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!
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'!