Hiya, today I have a richly coloured and highly patterned card from the Pollyanna Pickering Wildlife Collection of papers, toppers etc. I went for something a bit different for me and really embraced the rich colours and patterns.
I think that it is very easy to be afraid of strong colours and highly patterned papers and the tendency is to use a little of them with something more neutral. I think that works well, and I certainly do like that look. However there was something about these papers and designs that made it impossible to choose just one, so I decided to leap in and use lots of them. I think that it worked because the patterns and colours were equally rich and vibrant so no-one over dominated, they complimented each other, and there was a little balance in the light and shade of the designs so it did not end up just one big blur. The other thing I did that I think helped is I added a thin mat on all the layers of black card which just added a little definition between each design – like a full stop in a long paragraph! Anyway see what you think for yourselves, here is my Pollyanna Pickering Safari Lion Card video:
Now as always here is some photos of the finished card:
So that is it for today, I hope you enjoyed it and that you liked the card. Don’t forget that as best as possible there are links to the products used below my signature, which include Create and Craft which I would like to remind my american viewers that they now have an american warehouse and even a channel I believe. I understand it is all the same web address, but if I am a wrong please let me know and I will try to ensure I get it right next time lol! In the meantime hugs and have a great craft day,
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