Crafty, Stamping

Cure for the Monday Blues: Awesome Patterns

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Cure For The Monday Blues #3I haven’t been participating in a lot of challenges lately. But something about this inspiration image Taheera chose for her Cure for the Monday Blues challenge┬ástuck with me after I saw it. Every time I went into my craft room to work on something else, I found myself reaching for black and white patterns. So I gave in and made a card just for the challenge.

I built my card over a stamped, watercolor ikat background made with Distress Ink and a mister. Then I raided my scrap drawers for bits of bright papers with small patterns that would echo all of those gorgeous textiles. I just started layering and fussing until I liked it, then topped it with a plain white strip, stamped with one of Lil’ Inker Design’s new sentiments. I used markers and a heavy mist to ink the stamp, which leaves and imperfect and dreamy impression.

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And because everything needs a little sparkle and shine, I quite literally tossed gold star confetti onto the card and glued them where they fell. It’s such a fun way to add a little sprinkle of color and shine to your project, and way less stressful for those who have a compulsion to carefully balance everything. Like me. Is there anything in between the extremes? How do you approach adding sequins, confetti, and “random” embellishments to your projects?

7 Comments

  • Jen Rzasa

    February 7, 2014

    Awesome, awesome…totally AWESOME! Sarah, this card is just incredible from the background to the mix of patterned papers. I’m actually currently uploading the pic for my entry to my computer, and it doesn’t even come close to how cool yours is! Good luck..I hope yours is picked as one of the faves!

  • cheiron

    February 8, 2014

    This is FABULOUS! Perfect take on the inspiration.

  • Laura Davis

    February 8, 2014

    This card is purely awesome!
    Laura

  • Tasnim

    February 9, 2014

    This card is stunning! Seriously stunning!! Love your mix of pattern papers and how you stacked them under the sentiment strip! :)

  • Taheerah

    February 9, 2014

    Sarah. OMG. Your card is amazing!! The background watercoloured ikat is incredible, and your clusters of patterned paper are perfect!! Love the addition of the stars and the multi-inked sentiment too! Thanks so much for playing to Cure The Monday Blues!

  • donna mikasa

    February 10, 2014

    Fantastic card, Sarah! LOVE the mix of ikat and the rainbow sentiment! Congrats on your win!

  • joni

    March 26, 2014

    Whoa! Cuteness Overload! I especially like the hair bow idea.

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