Thursday, January 5, 2012

PTI princess challenge: make your own background paper.

It's finally my turn to host our PTI princess challenge!

My challenge to you is to create your own patterned paper.  Bonus points for creating more than one, and extra bonus points for using them on a project :)

I couldn't find a patterned paper that:
1.  I could get my hands on fast enough
2.  Only had pinks in it

So, in 1 afternoon, I created these (so sorry for the poor picture quality - I sweated over this one!):


and here are close-ups of some of my favorites:




For all of them, I used the same principles:
1.  start with the larger images
2.  add medium and then smaller images to fill in the gaps
3.  add a layer of a background stamp over-top to tie everything together.

ETA: I used PTI white, SU pretty in pink, and melon mambo papers.  The inks I used are all SU: blush blossom, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, melon mambo, and versamark.

I'm also linking this post back to this week's MIM challenge.  I used Nichole's MIM #39 tutorial for my papers.

Tomorrow, I'll show you what I used them all for!

14 comments:

  1. These are truly beautiful. And, they look like real patterned paper. Boy, my youngest would be running for the hills if she saw all that pink. I hope that you enter these in the MIM challenge for making your own background paper.

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  2. Gorgeous. Those papers stamped with the gingko leaves are fantastic. What color inks did you use?

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  3. These are incredible! I would never have guessed that you stamped these yourself. Gorgeous choice of colors!

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  4. Great challenge, Elena, and I love the papers you made!

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  5. Your papers are FABULOUS! They really look like purchased patterned paper. Great job!

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  6. Your papers are FABULOUS! They really look like purchased patterned paper. Great job!

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  7. Oh my! SO pretty! I love this type of stamping the best...will have to give stamping full sheets for pp a try, love the colors and all the sets you combined:)

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  8. Soooooo beautiful!!!!! Can I say I am a little jealous? Yes, I am.

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  9. These papers are so pretty. It is amazing that you stamped them all! great Job!

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  10. You did an incredible job on all of your patterned papers. I love the pink. Happy New Year Elena!

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  11. Gorgeous! No one would ever know that these aren't pre-printed Designer papers! The octagons from Rosie Posie are killer, aren't they?

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  12. Gorgeous!!! TFS - I am going to have to try a version of the Rosie posie one!

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  13. Great challenge and I love all that pink!!

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