Friday, June 29, 2012

Patterned Paper Mania

For the Daring Cardmakers this week Leo has issued a killer challenge!

 'Patterned Paper Mania'
This week your mission if you choose to accept it is to create a card using
 a minimum of SIX different patterned papers. 
You can use more if you want to but you must use at least six different ones.

After a little bit of a panic at the thought of this one I realised that the current sketch on my other blog The Sketch File would be a great way to get all those patterned papers onto my card.  Here's what I made:
 I had some new papers arrive this week, so obviously felt compelled to use them!  I've taken to buying a few 12x12 papers along with a 6x6 pad whenever possible - its a great way to get an extra dimension to the designs as you get the same pattern in two sizes.  It also means I don't buy large scale designs that aren't much use for making cards.
These papers come from Carta Bella - a new company to me, but I'm so impressed with the quality - both 6x6 and 12x12 papers are lovely.  The 12x12 have a texture like the Crate Paper ones.
I used:
http://kathyswafflesketchfile.blogspot.co.uk/
 All papers Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments" 6x6 and 12x12, the little birds are cut from one of the papers too
Peachy-pink dewdrops, button, narrow ribbon
Punches: circles, Tonic flower punch,  EK Success border punch
Dies: Die-namics Dainty Doily Duo (small size used), Perfect Petal Trio (largest shape used)
Craft Robo to cut the words

 I'm happy to share most of my Craft Robo templates - just drop me an email via the Contact Me box on the right and I'll get back to you.
A few more photos from Cornwall.  These were all taken at St Agnes on a rather dull day - but it was still giving some photo opportunities!



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7 comments:

tracy said...

6 patterened papers!!! i have trouble with one-great card kathy :)
loving the cornwall photo's that 1st one is a lovely angle :)

Kath said...

I am enjoying your photos too, Kathy. Great card...I would be struggling to use 6 papers!!

Traceyr said...

wow Kathy that is a tall order with the DCM challenge this week eek!

Love the last photo I would love to sit there watching the sea and have some scones and cream. mmmmmmmm!

:)

Kaz said...

You did brilliantly with this tough challenge Kathy, I love this card, it's so pretty. Fab photos again xxx

Janice said...

Great card and quite a task to get away with putting six papers on a card. Love your Cornwall photos, but I have a door like that at home thanks lol!

Angelnorth said...

I'd have thought you'd relish a dare that involved six patterned papers! (unlike me who is unlikely to be able to locate six different papers and would probably need a long lie down afterwards if I decided to try!) Great colourful creation, looks fab!

butterfly said...

Love the lollipops.. this is such fun!