I am really excited to share with you that I am a Guest Designer for Virginia's View Challenge #7.
This is the first time she is having guests for her very popular challenges and I am thrilled to have been asked along with some other fabulous and talented designers.
Being a clean & simple designer using patterned paper can be challenging, but it can also make for stunning results. There are a few things I consider when using patterned paper to keep true to my personal style:
- When working with patterned papers it is easy when you choose patterns from the same paper collection as I did with the Into the Woods collection from Lawn Fawn.
- Paper piecing is a fabulous way to add patterned paper to a CAS design without overdoing it.
- Sequins are also another great way to balance patterned paper so it does not overwhelm your design.
For my card is chose to use fall themed patterned papers and stamps. I stamped my sunflowers on some Lawn Fawn Into the Woods patterned paper and used the co-ordinating dies to cut the shapes. I also stamped the sunflower images again on another paper from the same collection so that I could layer the centres over the base shape. The leaves were also die cut and stamped from another patterned paper from Lawn Fawn's Pink Lemonade. I used Copic markers to colour the leaves to change the hue slightly. I stamped the sentiment first on a white card base using VersaFine Onyx Black. I then mounted all the images on the white card base. The top sunflower was mounted with a double layer of foam tape for dimension. Finally some coordinating sequins were added for more interest.