Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fun with colours and patterns

Hello all you crafty people! Today I'm sharing a simple little tag I made for CAS-ual Fridays CFC56 and The Play Date Cafe PDCC135 challenges. It's all about spots for Cas-ual Fridays and some lovely colours for The Play Date Cafe.

Here's my tag -

I started with a plain white piece of cardstock. Next, I used circle punches in various sizes, punched out circles in aqua, blue and clay and then created an abstract pattern with them. I tried out double punching here, it's so cool! This was fun to do, hadn't exercised my brain in a long time! I usually tend to run to my pattern papers and stamps to create something and this was kind of different :)

Brown paper packages tied up with string...

See, I've decided to get into my craft room and make stuff for challenges. To me, right now, it's a great source of inspiration and motivation to craft more regularly.

On that note, I want to share this really handy tip - while working on a project I usually tend to play around with the layout and design until I'm happy with the way it looks. Sometimes, I'm a little whacked in the head, and I tend to forget what I did before I glue everything in place. So I figured I'd take a picture of my arrangement first before I pull away everything to add adhesive. Then I simply use the picture on my iPad as a reference to put everything back together! Such a simple idea, I know. But that's me, I get excited about
 my little discoveries :)

Happy Crafting!


Deepti Aggarwal said...

wow beautiful tag.... love it..

Stacy said...

What a fabulous tag, thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Diane said...

Gorgeous. Love your idea and the colours are great.

Julie Day said...

Fabulous tag! Love the colors and the arrangement is perfect :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Friday!

Jenny said...

Brilliant circle design, so versatile for guys and gals depending on the colour scheme :0)
Great tip about photos of the design before adding adhesive :0)
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

Virginia L. said...

SO sophisticated! Love the design!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne said...

Love this! From the colors to the retro vibe...just perfect execution- a real stunner!! Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week!! Have a great weekend! Suzanne

AshKuku said...

An usual design executed in an unique manner.... Brilliant!

Ash.. :)