Registered: August 28, 2009 Location: Eastern NC Posts: 406
Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 2:45 PM
You are very kind. Thank you.
As for collage, is that what the layers of squares are? It's easy. Take a 2.5 inch square matching your color scheme. Punch 8, 1 inch square out of coordinating papers. Layer 4 squares on top so that you'll have 8 points showing and then just take the remaining 4 and layer those over some of the original corners so that you have different patterns showing. In this case, the paper I was using was double sided to start with so I saved on paper and I also used solid red scraps from my scrap pile. To look the best, the background sheet with the owl is a 3.5" square and the "collage should be centered on that and then the whole thing placed just slightly lower than center on the card. But, I wanted the Owl to show and be able to stamp in the "Thanks", so I shifted all the elements slightly. I had an ink smudge on that top circle, so I covered it up with the little flower and crystal brad.
Funny how we have different descriptions, but I would call your card "shabby" - it's gorgeous and I can't do shabby to save my life. I may try following your description and see what I come up with! Congrats on your first upload!
------------------------------ Linda E
Caution: You are entering an artistic zone. This is not clutter - this is creating. These are not pajamas - it's my work uniform.