Monday, September 1, 2014

Guest Designing at Virginia's View!!


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My sweet friend Virginia has asked me to be one of her guest designers for her September Virginia's View challenge!  It's called Pattern Paper, and I loved making something for it.


Patchwork Butterfly

This whole card started with the mint and pink piece of 12" paper from Crate Paper's Oh Darling! collection, with assorted pinks from my scraps.  I made a patchwork background, then paper-pieced the Hero Arts Artists Butterfly and added some pink sequins for sparkle.  The strip background idea was taught to me by my friend Mary Anne many years ago.  And it'a great way to use up scraps, too!  I'll add a sentiment on this one when I use it.  

Virginia has lined up a WOW list of designers this month: Piali Biswas, Shelly Kurth, Tracey McNeeley, Iwona Palamountain, Vicky Papaiouannou, Miriam Pratner,  and Amy Tsuruta!  I hope you'll join us over at Virginia's View and then make a card using Pattern Papers!

16 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS Lin!
    I really love the quilted look on the background. You really rocked the patterned paper challenge!

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  2. What a gorgeous butterfly card.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. Simply gorgeous Lin. Love the quilted look.

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  4. love the mix of pp's, so very beautiful!! :)

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  5. I adore the pink and green combo! Lovely card!

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  6. Beautiful card Lin! So often we forget the techniques and stamps we knew in the beginning. You've done a wonderful job showcasing two things (quilted background and that butterfly) I once loved but haven't used in quite a long time! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  7. Gorgeous card, Lin! Love how you used the patterned paper - your butterfly is so beautiful! ♥

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  8. Beautiful Lin, great way to show off the pp.

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  9. Hi Lin, I haven't made a background like that in a long time--thanks for the reminder! Lovely card!

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  10. Congratulations to your Lin!! Your card is beautiful! Love the colors and your background!!

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  11. You do have a way with pattern Paper Lin! Quilty Goodness:)

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  12. Congrats on guesting at VV, Lin! Love the strip-quilt look background you've created.

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  13. I'm sorry Lin I am so behind. This is a fabulous use of patterned paper, I love that they are from the same family and the butterfly is beautiful with the sequins!

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  14. So pretty!!! Love the papers!

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