Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Counting My Blessings with "Faith"

Recently, I shared a home decor mixed-media project here on the blog, showing how easy it is to alter and embellish Faith by adding spots of bright color to this otherwise neutral line. But today I want to show the softer side of Faith by focusing on its subtle color palette, with monochromatic designs that really pop.

Although Faith has a distinctly neutral color scheme, it does contain a wide variation of color tones, which I tried to highlight here on this card. I love the combo of crisp white mixed with cream and beige, with touches of soft yellow thrown in, too. The solid ochre colored paper I used in the background, from the 6x6 paper bundle, anchors and frames the design, and really sets the subtle colors off.

To add extra interest to my projects, I like to mix the 12x12 papers with the 6x6 Bundle papers. The variation in scale, and the visual texture between the linen and smooth papers add subtle, yet eye catching detail. A layer of soft cotton batting adds another dimension, too, and machine stitching helps add definition between the papers.

For my second project, I made a pretty gable gift box and matching tag, blending and mixing the neutral papers with neutral trim and embellishments for a soft, monochromatic look.

Once again I combined papers from the 6x6 Bundle, used to make the flower and tag, with 12x12 paper, for a fun mix of texture and scale. A thin strip, trimmed from the Enhancements paper and accented with a diction sticker, makes a quick and easy banner flag to dress up my tag. Love how it looks! So much variety from just a simple neutral color palette.


Enjoy!
Supplies:
Authentique Faith Collection:
12x12 Paper "divine"
6x6 Bundle
Enhancements Cut Apart Paper
Details Cardstock Stickers
"petite diction" Mini Word Stickers
Flowers: Petaloo
Dies: Sizzix
Trim: May Arts, Stampin'Up, Craft Supply
Button: American Crafts
Ink: Clearsnap
Batting, Pinking Shears: Sewing Supply


12 comments:

  1. How beautiful....love Audrey's style!

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  2. How beautiful this are, Audrey!! The card looks so wonderful for that special someone, but then your giftwrap is so over the top!!!! Love the flowers and that you added that extra touch of using the small print to make those from the 6x6! You do a gorgeous job and are so inspiring! Thank you!

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  3. This turned out really wonderful! I just love the pretty flowers!

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  4. Wow! What a stunning gift ensemble! Sure to delight whomever the blessed recipient is to be! I love your gable box--I think the Faith line is like--PERFECT for that particular box because it's such a sweet, pretty style as it is and this paper collection only adds to the charm. Your card is absolutely gorgeous too!! I love this and thank you for the wonderful inspiration today!!

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  5. This is a perfect alternative for sympathy cards. It's elegant and soft...it moves away from the somber appearance of black and white. Thank you.

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  6. Beautiful and elegant - so perfect for many different occasions.

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  7. lovely card and really like the gift bag/tag combo

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