Monday, February 23, 2009

#39 - Pattern Paper Pandemonium

We all love it... patterned paper. Flowers, polka dots, ledger, script - the paper manufacturers have thought of it all, and they know just how to coordinate all those beautiful papers to give us the perfect paper lines.

But why let the manufacturers have all the fun with that mixing and matching of papers? It can be a little daunting to put "unmatching" papers together on a layout, but it can also be a whole lot of fun. So, here is my challenge to you...

Use at least 5 different patterned papers from at least 5 different manufacturers. It's that simple.

Here is what the team did:

Paloma: Paloma totally went for it and used all kinds of patterns on top of a neutral cardstock. Some papers she left in strips, some she used for some handcutting. Somehow they all work together, though. Gorgeous.

Pamela: Pamela found a way to use all those extra strips of paper that we all accumulate. Notice how the blue tones seem to clash, but when put together in small amounts they seem like they were made to go together.


Deb: Deb used a bit of everything - writing, polkas, florals. She managed to avoid the use of a "base" cardstock at all. Lovely. (Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Sassafrass Lass, Scenic Route, Imagination Project, and Jenni Bowlin)


Brenda: Brenda used a pattern paper as her base and then added in small bits of papers to add bursts of color. Using a punch with different patterned papers is a great way to give a cohesive look. (Studio Calico, Making Memories, Pink Paislee, Chatterbox and Cosmo Cricket)


Jennifer: I kept my basic design fairly plain. First I picked a background paper and then leafed through my stash to find a patterned paper that jumped out at me (in this case, it was the yellow, red, green floral pattern from Basic Grey). I then pulled out papers that had some of those same tones in them. I used 4 punches circles of each of 5 papers for an overlapped scallop look. I cut out a square of the last to use as a place to journal.



Ok.... hope that gives you a jumping off point. The possibilities are literally endless. If you want to REALLY be brave, set out a bunch of papers, close your eyes, and choose a few to use. I think you will like the results.
You have until Sunday, March 8th at midnight EST to complete this challenge. I am doing things a little differently this time, and everyone who enters the challenge will be put into a drawing for a couple RAKS. I will randomly choose 2 winners who will get a fabulous add-on kit from Studio Calico. (PHOTOS LATER)
Please make your submissions new, although you are welcome to combine with a layout you are doing for another challenge elsewhere.
Have fun!

38 comments:

lizzie said...

i wanted to use my sewing machine on this one... but i did it at a friends house! i really like the way it came out!!
http://mommalizzie.blogspot.com/2009/02/few-challenges_23.html

Lori B said...

Here is mine. This was really fun!

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=157872

redmom said...

I love mixing up the patter papers & companies!! I ended up using more than 5!

http://redmomscraps.blogspot.com/2009/02/old-bold-new.html

Cari Skuse said...

Here's mine! What a fun challenge, Thanks guys. ;)

http://tinyurl.com/an7pz9

Kimberly said...

Okay, I took the plunge! Enjoyed this challenge very much!

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1460080

StrawberryPia said...

You can find my challenge entry here: http://piasdoodling.blogspot.com/2009/02/method-playground-challenge-39.html

I always tend to use pp´s from the same line and this was really challenging! Thanks for the fun challenge!
Hugs Pia

Lalunatique said...

Simple ? ;)
Here is mine
http://marielalunatique.blogspot.com/2009/02/cest-la-relache.html

Thanks for this challenge !

Joann said...

What a fun challenge. I used some patterned papers I've had on hand for quite sometime. It was fun to mix & match. here it is:
http://joannslittlethings.blogspot.com/2009/02/lets-fly-away.html

Sarah said...

Thanks for the fun! Here's my take!
http://scropping.blogspot.com/2009/02/lifes-adventures-photo-exchange-and.html

Eliana said...

Here I come with a serendipity !

http://scrapentrenous.blogspot.com/2009/02/serendipity.html

Shemaine said...

This was fun! Here's mine
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/shoegal90045/scarppystuff013.jpg

Anne P said...

Here is my take on the challenge. It was quite hard but I did it and ended up with six manufacturers. http://scraptastic-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/02/method-playground-39-and-sketch-this-79.html

marimari said...

Here is my layout.Love this challenge!

http://naturally17.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/

Penny said...

Here's my LO!

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=158748&gallery_type=main

Aphra said...

Oooo, this was my first challenge for you guys, and it was fun! I love how my layout (entitled Love Is In the Air) turned out. Thanks!

http://aphradeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Rhayne said...

Here is a layout I did for this challenge. It was tough finding 5 different companies in my stash :) Great challenge!

http://rhaynesplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-latest-page.html

Starr said...

Great challenge, managed to use some really old papers that would most likely have gone unused forever more so I'm happy about that :) My LO is here:

http://mylifeinascrapbook.blogspot.com/2009/03/method-playground-39-5-paper.html

Eyovine said...

This was great fun =). Thanks for the inspiration. Here is my take
http://stokk-eyovine.blogspot.com/2009/03/method-playground-challenge-39.html

HL0517 said...

great challange - here was mine

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/8017

Lindsay said...

LOVED this challenge! I love combining different pps! I used Scenic Route's Background Blue Grid Worn, MM Love Notes Lace, K & Co. Cut n Paste Funky Stripes, Collage Press' Sparks, and Cosmo Cricket's Chemistry Wink Wink. Thanks for the challenge! You can find my LO on my blog:

http://lindsaysthreelittleblessings.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1461592

this challenge was hard for me since im not use to using several patterns on one layout. hopefully cutting stars from different patterned paper counts!

Sharona B said...

I love layering and using different pattern papers. I had a hard time finding five manufacturers since I buy a few kinds religiously (Basic Grey, Crate Paper, etc.). I used Basic Grey, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, SEI, and Scenic Route. I had a lot of fun and realized I might need to get out of the box a little. Here's my challenge. Thanks for the fun inspiration.

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1462144

Scoobie said...
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Scoobie said...

Great cahellenge!I started using coordinated papers just a 18 months ago, so this was a kind of "going back to my roots". Well, this layout will probably be "layout of the year" in the scrapping world, but at least I did it! Here is my take on this challenge.

Og, I made a card, too. Just follow the same link to have a look.

mica said...
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mica said...

Enjoyed this challenge. I could use up some scraps :) Here is my entry.
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=159761&user_id=9361

Conchi said...

Here is mine:

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=159885&user_id=14653

I love to use my scraps!!

Kimber-Leigh said...

here's mine...this was so fun! i used 9 papers but five different manufacturers: Studio Calico, Making Memories, Creative Imaginations, Pink Paislee, and Cosmo Cricket.

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/8183

yyam said...

This was a chance to use my scraps. Thanks! Here's mine...

http://yyam.blogspot.com/2009/03/method-playground-challenge-5-different.html

Conchi said...

Hi!! This is the entry for my mother. Funny challenge!!

http://miterrazaalmundo.blogspot.com/2009/03/camins.html

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful layouts and an awesome challenge! I've been away from home for a while and it was so great to scrap again. Here's my layout:

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1463922

Thanks so much for the challenge!

Anna-Karin

Grace Tolman said...

great challenge ladies!

here's my try
http://tolmanchronicles.blogspot.com/2009/03/saturday-share.html

Chiqui said...

this was a fun challenge! Here's my layout: http://chixgutierrez.blogspot.com/
I'm already looking forward to the next challenge.

The Squared One said...
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The Squared One said...

Try again!! I messed up my comment above!

Jing-Jing's Entry

miwako said...

here is my layout.
i like this challenge and so much fun!

thanks.

http://chichin-puipui.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/03/mp39.html

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