Monday, February 1, 2016

Challenge @ 5 - Use Three Different Papers

Hello, Crafty Beginners!
This week the challenge is to use three different design papers.   The challenge here is to combine papers that in most instances would never be used together.    
Paper Piecing is a wonderful way address a challenge like this.

Here is an example of Paper Piecing using three papers.
The third design paper is used in the bodice, skirt ruffle, socks.  It is a smaller dotted print than the background paper.   Try to keep your designs cohesive.  Don't add components simply for the sake of covering up empty space.  Empty space can make your design more interesting to the eye.  Over embellishing can diminish your design and become tiring to the eye!

Traditional Card Using 3 Design Papers
Color integration is a key factor when combining papers.  
To add interest, you can pop in a contrasting color as a counterpoint.

Paper stacks and scrap kits contain coordinated papers that work well in combination.  Challenge yourself by using papers from your stash or mix papers from different stacks!

Our Site is intended as a resource for new crafters, however, our challenges are open to all!

Good Luck!  Thanks for stopping by!
Hugz,
Chana



6 comments:

  1. Two beautiful examples. They are both "eye catching" and I love them.

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    1. Thanks, Lois! I appreciation you nice words and your support!
      The site is getting a fair amount
      views, but not much participation in the challenges. I will keep them up, though, because the post may be helping someone...I hope so!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  2. Well I just reread your info for this challenge and my submission probably does not meet your requirements. I am sorry and if you want to remove it I will understand. Thanks and have a great day.

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    1. Your entry is fine, Barbara! I left a comment on your blog! Thanks for joining us and I hope you will play along with us again next week.

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  3. Hey, can anyone play along? I also have a friend who just recently got started in card making. I think this would be a great place for her to get her feet wet with challenges. I've saved the site so I can make some referrals. And I love the paper pieced tag, cute, cute, cute.

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    1. Yes, Joyce, anyone can play along! I will post projects specifically aimed a new crafters! She can also e-mail me with questions. Thanks for the comment on the tag. And thanks for offering to refer newbies!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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Hugz,
Chana