Friday, March 22, 2013

Pattern Play 4 and PP137

Lucky me I was able to combine my Pattern Play homework with a challenge at the Paper Players.

In the Pattern Play online class we learned more about altering our pattern paper using whitewash, glossy accents, stickles and other things.  We also learned more about combining patterns.

Using the Paper Player sketch I cut circles from various papers.  (Now that I've previewed my post and see that the Paper Player card is supposed to be clean and simple, I may not qualify but I'm sending it anyway.  You could still count this card if you disregard the changes to the paper.)  The stripe, aqua and red all came from a Studio G pack.  The orange is one I altered to color match.

The original color is on top and it was too gold.  Using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, I colored over it making it match the stripe color with darker orange dots.

I added Glossy Accents to the centers of the design on this piece.  I can see by the picture that it kind of pooled in the middle as it dried.

I don't own any stickles (it's on my "to buy" list) but I did have some glitter paint by DecoArt.  I also put this on the red part of the striped paper.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot


Thank you to the Seize the Birthday design team for picking my masculine card for honorable mention.  It was the first time I had the opportunity to enter that challenge and I am so thrilled.  Now let's just hope I can live up to it with future challenges.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. What a cute idea, Bobby! I love that each of the circles have been given that extra little touch! It is clean and simple to me! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Excellent job on the PP homework, Bobby! I'm so behind with the classes, but it's fun to see and have examples like this to inspire me, as well, when I finally get to it, so TFS!!

  3. What a fun card, Bobby! Love the added details on the circles. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  4. Isn't that a great idea to add the glossy accents and glitter to the papers? Not rocket science, but I just don't always think of that. Love the difference it makes!

  5. What super techniques!! I love your mix of pattern paper too. And congratulations on your mention at Seize the Birthday! Woo hoo!