Sunday, August 26, 2012

Herringbone, supersized

I was catching up on my favourite blogs yesterday and noticed that the Crate Paper blog had a new challenge up: a patterned paper challenge. I thought this would be a great chance to try out an idea I've been thinking about lately -- herringbone, supersized.

What do you think?


I used Crate Paper patterned paper and decorative brad. I also used Papertrey Ink felt & dies (notched flower, tag sale #5, modern uppercase alphabet). The letter stamps are Studio Calico. I used some fabric to make one of my flower diecuts for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Fabric Die Cuts.

Here's a close-up of my journaling & flower:


And, when I was done, I decided to get creative with my scraps and make a thank you card, again for  this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Fabric Die Cuts.


In addition to the Crate Paper patterned paper and decorative brad, I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (rustic white), stamps (sweet strawberry sentiments) and dies (tag sale #5, beautiful blooms II #1).

Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

merryf said...

Love the layout! And the patterns look so wonderful with the colors in Sage's dress and the green leaves behind her!

Steph H said...

Wow - love this herringbone technique. Looks like it took a lot of configuring, but well worth your effort Leigh. Is there a tutorial somewhere for that herringbone design?

Susan said...

WOW!!! I love your layout!! Love, love, love!! I will have to try out that herringbone technique. Love the stitching too.

Joyce said...

Love this super sized herringbone. How on earth did you do it? You need to tell us followers!

Karen C. said...

Awesome card and layout. It really does look time consuming and detailed. Do you have any tips to make all the papers line up so neatly?

Suzanne D. said...

SO SO gorgeous, Leigh! I HAVE to try this!

Deb said...

Leigh, these are both gorgeous!!!! Love the herringbone and fabric die cuts!!!

Sara said...

Wow! This is really beautiful. I recently found your blog and I love how you use so many stamps and dies from PTI in you layouts. It gives me a lot of inspiration as a new scrapbooker :). I too wonder if there is a tutorial on how to create this stunning background. Thanks for sharing.

kerrycwills said...

Looks great, not only the entire layout but the herringbone background as well. Thanks for the heads up and inspiration about Crate's challenge!

LEG Studios said...

Stunning layout and card, Leigh. I love how the background is artwork in itself, and yet doesn't distract the eye from your photos! Kudos to you!

Camilla said...

The card is so good! I am not a herringbone fan usually, but This oversize works for my eye.

Karen P. said...

Leigh I love the layout and the card. Are the papercuts squares? Alos where is the tag sale #5 used? Thanks

Jen Adcock said...

Both layout and card are as sweet as can be! Gosh you really have a flair for the geometric. LOL Lovely work Madame. Always a treat to see what you've been up to.

Deanna Jean said...

Leigh, these are stunning. Great job!

Tonya Jastad said...

Awesome! I love the look of the larger herringbone. Both are lovely.

Terri said...

Great layout and card. Love the super sized herringbone.

Nerina said...

I love your colours and patterns and the dynamic movement you've created in both of these! Gorgeous!

frommycraftroom said...

Great job. Love the pattern and the DSP.

chris said...

Will you be doing a tutorial on how to use the tag sale 5 die for the herringbone pattern? Hint, hint :)!

chris said...

Will you be doing a tutorial on how to use the tag sale 5 die for the herringbone pattern? Hint, hint :)!

Kara said...

Oh. So cool!!! Love it.