Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mixy Matchy Style

I was really taken with the challenge at Moxie Fab World that Cath calls Mixy Matchy Style - combining many patterns in a pleasing way.  I should be able to do that easily, given my background in quilting; one of my favorite parts of making a quilt was choosing the fabrics.  But this was a true challenge to me.  Compared to some of the examples that Cath showed us, this is pretty tame, but it's a start!  After playing with dozens of patterns,  here's what I came up with for my first try:

MFW Mixy Matchy Style

I started with that K&Company Susan Winget bird grand adhesions sticker.  I've had it for years and decided I'd make it the focal point of my card.  The papers I finally decided on come from so many collections, old and new: October Afternoon Sidewalks and 9 to 5, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Mabel and Bramble Rose, Fancy Pants Park Bench, and Basic Grey BowTies.  I added some Hobby Lobby lace, washi tape from Michael's and stickers by Cosmo Cricket as my sentiment.

It all came together once I decided on this Page Maps sketch that I had pinned.  Without that I'd still be playing with my papers!  This was really fun, Cath, thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone; I'm going to try another one soon!

19 comments:

  1. you have indeed channeled your inner quilter. How are you going to manage a week without stamps and ink?? This is wonderful!!

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  2. That's gorgeous! I took the Pattern Play class a while back but I still don't think I could manage something like this. My version would probably make one go cross-eyed.

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  3. Wonderful way to use that sticker! You combined the papers beautifully!

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  4. Beautiful mix of pattern and color, Lin! You certainly have an eye for mixing and matching; love this card!

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  5. Fantastic composition! I'm in awe of this one for sure!

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  6. Love this card! Beautiful combination of patterns.
    Marian

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  7. Kudos to you Lin! Your quilting bg really shines through in this lovely creation!

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  8. Lin, you have tackled this challenge well! I will have trouble with this challenge too!!

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  9. Great mix of papers...so pretty!

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  10. Lin - this is so fun. Love the pp's you used. Gorgeous.

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  11. I love your collage card, the colors are wonderful!

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  12. That's great mix of different patterns!

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  13. Really gorgeous work - there is something about all the colors and papers you use plus the bird and house that make such a beautiful dance!!!! Wonderful work!!
    sandy

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  14. I think you nailed it, Lin! Love how these distinctively different patterns come together with this great layout! Love the added fun elements.

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  15. This is soooo lovely, Lin, just love the bird!

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  16. So much goodness here to look at. I think I have the same birdie - he's been living in my stash for awhile too. Kudos to you for giving him such a great home.

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  17. Truly a beautiful Mixy-Matchy card. You have such a great eye for this and I love the teeny birdie!

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  18. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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