We have a soft and subtle color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average site:
Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, and Very Vanilla
Here's my contribution:
I've been in an Iris Folding frame of mind lately. I came across this fun sleeping cat pattern by Maureen Sparrow on Pinterest . Although Maureen created it as a quilting pattern, I immediately thought I could work it into an Iris Folded project. I printed the pattern out on copy paper, reduced it to 65%, then printed it out again to use for my project. After a couple of tries, I decided that I liked the plain Pool Party background rather than having the separate sections for the background as shown on the pattern.
After I finished paper-piecing the sleeping cat, I embossed it using my Big Shot and an embossing folder to give it some texture and to make it look more like a quilt.
The greeting came from the My Digital Studio download Cute Cats.
Baked Brown Sugar was one of the colors in the challenge, but once I started on the project I realized that I didn't have ANY Baked Brown Sugar card stock on hand. So, I switched gears a little bit and used Soft Suede. I think it will be ok :)
So, it ended up not being an Iris Fold project. It is more of a paper-pieced faux quilt project! It was a little time consuming, but fun to do. I hope it will make you smile!
Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can. It means a lot to all of us! We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges. A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site.
Stamp Set: Cute Cats (My Digital Studio download)
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Park Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories: My Digital Studio, printer, sleeping cat pattern, Big Shot, embossing folder (sorry, I can't remember what this one is called. It is retired and isn't labeled with a name), sponge, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Basic Black marker