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Friday, January 20, 2012

DYSU #55 Patterned Papers

This inspiration picture reminds me of those wonderful black and white square tiled kitchen floors!  This pattern on the floor, though, would have my head swimming!   This week at Do You Stack Up! the theme is PATTERNED PAPER. Bring out those papers!

I love papers.... can't help myself ... if I see papers, I want them.  And my personal philosophy is that decorated papers are like fabrics.... they come in and out of fashion, so aren't available forever.  So my habit is to buy it when I see it, because I don't know when/if I will have the oppoertunity to purchase it again.  That WAS my justification, but prior to joining in the Use It Up 2012, where we pledge to use our own stash, I promised myself that I wouldn't buy any new papers until at least July! But I'm allowed to replace necessities, like adhesive and things that I have depleted in my stash.... (phew!)

This week, the sponsors joining us at DYSU are My Little Shoebox and Copic Marker Scrapbooking, offering some fabulous prizes! 

Ingredients:  White Cardbase; Decorative Papers; Stardust Glitter Pens; Metallic Signo pens; Glaze Pens; Decorative Chalks; Brads...


I printed the Copic Marker Scrapbooking  image over a sentiment that I printed in MS Word.  I coloured the owl with a variety of metallic pens, using a waterpen to blend some areas, but wanting to keep the colour 'textured' to represent feathers. I used orange glaze pen above his beak. Black glaze pen was used in the centre of his eye, and is surrounded with black glitter pen. After trimming the layer to the required size, I chalked the edges, and blended towards the centre of the card layer.

Taking two co-ordinating papers, I created two matt layers to back the image.  I then used a matching border from the same paper set to create a horizontal strip beneath the sentiment, and a wee strip for the top right corner. I added brads to the border accents and corner, and fixed it all to the white cardbase.

I hope you'll come join us in the PATTERNED PAPER  challenge in DYSU Challenge #54...  Thanks for peepin'!
  

9 cared to share!:

Naomi said...

This is SO cute, Pauline! Love those papers and that sentiment is perfect!

Naomi
xoxo

Jennifer said...

I'm with you Pauline on the papers thing! I love them to! This owl of yours is fantastic! I just love his little puffed up chest. Great layers and trimming!

Denise and Louise said...

Great card Pauline. I love this owl, he has such attitude.
Hugs
Denise xx

Marcy said...

Pauline, this is so darn cute!!

~Tammy~ said...

How darling is that little owl. I have to join in with you on the I love paper club because I have acquired quite a bit myself, and I am doing my best to try and use it up. I have scraps like tomorrow, so I do try to start from first when I create! I think I could patchwork my whole house with all my accumulation and then I still would have some left over!!! ha!

princesskitten said...

He is so wicked

Keilly said...

Such a fab card, love that sentiment! x

Ren-Yi said...

The owl is so fun! I love how you used some fun pp too!

Mary Jo said...

I'm a fellow paper addict too...which is funny as most of my cards are CAS with solid papers. lol Love your funny owl and the fun papers you used!