My dear friend, Betty Keefe, directed my attention to a sketch challenge, which can be foundhere, and this particular sort of sketch always motivates me to join in. So, I created something for the season with my Hero Arts stamps and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted which came free with some other stamps I ordered.
Another design to add to the growing ways to make a grid card is to mix big with small squares, like this:
The biggest square is in the middle. This has to be adhered after the four small squares have been fitted onto the card on each side otherwise it is difficult to get it in the middle.
This pink one has been made in the same design as the blue one.
This is where I keep all my punched out scraps so that they are ready to use and easy to find! In the top drawer I have butterflies, then the next three drawers
have square inchies in three different sizes and the fifth drawer has
banners and strips of patterned paper which I could use on any card or
project that needs it, at any time.
Thanks for your visit.
Haven't been here in a month, so way time to update this blog. I have changed the title and added 'Scrap' cards. Fact is, I love creating with snippets of paper that I keep in my Paper trays.
The die-cut bird was paper pieced - the smallest pieces of paper that were big enough to line up to cover the bird were used. The flowers are from a Collage stamp from Hero Arts and I stamped six on the same paper strips that coordinated with the bird. I stamped some faux stitching in the corners as I thought it suited this style of card.
I made this a while back. I love mixing and matching colors and patterns in paper style to form a big puzzle. I look at every piece and if my instinct says it shouldn't be there, I will replace it before I glue the pieces to my backing sheet. The size is A4 which is 11.5 x 8 inches.
I mixed greens with turquoise and brown together with neutrals.
Have a creative week!
I have already shared these cards over on my other blog - the Craft Nest, so this is just a post to put them on the blog they really belong in.
This is a discovery which came about quite by accident. Look at the following two pictures.
The first one is a card project I made on a watercolorpaper panel with distress inks (see 'One').
I didn't like it but as you know I never throw anything away, I put it
to one side for a future grid project. Then I thought I could stamp over
the top of it with this solid background stamp and get a different
effect. So I inked it up with Old paper distress and stamped over the
top but the result was not to be desired. I noticed I still had ink on
my stamp so stamped it again onto a regular piece of beige cardstock
(see 'Two'). And what did I notice - I had picked up the ink from the
watercolor paper panel which gave me a nice effect. So instead of inking the paper, the paper inks your stamp!
This is a card I made using this technique and the above watercolor
panel. I sprayed my stamp with water and let the paper ink my stamp up.
Lovely to use all those small stamps that hardly get used, too. I think
that this works best with a shadow stamp of some kind.
This is my second card with this stamp. No technique here. This is for the Birthday challenge over on the Hero Arts Blog.
Have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for your visit!