Kristina's latest challenge uses a very interesting color combination, but one I really enjoyed playing with. They aren't colours I would have thought to put together but I felt they worked really well together. The patterns from the skirt were more of the paisley style, but rather than pulling out my much loved Paisley background again for that sort of thing I decided to go with the damask-style image from the Friends 24-7 set. My basic idea was to use markers to ink it up, but it was really only once I got playing that I decided on doing a fully patterned panel. It was relatively time consuming to ink it up so many times, but I think it was well worth it. I had wanted to have some vanilla taffeta off the left edge of the main panel, but the way I wanted to do it would have required sewing and I just wasn't in the mood for that much hand sewing! I felt the next best option was the eyelet punch. I've based the layout of the card of the Elite Challenge Blogs sketch for this month.
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: textured Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray
Stamp Set: Friends 24-7
Inks: Basic Gray (for edges)
Accessories: markers in Really Rust, More Mustard, Basic Gray; sponge dauber; Eyelet Border punch, dimensionals