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Sunday, 16 March 2014

playing with paper #2 for Country View Crafts


Well it is time to share my 2nd paper inspired piece for The Country View Crafts challenge blog, where it is our first anniversary, so here is my paper inspired piece :


I don't usually use much patterned paper, so did find this a challenge to incorporate that as my main focus.I started by inking a card blank with walnut stain distress ink and the used the paper to create lots of layers, distressing the edges with the tonic edge tool and also dipping in stains from craft sheet to add a distressed feel.


I decided to let the soft coloured papers dictate the colour scheme..and for me was very restrained with my embellishments. using only a few flowers cut from the paper stack and some seam binding at the tag top. I did the stamping for my sentiment and dressform in jet black archival ink. I love these new hash tag stamps and there seems to be one for all occasions!


I love the softness of seam binding and it creates another element of interest and texture .


Well short and sweet for me! There is still plenty of time to join in our paper inspired challenge, details here .







21 comments :

  1. Absolutely stunning! Love the grungy look!
    Thanks so much for being a new follower on my blog! I'm delighted to see new faces, because they lead me to their own blogs that I might not have found before!

    I have been enjoying looking at your previous posts!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Gaby

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  2. Gorgeous Trace, the papers have worked so well and the design is beautiful, well balanced and simple embellishments is all it needed. Great job xx

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  3. Stunning Trace, love all those paper layers behind that gorgeous stamp and the ribbon at the top is just perfect!!

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  4. A stunning creation, I love all the layering.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Loving the soft muted colours, it has a really delicate feel about it - and is very beautiful. Anne xx

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  6. A wonderful card and you have created so much interest with how you used the papers

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Love the shabby layers, Trace - a beautiful make.
    Alison xx

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  8. The more I look at this piece Trace, the more I love it. It's very elegant and I love the way you've interpreted the theme. Gorgeous! Chris xxx

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  9. This is such a gorgeous card, Trace. I love the beautiful layers and distressed colors on it. Fantastic! :)

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  10. Hi trace wow this is gorgeous and you done a fab job with the papers!! Your cards are gorgeous!!!
    Hugs
    Vic x

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  11. Lots of lovely layers and subtle colours!! That ribbon looks yummy too x

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  12. So perfectly you! Love the images and vintage feel in the neutral palette!

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  13. Gorgeous paper inspired creation, Trace! I love the dress form and patterned paper layers. Wonderful vintage feel! Hugs!

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  14. Wowser, cant believe it has been a year already since the challenge was born. This is really lovely - very calming, muted - love the vintage feel of it.

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  15. So pretty trace and I do love all the layers and muted colors. I believe you can do anything!!
    Sandy xx

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  16. The layers are all so delicate and work really well with this haberdashery themed piece. Love it Trace. Jenny x

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