Saturday, November 3, 2012

Patterns at #47 Card Crafters Circle

It will be a fun challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle ... our theme is one of my favourites...  PATTERNED PAPERS!

We are sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps, who offers our random prize winner their choice of SEVEN digital images! Have fun only choosing only 7!  I created this week using the Kidz Boy - Hot Air Balloon image....  as soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to paper piece it... or at least the balloon!  I had a wonderful paper set, some paper covered in coloured stars, and others with an almost 'bunting' pattern...

On a pale blue cardbase, I've layered wheat cardstock, orange, then brown papers, finishing with the triangular bunting patterned paper for the background. I printed the image on white cardstock to be coloured later, and then printed the balloon part several times on the patterned star paper, for piecing... I was hoping for a patched effect.  After a lot of cutting and overlaying pieces to achieve some texture,  I fussy cut the image, and cut the balloon from the boy in the basket (coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Pro Marker Aqua).  I cut away the balloon ropes, and replaced them with brown threads... threaded fro the balloon to the boy (and fixed to follow the image lines) then to the basket.. after fixing the balloon to the papers with foam tape, the boy swings independently.  Finishing off, I added brown pearls to the corners.

This card is also being entered into the challenge at
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges #179 Birthday (6/11)
Stampin With The Dragon  Birthday (7/11)
By the Cute And Girly - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (30/11)

I hope you'll join with us in our challenge this week, and show us your PATTERNED PAPERS creations! Thanks for peepin'!

7 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

This is so fun! Love how you left him swinging! Great choice of papers to add texture!

Caroline said...

This is so cute I love the image and the layout is fab. Caroline xxx

Snezana Maricic said...

Greetings from Belgrade, Serbia.
I'm a big fan of all the art and crafts, especially the works of pressed flowers, greeting cards, bookmarker, and I like decoupage.
I'm extremely impressed with your work, but I have neither the material nor the tools to be able to create such beauty as you.
Belgrade have very little materials and tools for the hobby, and what there is,it is very expensive and of poor quality. Everything I do, I work with my fingers, scissors and glue to use plain paper, or wood glue. I do not have to drill or glue paper ruller, not all the tools and materials you see here and the video clips on youtube.
By the way, I am a judge, and work hard, so i don't have inough time for crafts.
I'd like to look at my work and give your feedback.
Sorry for my bad english.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Pauline

Just popped over to say hello and thank you for becoming a follower. It means a lot to me. I am now a follower of your blog as well. I love your blog and will do lots of exploring on your side of the world. By the way - I am having another blog candy give away starting tomorrow and you are more than welcome to join in if you feel so inclined. The post won't go live until 12:05 am Tuesday morning my time.

Hugs and smiles


Brigitte said...

Love your card!!!! This is so original, I love all the different piece of patterned paper!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star challenge and good luck!

Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

See my blog for yummy candy ☺

Geraldine said...

Really cute fresh card. Loving your paper piecing.
thank you for sharing your creation with BTC&G's "Twinkle, twinkle" challenge.