Saturday, September 13, 2014

It's A Plaid, Plaid World

(I think there should be a few more Plaids in there, but I got tired of typing, and I'm sure you get the idea.)

When I saw the current Little Tangles challenge:

 I knew I had to play.

Here's my card, then I'll explain:

I made the plaid using the On The Strip 2 set, and three different inks. The colors were chosen for two challenges that had very similar colors (I love when that happens):

 Just Add Ink:

and Colour Me ...!:

Here's my card again so I can see it when I start explaining:

I played several times with making the plaid, and I used this one since it was the straightest. I made a second one that I like better, but it wasn't stamped straight enough to cut straight and not leave you with vertigo, so I used it on another card for a different challenge.

The colors I used for the plaid were Hero Arts Tide Pool, Butter Bar, and Charcoal. After I trimmed out the straightest part of the design and stuck it to the card front, I added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn, popped up on foam tape.

I thought it still needed something, so I added some Neat & Tangled Summer Sun sequins at a few of the intersecting charcoal lines.

This is a great sketch. So great, in fact, I played it again. See my next post for my second entry.

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: Squee! I got an honorable mention at the Little Tangles blog!


  1. What a great effect! Lovely way to combine the colours. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  2. Awesome stamping, Leslie! Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    CMCC Design Team

  3. Leslie, this is FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  4. Love your colourful - and beautifully straight and even! - plaid design. Great use of this week's colours - thanks for joining us over at Colour Me...! this week!

  5. love the colors you used! thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!

  6. Fabulous stamping and such a great effect. Love the subtle embellishments. Chantell JAI

  7. Wow, what a great use of the challenge colours this week! I love your plaid and the fun little sequins. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Me...! this week :)

  8. This is fabulous! What a great way to use the challenge colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.


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