Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Homework

This was a "homework" assignment from the Pattern Play class that I took last week.  Pretty much like what happened when I was in school and was late with my homework!  Sigh!  I finally decided to buckle down and see if I could manipulate some of the pattern pieces like they showed on one of the videos.


This turned out to be a CASE of one that was on the video but figured that was ok since I didn't know what I was doing.  I changed the patterned paper, embossing, and image - but otherwise it's close to the same.  I used some patterned paper from DCWV called Linen Closet.  It's gorgeous paper (some with glitter on it too) but I had absolutely no card stock to match it.  I didn't realize this though until I got all the strips of paper cut out!!!  Figures!  Anyway, I put all the pieces together and this is what came out - not perfect, but at least I got all the strips on the card.

I picked this SU image to use and then added the "welcome, little one" and got to thinking......this is pretty tacky putting a HIPPO on a baby card!!  I mean, I sure wouldn't want some brand new mother or dad to think that I thought their baby was as big as a Hippo!  LOL!  I think maybe I need to change that sentiment to Happy Birthday or something! 

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

28 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Well you are ahead of me on homework. I haven't even tried this one yet. You did a fabulous job and those papers look like the ultimate baby papers and they go so well with the white swiss dots. I never thought of any parents being insulted when I saw it, but you never know. Have a great day.

Marilyn said...

Cute baby card Lynn and that's a sweet image. I love that paper!

Joan Ervin said...

What a cool looking background, Lynn....the pattern is really pretty and I love the papers you used!!!

Evie said...

Just beautiful. Gorgeous image, lovely design and fab papers.

Hugs,
Evie

Lynn McAuley said...

It's precious! I love it, Lynn!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Too funny I took the class as well, I just love their classes and the inspiration that everyone provides. I think I have taken almost all the classes at this point , especially the Clean and Simple ones, which I purchased after it was over, but still love the ideas. Your card is amazing and you did a great job with this one! Loving all the textures, can't wait to see more.

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the design and fab image.xxx

Tammy said...

This is fabulous Lynn!! I love your gorgeous paper design! Adorable image and colors!
Tammy x

Chriss Real said...

Oh this is very cool. I see how you did it almost like laying down a quilted pattern. I like it very much!

Hugs,

Chriss
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Lynn, love the weaving on the side and love the image.

Hugs
Linda xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lynn,I like the sweet image the embossing and the design.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Somebody should move to the head of the class! Absolutely outstanding! Gorgeous papers and such a cute image!

Bonnie said...

These soft blues are perfect with the white and kraft! I think that hippo is probably less apt to insult a baby than an adult!

Carol L said...

The paper weaving looks wonderful, and I love the linen closet patterns! A baby hippo is fine for a baby - look how many baby cards have elephants and giraffes on them :) It's a super cute card!

Donna Ellis said...

An adorable card, Lynn! Love the paper piecing to achieve the quilted look - really looks fabulous! Very cute card. hugs, de

Davi said...

Love the background you created, looks beautiful with the sweet little image :) Beautiful!!

MaxineD said...

lovely card Lynn - the patterned paper is stunning, and I love the way it is pieced.
Blessings
Maxine

NanaConnie said...

Oh, this is great, Lynn! Don't you just love the Linen Closet papers? I think they're my favorites of all time. The hippo is fine on a baby card -- after all, we use giraffes all the time and that doesn't mean a baby has a long neck. LOL
Fabulous job on the design of the papers, too.

Anne Temple said...

This is a fabulous baby card - don't change a thing. At least you're doing your homework - I haven't even watched the videos yet.

Jessi Fogan said...

I think the baby hippo is perfect! If you're worried that the recipient is going to translate it to themselves MUCH better that it not be a birthday card ;P
I like the combo of patterns you've used - very 'quilty' and perfect for a baby card!

MaryH said...

This is adorable! Loved the paper quilting & this DCWV paper was beautiful in this technique (got this pack, must remember your card). I thought your hippo was a sweet image for a baby card..perky & cute. Your ef was a perfect compliment to the quilted squares. Would love to see this how-to video! TFS

Darlene said...

Well I think that little hippo is sweet! And the patterned paper and how you've pieced it together is wonderful. It really adds interest and dimension to the card. That is one of my favorite paper packs too, such pretty colors and shine on the papers. I really like this card Lynn!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a sweet baby card. I love how you used/did the papers. Very pretty!

Monica said...

Oh how creative the papers seem here. Just such a sweet baby boy card. Love his blue bow. The papers are so cleverly done.
Love,
Monica xxx

Margaret said...

I love how you used the paper! A great way to mix patterns! I hope no one finds your sweet hippo offensive because I used the same image on a little one's first birthday card not too long ago! I think it's cute enough to pass as a stuffed animal...

Shannon White said...

Well Better late than never, lol ! ;-) This is so Adorable Lynn! Love the paper weaving affect and your Sweet hippo! Such an Adorable Baby card Lynn!

Hugs
Shannon

Ellen said...

So graphically pleasing to the eye! Sweet card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is so pretty- love the paper pattern- and the sweet image- plus, I have to say- love the cool way you added the sentiment : )