2019 Topic 10: Tiled Patterns
I always love the colours that Anneke chooses. They are bright and fun, and she has the knack of putting colours together that always offer a striking contrast and really appeal in such a fun way. Her use of white to enhance that pop is a really great tip! ~ Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Anneke with you today, and I'd like to share with you a set of one layer cards I made for the Repeated Patterns/Tiled Patterns topic. For my cards (or should I say tiles?) I was inspired by the patterns on the Marimekko napkins. Marimekko is a Finnish brand known for its original prints and colors. My aim was to design a few patterns using only one single stamp per pattern.
I started by cutting 3 card panels out of Smoothy White Stamping Card 240gsm, size 5 x 5" (12,5 x 12,5 cm). I rounded the corners using my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper.
For my project I've chosen Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Bubble Gum, Smoked Paprika, Midnight, Zesty Zing and Blah Mange as my main colors.
I used one small stamp on each card, made a repeated pattern with each of the stamps. The stamps are from the ETS 24, ETS 25 and ETS 15 stamp sets.
To create the first card I started by painting the background with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Midnight. I stamped the flower from the ETS 24 stamp set randomly on top of the blue background using Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Snowflake. I used a small brush to overpaint each flower with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Bubble Gum. Because of the white layer underneath, the pink color looks really pink on the dark background.
I colored the flower centres using Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Peach Nectar. I added a touch of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Smoked Paprika to make them pop more. I outlined each flower using a Distress Marker. I finished the card off by adding dots. I 'stamped' the yellow dots with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Snowflake and Zesty Zing using the eraser at the end of a pencil. Did the orange dots with a paint marker.
I stamped with a flower from the ETS 15 stamp set on each circle using Archival Ink Cobalt. Did the flower centres with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Smoked Paprika.
I first stamped yellow dots instead of orange ones. I didn't like the outcome so I overstamped the yellow dots with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Snowflake first, then restamped with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Smoked Paprika. Because Smoked Paprika is a translucent paint that white layer was necessary to cover the yellow paint.
If you're familiar with my work you'll know I'm often making grid/tiled backgrounds for my cards (f.i. HERE & HERE) but this time I tried to design my own tiles. I'm happy with the outcome. Playing with pattern, repetition and order is fun and it brings a sense of calm into your work. It's also surprising what you can achieve by using just one stamp.
I hope I could inspire you to take a better look at your small stamps and use them to design a few nice patterns. It's super easy and so fun to do!
I would love to see what you come up with!
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a creative week.