Thursday, 14 July 2016

Patterns of Africa

Hello folks,
Thank you for visiting today.  I don't want to spoil things, but I think it might actually be a nice day here - I can see the sun!  So I am off to get some gardening done - there has been so much growth!
Anyway, just time to get a blog done before I start...

This is one of the cards I did for the Clarity show on TV last time, using the Wee Africa set 1 and Wee Africa set 2 stamps

I wanted to try and do something typically African, so I had a look on Google and found all sorts of traditional patterns, and doing lines of patterns seemed quite popular, so I thought I'd give it a go......

I chose Kraft card and started by stamping the elephants, then drew a line across the top and bottom - I used a ruler and lined it up to make sure it was straight, then it was a case of using a black and white pen to build up rows of patterns.

I thoroughly enjoyed this, very relaxing and good fun deciding which pattern to do next.

I noticed that all the patterns I'd seen on the web were obviously hand drawn and were by no means perfect, so I embraced that concept and didn't worry too much that all the shapes weren't the same!  I recommend that attitude!!

Enjoy your day!
Janet xxx

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