Monday, August 27, 2012

Crate Paper challenge-patterns, and some news!

I love doing Crate Paper's monthly challenges.  I haven't done one in a while with our move going on, but when I saw the one this month to use papers to create patterns, it was right up my alley!  I love taking inspiration from quilts, and that is how I came up with the design for this page below.

I took a whole bunch of different papers from 4 collections: Pretty Party, Storyteller, Little Boy Blue, and Portrait.  I cut squares in quarter inch increments from 2" to 1 " (giving me 5 different sized squares).  I layered the squares in the corner and stitched down the middle. Then I distressed the edges with my fingers a bit.

 On the background, I used a circle stencil with some white paint, and then I just used my black pen on the woodgrain stencil to make some  waves.

I layered some stickers and called it done.  Then I smudged my journaling!  I hate when that happens!!!!  Oh well, at least you can still read it.

In other news, I am SO excited to announce that I made the My Scraps & More design team!!!  This online store has THE BEST shipping around...seriously.  And Tammi always has great deals on new lines, PLUS there is a giveaway every Monday on the My Scraps blog!!!  And you should see who else is on the new team!


Cathy said...

Wow! This is just every detail of it!
Congrats on the new team...I see some familiar faces made the exciting!

Unknown said...

Love the layout, it's amazing! Congrats on the new team! I will definitely check them out!!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Great layout Audrey! And congrats on the D T!

LisaM said...

Ove your layout Audrey! Looking forward to working with you over there!

Anonymous said...

This layout is a complete stunner!!!! The detail in the pattern combining is gorgeous. Congrats too on the DT!

Paige Taylor Evans said...

Oh WOW I love the patterned paper pieces! I am so going to try this!