Happy Monday! It's Jill here, with this week's challenge: repeat stamped images to create a pattern. Use one or more of your favorite stamps to create a pattern that you can work into your next project. The beauty of this approach is that you can modify the color of the pattern to suit the color scheme of your layout.
With this challenge in mind, I reached for my houndstooth stamp from October Afternoon and some neon blue ink and filled a background with the pattern.
In case you're wondering about the title, here in Hawai'i, the term "poi dog" refers to a mixed breed dog, and while some may consider "mutts" to be inferior to purebreeds, I must disagree -- I love my poi dog!
Since there is a predominance of green in the photo, I used blue rather than green for the background, and I love the effect. The background reminds me of an open blue sky. When it came to deciding on the proportions of each color to use, I went with the gallon/quart/pint approach, which involves using a lot of one color (gallon/blue), a moderate amount of another (quart/green), and a little bit of a third color (pint/yellow).
Nicole Harper joined me for this week's challenge, and created a card that doubles as one of the cutest pick-me-ups ever:
Nicole and I would love to see your take on this challenge, so stamp away and share your project in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery.
Have a great week!