Saturday, March 1, 2014

Skylark Has Landed on the Paper Trail

Welcome to this month's edition of the Paper Trail on which we are featuring the cool blues and greens of the new Skylark paper collection. If you have arrived here from Mary's blog, you're on the right track, but of course the hop goes round and round, so if you are just starting here, you're on the right track as well.

Being particularly fond of the colors blue and green, I will admit that I just love Skylark! It features Lagoon, Juniper and Sweet Leaf anchored with Kraft colored cardstock. You can also find bits of Bamboo and Desert Sand in the patterns. Let's see what we can do with it and then we'll look at the individual papers!

Using one of our exclusive hostess stamp sets, I chose the hydrangea and, along with a couple of leaves, positioned it on a kraft colored stem that was cut from one of our Cricut cartridges! It made the perfect base for the entire focal piece. Underneath the floral display, I added mats, also cut from a Cricut cartridge, to ground the piece and add the equivalent of "architectural interest" to my card.

The sentiment is not only double-matted, but also raised with 3-D foam tape for a bit of dimension. Two of the banner bits in the top right-hand corner are cut from the zip strip borders of the patterned papers while the third is cut from our lovely new teal shimmer trim.

Dimension was also given to the flowers and leaves simply by sponging the edges with the same color inks, Lagoon and Sweet Leaf as were used to stamp them.

As promised, let's take a look at the patterned papers included in the Skylark paper packet. In addition to the colors mentioned above, you will also find Skylark Yellow, a kit exclusive color that is a yellow-green. This color is most prominent in the paper in the top left-hand corner in the collection at the right. If you look closely at the largest print, also in the top left-hand corner, you will see that it could easily be a stand alone layout. It has elements included in the print that are positioned just perfectly to make way for a selection of matted photos to complete a page in a jiffy!

Now it's time to hop on over to Diane's blog to see what she has to over this month. Enjoy!