Sunday, 23 June 2013

Paper Players #151 - Sketch Challenge

I have combined several challenges with this card. Firstly, the sketch is from Paper Players Challenge this week.

The main colour Orange was influenced by StampNation's Summer Kick Off Party Day 2 challenge which was "Hot, hot, HOT!" H, being for Heat Embossing, O for Orange and T for Twine. Can you spot all the elements? 

Oh, and did you notice the use of Washi tape on this card? That's a sneak peek of the new product offering in the 2013-14 catalogue which goes live on 2 July! Washi Tape TIP: adhere the washi tape on plain white coloured paper if you are going to place it over a busy background. This way, the design (in this case, the yellow gingham pattern) will be clearly visible. 

When I had finished, I saw that the card also meets StampNation's Challenge #89, which was to mix and match at least 3 different patterns on the card. 

I learned from Noell Hyman a principle on mixing patterned papers. You can watch the video tutorial which is sent to you for free when you sign up to receive her email. Basically, scrapbookers may have rules they'd follow, like the geometric, floral and text rule (this is all news to me too, as I haven't scrapbooked before, at least not with the traditional 12x12 pages). Noell says the principle is actually very simple - Contrast. She explains it very clearly on her video, so I won't repeat it here :-) 


Deanna Gonzalez said...

Michelle, this is a GREAT layout!!! Thank you for the idea and for letting us know about the principle on mixing patterned papers...I never knew that either hehe! Beautiful card! I love it!

LeAnne said...

Very sweet card and thanks for the tip about washi....seems obvious but I have to admit I didn't think about it!!! I do see all three elements too! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Players!

Amy O said...

Love the mix of fun, happy colors on this card! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Player this week!

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