Sunday, January 15, 2012

Brown Paper

This month our Punky Sprouts challenge was to create a project using a kraft paper line as our main paper. Punky Sprouts products are quite literally a blank canvas. Lil' Stems can be pleated or ruffled or misted or twisted. Punky Blossoms create texture without a lot of bulk. They can be kept flat or folded or scrunched or sewed. Add white ink or cardstock or journaling or doilies to stand out as a brilliant and positive color against the brown paper. In the words of one of my favorite authors, G.K. Chesterton, "Brown paper represents the primal twilight of the first toil of creation, and with a bright-colored chalk or two you can pick out points of fire in it, sparks of gold, and blood-red, and sea-green, like the first fierce stars that sprang out of divine darkness."

So take up the Punky Challenge this month, find your favorite kraft paper line or a Punky Playground and bring out the sparks of gold against the neutral beauty and blank canvas of brown kraft paper.
 
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To make pleats with Punky Lil' Stems, sew a straight stitch with a sewing machine while folding the canvas over then under to form pleats. I loved the texture it gave to the layout and the contrast of the hot pink thread on the canvas.

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To make flowers fold the Punky Blossom in half several times and sew, glue or staple the bottom corner edge. With the bottom edge secured, begin opening and flattening to form a flower.

4 comments:

Emily S said...

Kraft cardstock is a base for most of my layouts. This is GORGEOUS Noel!

Emily Straw

Veronica said...

I LOVE kraft cs and have been using it quite a bit. LOVE your layering technique and wish I could pull it off as well as you!

Yosemite said...

Georgous paper flower - so easy to do and so beautiful !

LISA said...

When I saw your latest photo's of your daughters on Facebook, I just knew there would be a LO coming soon. This is gorgeous Noel!! Simply gorgeous.

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