March 21, 2013

Pattern Play Day #3



I have some more homework to share from Day 3 of Pattern Play.


Day 3 lessons were on how to tackle big and bold patterns.  Kristina taught the technique of cutting the paper and spacing it out to soften the look.  For my first card I adhered the paper strips to a piece of complimentary cardstock and for my second card I used a piece of co-ordinating patterned paper for my background. A fun technique but spacing out my patterned strips wasn't as easy as it looked.






Cardstock:  White , Vintage Cream, Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Egg Drop Soup (Jillibean)  Marrakech Masala Bella (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #3 (Papertrey Ink) Sunnier Days (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink:   Summer Sunrise, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Fabulous Frames (Papertrey Ink)
other: foam tape

24 comments :

Virginia L. said...

These are so beautiful! I love how you spaced out the large pattern, Tracey! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous class work!

Lisa said...

These are PRETTY Tracey! You're rockin this class girl! The paper on your first card is too cute ;)

Joyce said...

These are both fabulous. We must have been sending creative brain waves to each other. I love the papers you chose, and your sentiments, too. I agree that lining up those strips is not an easy task.

Renee said...

Tracy these are both fabulous...
I love those umbrellas!! :)
Aren't these videos wonderful?
I'm behind with homework...maybe I'll catch up tomorrow since we have turned off COLD and there's a chance of some mix tomorrow...
aarrggghhhh!!!
I'm over winter...
my trees are blooming! :(
But maybe I can start to put a dent in some of the 25000 sheets of PP I happen to have just laying around! :)

Alanna said...

Gorgeous cards. Both really highlight the paper well.

Lynn said...

I love the deep, rich colors on the second card and the cheery feel on the first.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just perfect- always beautiful

Janet Zeppa said...

Looks like you are enjoying the class and creating some awesome cards!

Emily Keaton said...

I have that umbrella paper and love it, but always wondered how to use it. Thanks so much for the great idea, Tracey! I love how these cards turned out :-)

Emily Keaton said...

PS be sure to check out this post today:
http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2013/03/lawn-fawn-march-products-winners.html

Congratulations!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Tracey, doing this would send me shuddering from the room! But you show how wonderful it can turn out! Both cards are fantastic and I know how hard it is to space panels of any kind and get them perfect. Well done!

Kara said...

yes! I saw your name as a winner too...congrats! Love your fun use of patterned papers!

Bev Gomez said...

Tracey, your cards are both phenomenal. I love them. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog for the Casology card.
Hugs, Bev

~Tammy~ said...

Gosh these are great!

Kim S said...

Great patterns!! This technique really does work, doesn't it?? (That umbrella paper is fabulous - perfect with the sentiment!)

Brandi said...

Love the look of division among the patterns! So awesome!

Jean said...

They are both great ~ I especially like the summery umbrellas!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh I love these! You get an A+ on your homework! Nice way to use up some paper too! Hope you are feeling much better.

Sharron said...

Love both of these! It's really been fun looking at everyone's homework. The bold colors in the second card look fabulous but I really LOVE the umbrellas!! And that sentiment is so sweet!

Jen W. said...

These are gorgeous! Such a fun technique! I really should have signed up for this class...

Helen F. said...

Both cards are so beautifully bright and cheery. Love this technique, will have to try it soon :)

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome cards, Tracey! I love the patterns you chose for your cards...great job on your homework!
Congrats on your win at Lawn Fawn!!!

Michelle said...

I really love the umbrella card! Both cards are beautiful, Tracey!

maria f. said...

Just love that umbrella PP card! Great choice for that design. Wasn't the PP class fun?