Wednesday 17 August 2016

Zesty Zing Patterns

At the moment, Paper Artsy have a Patterns theme challenge, and the challenge on That's Crafty is Zesty Zing. I thought it would be fun to combine the two. I had in my mind's eye to do rows of brightly coloured Fresco paint colours with a different pattern on each colour, going across. I wanted the rows to be definite but not neat lines, and for the colour to be a bit patchy. I also wanted a little bit of white to separate the rows. I found the idea much easier than the reality! I wanted to use my brayer, with different widths of masking tape to divide up the rows, removing them when I had done a particular colour. Above is what I finally came up with, on a canvas board. For the colours I used Zesty Zing, Granny Smith, Limelight, Coral, Cherry Red, Bougainvillea, and Tango. For the stamping I used EEV05 and 06, ELB 23, and ESN17. IRL it is incredibly Zingy!!

As I was working I cleaned off my brayer and my stamps onto a piece of stamping card and then stamped the leaves from EEV02 and the Flower from JoFY36 and layered them up to finish the piece off.

This card was a result of my first, trial attempt which was a masterboard on cardstock, which I cut up into pieces and have made several cards. It was tricky working out which colours of stamping would show up on the paint lines. The main disaster though was that I had various types and widths of masking tape and one of them was very high tack and lifted off some of the surface of the card. This made it very 'textural' in one spot! It wasn't a complete waste though as I've been able to use it, and it was good fun. 

I am entering the card and canvas into the That's Crafty Zesty Zing challenge and the Paper Artsy Patterns challenge.


  1. Absolutely love this idea Lucy, gorgeous project!
    Alison xx

  2. Wonderful colours that speak of summer! Not that we know anything about summer up here LOL. We've had the central heating on some evenings this week.
    Lucy, sorry I haven't been in contact for too long a time. Hope life is being as kind to you as it possibly can.

  3. Oooh! Yum! Gorgeous colours and patterns. The flower adds just the right touch too. Lx

  4. Beautiful project and fabulous pattern. xx

  5. What a fabulous interpretation of the theme! I really like these colours and pattern. Isn't it initially annoying when you pull away something you thought was low tack and take away some of the surface? But what a delight when you see the texture that adds? This is fun, colourful and summery! :) xx

  6. Definitely worth all the effort! The colours are so zingy, and I even like the idea of the texture created by the "disastrous" high tack tape! Fabulous pattern work. Sorry to have missed so much, but it's nice to have a few moments to catch up a bit.
    Alison x

  7. Such a bright and vibrant card, Lucy!