will inspire you. You can find them here.
the finished card
Here is a look at the finished card. So bright, bold and in your face! I think the colours is what grabs me straight away! I have to say that Designer Series Paper and the punches is where I started with this card. The Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and so ME so I picked out a few patterns which is where I pulled the Crushed Curry from. This led me to wanting to find a colour combination. Pinterest is a great place to find colour combinations I found one suggested by the lovely Brian King! It was such an unusual colour combo for me…
a look at the colours that inspired this card…
Now you can see the Crushed Curry still took precedence as the main colour with Poppy Parade taking second place whilst I only added small accents of the Pretty Peacock. This is quite normal for how I work with colour – I generally have a primary colour, a secondary colour and then an accent colour. I even chose when it came to using embossing paste on the card to stick to the Crushed Curry even if I did think a little about adding it with one of my other two colours!
a look at the details and some of the texture
Here is a look at the detail. I chose to use the Curved Occasions bundle as my feature stamp on my card. Fun & Funky was where it was at with this one and this bundle meets that criteria so well. That little car reminds me of my own first little car and when I knew that I wanted a pop of red, nothing beats a fast little red car!
I’ve added a touch of the brand new Very Vanilla and Basic Black Large Check ribbon – this stuff is aborbs! The sentiment “You’re Great” I’ve sorta added in a pattern as well by repeating the stamping and trimming the sentiments out and repeating them three times down the card.
To wrap it up I added some spritzing with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker and embellished with some of those gorgeous sequins in Pretty Peacock.
P.S. Do you want to see how to make up the fun tiles using embossing paste that I have used on my background? I have made an Instagram reel showing just how. Head over and check me out on Instagram and you will be able to find it on my reels section or check it out below…
a look at the inside…
I couldn’t leave the inside untouched, no naked insides here! The colours look so bold and bright and I just loved repeating them on the inside of the card. Using up the scraps of my Designer Series Paper is one of my favourite things to do, especially when it comes to using them on the inside of my cards because not only is it thrifty but it also helps to repeat the design and make the card ‘flow’ when the recipient opens up the card.
I hope that you got some inspiration from my project share today.
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Until next time, crafty hugs. xx
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