THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who took part in our first challenge - 33 entries is not bad for first attempt. Lets hope it just grows and grows.
For the second challenge this month, one of the DT, Ciara suggested we played with pattern. I hit upon an idea straight away - I wanted to cut out the letters of BIRTHDAY on my cricut and then stamp half of them and half of the background so it looks like the letters have been "peeled" out of the cardstock...
This was actually my THIRD attempt at this card - first I used a pale green ink and I couldn't see it clearly enough through the stamp to get the repeats correct across the card. I switched to this eggplant ink, but my second attempt I didn't get it right either. There is still a section on this third attempt where I pressed a bit hard, repeat patterns take a bit of practice! I do like the effect I originally set out to achieve though. The stamp I used is one from a Martha Stewart set all of which are patterns so a very useful set to practice with (watch this space for more pattern!!!) The HAPPY is stamped with individual letters from one of the first stamp sets I bought many years ago - its a very handy little set by Hero Arts
Do pop on over to the other DT blogs to see what inspiration they have and then go and get your pattern mojo working and let's see what you can come up with over on the challenge site - you've got until the end of May to play.