Thursday, March 18, 2010

Card Challenge Day 18 - PLENTIFUL PATTERNS

Today challenge for 365 cards threw me for a loop just a little. You were to use at least three of the following patterns of paper:


Plaid, Paisley, Gingham, Houndstooth, Toile

Not my usual mix of patterns but then again that is why it is called a challenge! LOL I had to first figure out if I even had any of these papers and if I did what is the chances of them matching? Luckily, I had some that worked pretty good together. The Houndstooth paper was a little too bold with a brown and white color so I took some Chestnut Roan ink to it to tone the white down. Inking it made a big difference - it made it coordinate a little better with the other papers. For the Toile paper I just cut an oval image out of that and made it my main image on the card.

6 comments:

Kim O'Rear said...

Well done on a tough challenge! Great card.

annieambriel said...

this is a lovely card. Love the way you combine all the elements. looks regal. Nice

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

I think you nailed it! Great job

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I totally love this Melanie ! The color combo is perfect, how cool you could match it all. AND thanks for being so sweet and supportive to me on my blog, it really means a lot to me.

Gail said...

Your card is so pretty,it has a very elegant almost vintage feel.I just love it.You make the challenge look easy.

hugs

Gail

Crafty Sue said...

Wow, that's a tough challenge, but, oh, how I love what you made! Very pretty. TFS