Saturday, October 17, 2009

Challenge 53: Make Patterned Paper With Cardstock

Things are new and fresh here at Method Playground! We have 5 new team members who are sure to breathe new and fresh ideas into the blog, and we could not be more excited about it.

Times of change always make me look back and reflect, too. I decided that this challenge would blend the old and the

Let's go back to our first ever challenge and do it again!

I highly encourage you to flip back and see what folks did with this challenge the first time around, but for those of you who want to get right to it, here it is:


That's it. Make just a small accent piece or transform a whole piece of paper into a new pattern using cardstock. The choice is yours.

As always, you have 2 weeks to submit your creations for a chance to win a RAK. (More on that later). The deadline is 12midnight e.s.t. on Sunday, November 1.

Here is what the team did:


Kimmy created 2 patterned papers. For the black one she glimmer misted the colored scrap papers, punched out the butterflies and adhered them to the black glimmer misted paper in a pattern. For the white background piece, she splattered glimmer mist in coordinating colors all over the page.


Helga took the challenge a different way and created her patterned paper using Distress Inks, water and stamps.


Amanda created the green scroll background with her Cricut. The silver cardstock in the foreground was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded (making the raised image appear to be brushed metal).


Michelle used five different techniques to create her own patterned paper swatches.


Miwako created her patterned paper by starting with a base of ivory cardstock. She used her favorite distress inks (especially Tim Holtz's tattered rose) and also stamped with acrylic paint onto the background.

I used a small punch to punch orange circles out of cardstock, which I then glued to a piece of graph paper, making a patterned paper on top of a patterned paper.

Deborah used a mask and Maya Road mist on her background cardstock. The black cardstock has die cuts layered on top.

Now let's see what YOU can do with cardstock!


Alma7 said...

Wow! Great LOs!
Here's mine -


Miss Jaster said...

Ohh I just love what everyone did!

Helga Payawal-Vergara said...

Great Los Team! so proud to be part of it!

Iris Uy said...

beautiful work ladies! A special shout out to Helga! Proud of you girl!!

Jill said...

Wowza! These are all so GREAT!

mica said...

Love DTs examples. They are all so pretty! I made my papers with stamps; Studio Clico stamp(pink on white cs) and Fiskers stamp (black on Kraft cs).



Carol said...

i used glimmer mist on mine!!

Anna-Karin said...

Fun challenge and great layouts!

Here's my layout:

Thanks for the challenge!


YOKO said...

Great challenge!!
Here is mine


penny said...

I printed the word "sister" on kraft paper to make a background for my layout.

KeriK said...

SO fun to go back and re-visit this challenge! I made a mini-album with white cardstock-turned-patterned paper, and fancied it up with stamps, paints, and inks!

Here's my entry:

Anna-Karin said...

I had so much fun with this challenge, so I made a second layout. Here it is:

Thanks again!

jeanie nieva said...

this is my take on the challenge:

i used misting on white cardstock and stamping on the emerald circle. :)

Starr said...

Love what everyone has done - all so creative. I was a bit daunted by this challenge at first but here's what I came up with:

GoofyPhiloGirl said...

Here's mine:
I used SC's "happy" stamp + Fired Brick distress ink, Peeled Paint Distress ink + water as a color wash, SC's Happy stamp w/fired brick + peeled paint distress inks under glimmer mist for the card background, vintage photo distress ink for the "happy" overstamping, Bazzill lava cardstock for the tree base and backing for ornaments, Bazzill spinach w/ vintage photo distress ink on on the SC tree stamp, w/ gold and period embossing powders on the tree as ornaments... Thanks for looking!

Ann said...

Little late but I participated, so I link it anyway! Thanks for all the inspiration!