Sunday 28 September 2014

Eclectic tiles

This week's challenge from Pals Paper Arts was a lovely sketch and seemed a good chance to use my new(ish) stamp set, Kinda Eclectic.
I really like this stamp set and my favourite part of it is the leaf stamp, which I've used on the cardstock to make a background. The edge of the cardstock is sponged in  Sahara Sand and the leaves stamped in Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow but stamped in third and fourth generations to tone down the strength of the colour. I've used the Dictionary background stamp in Sahara Sand on the four tiles and used other elements from Kinda Eclectic in Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede, while the butterfly from the same set is in full-strength Blackberry Bliss. The edges of the tiles have been lightly sponged in Sahara Sand to give more definition. The whole tile section is mounted on Sahara Sand then Soft Suede. I originally stamped the sentiment on a banner shape and sponged around the edges but it was just too busy, so I abandoned that idea and stamped in Soft Suede directly on to the Sahara Sand. The central panel and butterfly are popped up on dimensionals. It's a much busier card than I usually gravitate towards but I like the exuberance of it, in this particular case.

Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Dictionary
Inks: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Butterfly punch, Pearls, Dimensionals, Sponge


  1. Beautiful! Love the colors you've used and the Dictionary background! Thanks for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Beautiful job of the challenge. Love the window effect and also love your color palette! Thanks for playing with Pals paper Arts!

  3. Very pretty. Your color choices are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with is this week at Pals Paper Arts.